Micro Imaging Technology, Inc. offers a microbial identification system. The Company's microbial identification system manages pathogen identification time for both the food safety and clinical industries. The Company's MIT 1000 is a laser-based microbial identification system capable of identifying pathogenic bacteria. The device uses the principles of light scattering to discriminate various bacteria cells that are suspended in filtered water. Incident laser light both reflects off the bacteria's outer surface and penetrates the body of the bacterium, the light interacts with any structural features and eventually emerges from inside the cell. These light patterns create a signature that is captured and stored in a computer database. The MIT 1000 features approximately 35 photo detectors that surround the sample vial and collect light scattering intensities that are generated when a cell intersects the laser beam.