100% Employee Owned, Founded 1954


100% Employee Owned, Founded 1954


100% Employee Owned, Founded 1954


Microscan Solutions in Life Science Industries

Robin Daughtry | June 19th, 2015

When Data Accuracy and Reliability is Critical

Data accuracy and reliability are critical within life sciences industries where manufacturers need to increase throughput while meeting regulatory compliance.

Solutions from Cross Company and Microscan help manufacturers throughout clinical diagnostics, drug discovery, medical devices and pharmaceutical industries.  Diverse application include:

Auto ID Tracking & Traceability

  • Sample Tracking
  • Test Level Traceability
  • Medical Device Tracking
  • Vial Reading Verification 

Machine Vision

  • Date and Lot Verification
  • Robotic Guidance
  • Color Detection
  • Inspect Package Integrity
  • Test Tube Cap and Color Inspection
  • Dimensional Gauging
  • Measure Sharpness and Smoothness
  • Measure Fill Levels and Sealings

Application Examples

  • High Speed Reading of Long Linear Barcodes
  • Advanced Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Verification Capabilities
  • Reading 96 Data Matrix in a Single Capture
  • Detailed Inspection of Small Parts and Components

Examples of Inspection and Identification within Life Sciences


  • Test Tubes: Traceability using barcodes on labels; test tube and cap dimension and visual property detection
  • Reagent Packs: Identification using linear barcodes, PDF417 or 2D symbols; bulk package date and lot code identification


  • 96 Well Plates: Plate traceability using barcode labels; vial tracking based on Data Matrix identification
  • Automated Handling: Dimensional inspections on mechanical characteristics


  • Packaging: Label and carton inspections; blister pack inspection for missing contents
  • Date of Manufacture: Traceability of counterfeit medicines via Optical Character; Recognition (OCR) and Verification (OCV); data and lot code traceability via OCV

Medical Devices

  • Surgical Instruments: Scalpel traceability using direct part marked Data Matrix; dimensional inspections on finished goods
  • Consumables: Inspection of syringe needles for burrs and other anomalies; surgical staple shape recognition; test strip traceability through barcode identification

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