BioDot and JOT Automation place an automated rapid test strip assembly system at the Chinese Inspection & Quarantine facility

— 3 November 2014

Showcasing the IDeA at MEDICA

BioDot and JOT Automation, Press Release, 3 November 2014

BioDot, the leader in system tools for diagnostic tests, and JOT Automation, the leading supplier of test and production solutions, installed an automated cassette assembly system for the volume manufacturing of lateral flow tests to the Chinese Inspection & Quarantine Facility (CIQ).

The modular desktop assembly cell is based on the JOT IDeA (Intelligent Desktop Automation) platform. The novel robotic solution is fast and accurate with the ability to singulate, assemble, print and inspect lateral flow tests in an extremely small footprint.

Jorma Venäläinen, Business Line Director of Life Sciences at JOT Automation, says: "JOT sees micro factory solutions as a growing trend. We are excited about the opportunities to use our know-how, originating from the telecom industry, to offer solutions for the medical diagnostics market."

“Life science companies like CIQ are seeing manufacturing as a critical asset to increase capacity and quality cost effectively and to speed up development cycles. The importance of automation technology has never been more relevant.”

“The modular IDeA platform is an ideal solution for manufacturers with more than one product to assemble. Quick product changes, flexibility and efficiency support our philosophy, bringing manufacturing strength to the laboratory, just perfectly,” states Anthony Lemmo, COO of BioDot.

BioDot and JOT started their partnership in 2012. Experts from both companies are showcasing all the key features of the medical device assembly platform IDeA at MEDICA in Düsseldorf, Germany. Meet us at BioDot’s booth (Hall 2 Stand C47) on November 12-15.

Further information:

Jorma Venäläinen, Business Line Director, Life Sciences
JOT Automation Ltd. | +358 50 365 7186 |

Barbara McIntosh, Vice President, Global Sales
BioDot, Inc. | +1 949 342 6336 |

About BioDot Inc.
BioDot is the leading supplier of system tools for the research, development and commercialization of diagnostic tests. Our mission is to enable, inspire and educate scientists to commercialize their R&D ideas through to manufactured product. Using its core competencies in low volume non-contact dispensing, cutting/slitting, lamination, and strip assembly, BioDot has developed a range of equipment for the research and development, and manufacture of rapid tests.

About JOT Automation Ltd.
JOT Automation is driven by a passion to develop and manufacture test and production solutions for mobile devices, components and electronics. JOT Automation offers product platforms to solve versatile volume manufacturing challenges in the most cost-effective manner. The company is a global partner for several industry leading companies in the telecom, automotive and life science industries. The Company is headquartered in Oulu, Finland, with a global presence covering 14 countries.