MA micro automation has developed CERES POC – a highly flexible production system for the manufacturing of Point-of-Care (POC) rapid diagnostic tests. The system can be used to produce multiple product configurations. Development of these systems considered the entire process chain, from plastic molding to QC testing and packaging. As a result, over 30 million tests per year can be produced with one system, in close to normal room conditions.

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Product characteristics

  • A dry production environment is required for operation of the production line (clean room not required)
  • Different types of housings and strips can be handled
  • Loose strips can be handled and packaged
  • A Lateral Flow Strip (LFS) feeding machine can be provided
  • Laser or pad labeling of the upper housing parts is integrated in the assembly machine
  • Maximum machine speed
  • Integrated Packaging can be included
  • Flexible platform concept accommodates different types of POC devices
  • Machine can be variably adapted to the production site



Technical Report

Magazine “Kunststoffe” – Sanner and MA micro automation bring rapid test production back to Europe
(Issue 10 / 2022)
Only available in German.


Technical Report

Magazine “Plastverarbeiter” Special Edition Medplast – CERES POC
(Issue 13 / 2022)
Only available in German.

The application

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