MIT Partners


Quantitative Imaging solutions and automated Analysis of single cells and tissues. Instrumentation used in Precision Medicine.

We are the sole agents for this specialist company in South Africa (including SADC countries).

Tissuefaxs instruments are custom built, consisting of hardware built around the microscope to allow for scanning in the following modes:

    1. Bright field
    2. Wide-field Fluorescence
    3. Confocal fluorescence


Light engines

Filter Cubes

Slide loader

Upgrades available – such as multi-spectral scanning

The capabilities of the system are substantial:

The above hardware is coupled to an Image Analysis Workstation – which is a PC work-station with monitors.

The following software licenses are available to cater for the analysis needs of the researcher from basis to advanced:

    1. Tissuequest
    2. Histoquest
    3. Strata Quest Base

These are leading edge software packages which also offer a app configuration as add-on to save time and take advantage of similar research results already available.

These apps are algorithms which can detect glands, tumours, neurons, blood vessels, can do distance and area measurement and evaluate target cell populations.

Also available is an analysis service of microscope data obtained from prepared tissue samples.

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Photonics Educator Kits for Universities, Colleges, Education & Training Centres. World class, comprehensive and fully self-contained laboratory based educational kits. Geometrical & physical optics, optical waveguiding, fibre optics and components, fibre optic communications, BER, WDM systems, Bragg gratings, fibre amplifiers, lasers, OTDRs, optical networks, fibre sensors, biophotonics and nanophotonics.

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Scientific Imaging

Ultra-High Speed Cameras – the fastest and highest quality imaging systems in the world. Capable of working at over 2.5 Million frames/second.

Located in located in Salt Lake City Utah, USA.

CSIR in South Africa is amongst the long list of company names of globally recognised customers.

The products are:

Framing camera systems and Streak Cameras


  • Aerodynamics
  • Computer Imaging
  • High Energy Physics
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Life Sciences
  • Material Science Research
  • Mechanics
  • Military and Defence Research
  • Nanotechnology
  • Time Resolved Spectroscopy



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Rotating Mirror Streak Camera

The Gas turbine Model 131HD is a super resolution streak camera as used by the CSIR in South Africa.


This is a catalogue order company. MIT is offering the services to its network of customers to source and supply selected and supplementary items for convenience in transaction and requirement.

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Andeen Hagerling

Capacitance Loss Bridges – for the highest accuracy demands in electrical metrology

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Edmund Optics

This is a catalogue optics and Opto-mechanics supplier. Specialising in a product range which is off-the-shelf and supplementary to the precision product range offered by high-end partners such as OptoSigma. MIT offers to supplement and supply niche market products through this channel.

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Products and Services

Optical Components

Filter sets – coated and uncoated

Interference and broadband filtered

Neutral density filters

Lenses & prisms


Beam splitters and polarisers

Prisms, cubes and flats



Andor Technology

MIT is the partner in South Africa for Andor Technology and focussing on the Microscopy application.

This business is focussed on providing best in class performance.

The outstanding features are the modular architecture – Andor has integrated its own acclaimed products manufactured in Belfast with the best available software. It is supporting high quality products from other manufacturers

The DRAGONFLY – SuperResolution Platform

The most complete imaging solution ever  – these are the highlights:

  • instant confocal
  • Simulataneous multi-colour TIRF
  • Laser Widefield imaging
  • Single molecule imaging
  • VIS-NIR wavelengths

Reference Projects: A demonstration of this microscopy system was held in Dec 2016 in Cape Town


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DSD2-Light Confocal Platform

Laser Free Confocal Platform for High performance Imaging.

  • Cost effective upgrade for an existing microscope.
  • Real time control and viewing, confocal flexibility,
  • high contrast,
  • high dynamic range

Scientific EMCCD and CMOS cameras

Andor Technology have captured the global market with their best cameras for scientific applications:

CCD and EMCCD cameras

CMOS cameras

Imaging and spectroscopy type applications

Ultra sensitivity – single photon sensitive



Ci-Systems is a global Electro-optical (E-O) instrumentation company. It has facilities for manufacturing, testing and calibration as well as repair and maintenance.

MIT represents the European company with its location in Paris.

CI-Systems specialises in:

  • IR-sources and Test Sets
  • Black Bodies, Targets and Collimators
  • Boresight Systems
  • Laser Testers
  • Remote Sensing and Radiometers


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Products and Services

Black Bodies

Black bodies radiate temperature and wavelengths of objects.

Available as extended area Black Body Models or as Cavity Black Body.

There a re a number of versatile options available making the black body radiation source useful in developing new E-O military systems.

Main features:

  • removable temperature sensor for fast turnaround calibration
  • Temperature accuracy of 0.007degree C
  • Temperature range -40 degree to 1200 degree C
  • Multifunction controller
  • Milli kelvin Temperature stability
  • Custom Options available


Collimator - METS Test Bench

Small and medium Aperture Collimators

The integration of a collimator with Black Body sources and a target wheel creates the CI-Systems FLIR tester series.

Modular design and easy customisation of components

  • Broad Band application 0.4 to 15 micronmeter
  • Large clear aperture range 4″ to 19″
  • Large Field of View 1 – 11 degrees
  • Accuracy over a wide range of temperatures
  • High reflectivity mirror
  • Rugged construction
  • Portable collimator configuration (ILET)

SR-5000N Spectroradiometer f Remote Sensing

This is the high-end top of the line Spectroradiometer allowing advanced work in object characterisation through radiometrically calibrated infrared signatures.

Applications of the SR-5000N Remote Sensing Spectroradiometer:

  • Calibration and testing of FLIR Test Systems, E-O Simulators, E-O sources and jammers as well as materials
  • Development and production of camouflage materials, rocket and jet engines, E-O sensors and heat seekers, E-O counter measures
  • Monitoring and Measurement of atmospheric transmission, temperature, emissivity, reflectivity, moisture content, air pollution and combustions processes

Targets and wheels

CI-Systems manufactures state-of-the-art IR targets for E-O test systems and offers laser micro-machining to satisfy the ultimate customer request.

Also available: standard targets like pinholes, edge targets, stripes, etc

Boresight and Systems Testers

Setting new standards in E-O testing: Boresighting – Optical boresighting for critical mission targeting.

Inflight boresighting units which enhance the accuracy of the on-board FLIR-Laser and/or CCD-Laser channels.

Designed to perate in harsh environments – drones, tanks, naval vessels and light armoured vehicles.


Labsphere is a US company specializing in Light Measurement and Characterization.

MIT is representing Labsphere for the entire sub-saharan region since 1995.

The product range is state-of-the-art and comprises instrumentation, calibration services and materials:

  • Integrating Spheres and Uniform Light Sources
  • Goniophotometers
  • UV-Transmittance Analysers (SPF Testers)
  • Sensors and sources
  • Optical calibration solutions for satellites
  • Imaging Systems for System performance and testing
  • Materials coatings and Standards
    • Spectralon, Spectraflect, Duraflect and Infragold
    • Reflectance standards, targets, wavelength standards with or w/out calibration

The following applications and industries are using and benefiting:

  • Aerospace and Defence
  • Cosmetics and Medical
  • Street lighting
  • Metrology, Science R & D
  • Lighting manufacturers
  • Remote sensing
  • Consumer Electronics
  • All Industries


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SPF Testing

The UV-2000S is the SPF tester of choice as used by L’Oreal for emulsion testing.

Menu driven application software providing automatic calculation of SPF using

  • ISO
  • Colipa
  • FDA
  • UVA/UVB ratio
  • and many others

Uniform Light Sources

Used to measure Luminance and Radiance

HELIOS is a modular and design driven system using intelligent components it is robust and flexible.

The Remote Sensing Industry is technology driven and evolving rapidly.

The  dynamic product family combining the best features of product innovation and Labsphere Experience.

Standard Materials

Spectralon and Spectraflect as well as InfraGold are Labsphere Proprietary materials used for diffuse reflectance standards and coating in integrating spheres.

Spectralon is a solid material also available in Space Grade for the highest demands.

White Reflectance coating is available as a liquid (paint 6080) which can be sprayed on prepared surfaces.

Integrating Spheres

Available from 1 inch diameter to 2 m diameter and more they are coated in White reflectance material of Infragold for light measurement in the spectral range from UV (250 nm) to IR (2500 nm).

This is the sphere which was delivered in the project with Uganda, for the National Metrology Laboratory

Street Lighting

Offering instrumentation on automated platforms using intelligent components to characterise all light sources – LEDs, Incandescent and fluorescent – as used in the lighting Industry.


PhotoResearch is a Jadak/Novanta company, which is listed on the NYSE.
MIT has been representing this company in South Africa since 1995.The Spectrascan instruments measure light and colour through the lens thus achieving high definition as well as high resolution achieving military specifications and grading. These are state of the art instruments suitable not only for colour matching in the film industry but are also the the instruments of choice in colour measurement and calibration laboratories.
The range consists of instruments and accessories for measurement of Luminance, colour-coordinates as well as tristimulus, spot size, contrast measurement and reflectance. Can be used for videos and pulsed sources. Accessories are available such as filters, apertures, automation platforms and battery operation in field settings. Calibration and maintenance services as well as training on site.

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Products and Services

Screen luminance control in aircraft/space

Military standard measurement of luminance and contrast (screen brightness) as well as colour consistency and spot size is critical in aerospace control rooms.

Spectrascan instruments in Hollywood

State of the Art light and colour measurement solutions achieved using the Pritchard Optics Approach. The Founder of PhotoResearch achieved 2 Academy Awards in Hollywood.

A-Takt V-7HS inline spectral testing

Testing scientific accuracy with speed. This instrument is the world’s fastest and most sensitive (0.5 cd/m^2) in 250 ms – screen testing camera with colour. It is software controlled, offers customs lens optics for ultra fast target acquisition to evaluate and measure inline.

Eksma Optics

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Custom and standard Optics

Manufacturing Optics: Substrates of BK-7, Fused Si, Sapphire, Germanium etc  in flats, domes, etc

Specialises in pockel cells.


PPMA doped with UV-filters used in manual preparation of a sunscreen lotion.

Plates are manufactured according to ISO testing standards. They are re-usable and traceable by unique numbering system.

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Helio Screens

PPM plates for manual dispersion of emulsions and lotions. Compliant with ISO testing requirements.



MIT is representing this global company in South Africa since 1995.
The parent Japanese company is called Sigma Koki, founded in 1977 and is well known for its high precision and quality of workmanship as well as specialisation.
Since 2014 the European branch is our direct partner on the same time zone.
ON-line catalogue and ordering is available through their website. Delivery and payment is available either direct or through MIT.
The major product lines are:
Optical components
Thin Film coatings
Opto-Mechanics and motion control

Suppliers of :
Daily – or standard – optical components (highest quality at best prices
Custom Optics – special materials, shapes, sizes and coatings
Certifications and testing results

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Products and Services

Optical components

Beamsplitters and Prisms
Rails and carriers

Cage system

The OptoSigma cage system is a family of components that allows optical systems to be built using a rigid, easy to assemble framework. There are 2 sizes available.
A variety of holders for mounting mirrors, lenses, polarisers, beamsplitter cubes and C-mount cameras.

Stages - mechanics

Precision positioning:
Manual and motorised