Industrial Automation


Life Sciences & Medical

Complete Solutions for Life Sciences and Medical

Manufacturers within life sciences and medical industries require 100% data integrity and extremely reliable components that are small enough fit into their instruments. From reading labels on specimen tubes or directly marked surgical instruments, to automated presence/absence detection of microtiter plates, manufacturers depend on the highest levels of performance and flexibility, with minimal integration effort.

Read Any Linear Code or 2D Symbol

Our products feature the latest barcode reading technology for decoding both linear barcodes and 2D symbols, such as Data Matrix. Specialty readers are available for tight spaces, high-speed reading and symbol reconstruction.

Application Examples

  • Sample or Tube Carrier ID 
  • Reagent ID
  • Match Test to Sample
  • Sample Routing
  • Sample Tracking
MicroHAWK Readers MicroHAWK Readers
MS-1 MS-1
MS-3 MS-3
WebLink WebLink
barcode reading for life sciences medical

Verify Barcode Quality & Compliance

We offer a variety of offline and inline verification solutions that include camera, software and precision illumination specifically designed for the verification of 1D/2D codes to industry standards.

Application Examples

  • Code Quality & Legibility 
  • GS1, HIBCC Compliance
  • Data Content & Format
  • Compare Data to Match String
LVS-9510 LVS-9510
LVS-7510 LVS-7510
LVS-9580 LVS-9580
VMI Software VMI Software


barcode verification for life sciences medical

Inspect & Enable Guidance

Omron Microscan machine vision solutions provide precision product inspection to ensure quality and accuracy. Our products include machine vision software, smart cameras, and complete inspection systems.

Application Examples

  • Sample Location
  • Measurement for Guidance
  • Cap Color & Presence
  • Fill Level
  • OCR/OCV & Label Quality 
MicroHAWK Engine MicroHAWK Engine
MicroHAWK MV-20 MicroHAWK MV-20
MicroHAWK MV-30 MicroHAWK MV-30
MicroHAWK MV-40 MicroHAWK MV-40
machine vision for life sciences medical

Industries Served

  • Laboratory Automation
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Tissue Diagnostics
  • Immunochemistry
  • Hematology
  • Point of Care
  • Reagent and Kit Identification/Tracking

Compliance Standards

Microscan offers a wide range of verification solutions to meet industry standards including:

  • CLSI document AUTO2-A2: Laboratory Automation: Bar Codes for Specimen Container Identification
  • UDI
  • GS1

Life Sciences & Medical Resources


Old DPMs never die, nor do they fade away. At least they’re not supposed to meet their demise before the part carrying them goes out of service. One of the major challenges of using DPMs (short for “direct part marks”) to trace products and parts lies in the need for permanence. If a part is to be incorporated into a brand-new Boeing 737 and the aircraft is expected to stay in service for several decades, then the DPM on that part needs to last several decades as well. This is known as “cradle-to-grave traceability” – a fundamental requirement for the sake of quality control and public safety.

Machine Vision Can Do More Than You Think

Many are unaware of the extent to which the theoretical field of computer vision has produced tangible benefits for manufacturing.

The ability to automatically extract information from digital images opens many doors for manufacturers striving to cut costs, improve quality and streamline their processes overall. The primary uses of machine vision are inspection, gauging, and robot guidance. This white paper by Omron Microscan explores machine vision’s fundamental functions, benefits for industrial automation and real-world applications.

Introducing The New HAWK MV-4000 High Performance Smart Camera

Introducing The New HAWK MV-4000 High Performance Smart Camera

The HAWK MV-4000® is Omron Microscan’s brand new high-performance machine vision camera with 4 times the processing power, and up to 6 times the frame rates over the previous generation of smart cameras.