Intelligent Optics

Intelligent, Connected Optical Modules

Over the past decade, artificial intelligence (AI) has become increasingly important as a disrupter in the future of medicine. Big data and advances in technology are driving opportunities for the application of AI and machine learning (ML) in health care and clinical decision-making at an unprecedented pace.

The in vitro diagnostics (IVD) laboratory stands at the center of clinical decision-making, because of its role in data generation. A recent study on the awareness of AI in the U.S. clinical laboratory showed that most laboratory professionals have already seen some advances driven by AI in their laboratory. As a result, they expect dramatic changes within the next two to five years in both the laboratory landscape and their routine workflow.

Researchers spoke to 87 U.S. based laboratories across the core microbiology, molecular and pathology settings to understand the needs, concerns and expectations of IVD manufacturers as advances in AI and ML disrupt their current processes.

In response to this emerging development, Volpi has partnered with TOPIC Embedded Systems to deliver the industry’s first Embedded Intelligent, Connected Optical Modules.


Volpi’s approach to this combines local computing power, edge computing, Machine Learning and AI to drive lower lab costs, improved operational efficiency, and more powerful analytics, all while enabling the possibility of new data-driven revenue models.


The benefits to our approach include:

  • Decreased TCO
  • More efficient operations
  • Remote monitoring & service
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Valuable performance insights
  • New revenue-generating business models

To learn more about Volpi’s disruptive digital innovation:


Download our free guide, Better Data. Better Instrument Performance here.

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View a conversation between Volpi CEO Max Kunz and TOPIC CEO Rieny Rijnen here.

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