Technology to Supercharge Air Monitoring and Save Lives

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Saturation of asbestos monitoring services has driven the market to its extremes. Your clients now demand same day results, regulators require onerous reporting, leading to your staff being pushed to their limits! This has impacted your bottom-line, increased staff attrition, increased litigation risk, and may even have lowered your service quality.

Frontier Microscopy is set to change the industry forever. We're on a Mission to better protect your people during asbestos remediation. Our frontier technology expedites the remediation process, standardises best practice, and provides superior traceability over existing systems.



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Rapid Onsite Air Filter Analysis

Marvin is our patented* system for rapid analysis of air filter samples for detection of asbestos and Synthetic Mineral Fibres (SMF). Marvin can perform analysis in under 2 minutes for up to 600 filter samples per day!

  • Setup in minutes for near instant onsite analysis.
  • Increase your business volume through time saved.
  • Reduce your staff overtime.
  • Supports online analysis for improved traceability.
  • Integrated with the Management Suite. (optional)

Marvin has been launched! See below to make an enquiry.

*Patent No. 2018101327 - system and method for performing automated analysis of air filters

Watch the 30 second Marvin Demo

How does Marvin work?

Marvin was developed over the course of two and a half years with contribution from world class engineers from across the planet. He adheres to the Membrane Filter Method of analysis and counts fibres as per the rules outlined in the universally accepted standard. Marvin performs preparation quality assessment using the Macro-imaging attachment, scanning of the sample on its high speed robotic stage, and counting of fibres using its real-time image processing software. This means that anyone can operate use Marvin as Marvin can reject samples of poor quality automatically!

Why haven't we used Deep Learning?

Unlike deep learning based approaches Marvin's software is capable of analysing any particle and determining if it is a fibre or not using logical rules. This varies considerably from deep learning approaches which do not apply geometric counting rules and can often over or underestimate resultant counts. Unlike deep learning Marvin's logic driven approach can be performed in real-time during the scan enabling analysis to be conducted in under a minute no matter the particle loading! The New York Times published a great article on limitations of deep learning that you can read here: Can A.I. Be Taught to Explain Itself?

Is Marvin Accurate?

Marvin has been engineered to exceed the performance of skilled human counters. To validate Marvin's accuracy we purchased 20 generated quality control slides from an Australian NATA accredited laboratory that had each been counted a minimum of six times each by different analysts. Marvin then performed analysis of those samples which generated the results below. Not only is Marvin well within accepted limits for analysis results he also performs far more consistently than humans by applying the same counting technique on the same power optical equipment.

Independent formal validation has commenced with NATA accredited COHLABS, who are internationally renowned in asbestos monitoring. Given the success of internal validation and through consultation with NATA and technical assessors Marvin is expected to be approved for use in NATA accredited laboratories in February of 2019.

When will Marvin be available?

Marvin is available for limited order today! For more information please contact our approved reseller OccSafe Australia.

Malcolm Burgin
+614 12 997 314


Limited Offer Introductory Pricing!
Get your own Marvin with Pelican Case for just $10,000AUD!





Unify Everyday Operations

The Frontier Microscopy Management Suite is a secure web & mobile software designed for day-to-day air monitoring operations. It significantly increases air monitoring job efficiency by automating field data collection, analysis, reporting, and client communication.

  • Fully integrated with Marvin.
  • Perform additional consulting jobs through time saved.
  • Seamless communication between office, field, lab, and clients.

The Management Suite is available today through the 7-Day Free Trial!

Watch Our Short Management Suite Demo

After a 4 month industry pilot the Management Suite is ready for primetime! Since filming we've extended the Management Suite with equipment management tools, more thorough data recording, vast improvements to activity feed, and job auditing for accreditation efficiency.

Supercharge your Workflow Now!

Sign-up for our FREE guided 7-Day Management Suite Trial! The no obligation trial covers everything you'll need to get your business up to speed with the best in market asbestos/SMF air monitoring software.

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