About us IDS is the Global Leader in Laboratory Automation. Founded in 1987, we work with laboratories to improve sample flow, and improve patient and employee safety. Our systems range from Pre analytical aliquotors to TLA systems. As an ISO 13485 co. based in Kumamoto, Japan, 98% of all components are designed and produced in-house. Combined with the integration of our design, production, service and customer input; we have unequalled capabilities in delivering a system designed for your specific needs.