To support the development of a hand-held, point-of-care diagnostics instrument which could run fluorometric, multiplex immunoassays using microfluidic consumables. The instrument also had to deliver an outstanding user experience – comparable to the best consumer electronics – along with fully secure cloud connectivity to electronic health records.
Together with the client, we assembled a multi-disciplinary team which included engineers, designers, physicists, and also biochemists, digital design experts and human factors specialists. The skills and experience of the group at Team Consulting complemented the client’s experience and knowledge, particularly in assay development, consumable and instrument manufacturing. The teams worked closely together, iterating quickly and efficiently to prove out all the aspects of the system from the embedded software to the product usability and integration with electronic medical records.
The diagnostics device was developed, tested, transferred to manufacture and CE marked in less than three years. It has already created a seismic shift in expectation of the performance, connectivity and usability of a PoC diagnostics system.
The images of the device in this case study are purely illustrative.