Turning a rapid molecular test into a diagnostic device for home use
We helped a start-up turn their laboratory-based diagnostics COVID-19 test into a point of care (PoC) device for home use at minimal cost.
The diagnostic device needed to be low-cost and manufactured in high-volume. The multi-disciplinary team brainstormed concepts that would use existing technologies where possible. We selected the most cost-effective option, tested the chosen concept and developed a proof-of-principle rig to test the assay in the most representative way possible.
We developed and prototyped a self-contained, point-of-care (PoC), disposable device in under a year. This enabled our client to test and prove their assay and technology. The start-up has now been acquired by another company.