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Lab-on-a-chip is a key technology for Point of Care Testing

Updated: Nov 30

Main technologies in point of care testing:


Lab-on-a-chip technology integrates MEMS and microfluidics together to build a device that enables fast and cheap medical diagnostics.


MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems) are especially made for small sensors, optics and actuation systems that require high precision and extreme miniaturization. Microfluidics is a family of technologies used to manipulate very tiny amounts of fluid on a micro scale.


What technical fields are utilizing such technologies?


Lab-on-a-chip is a cutting-edge technology which enables the experiments being conducted on a small micro-size chip.

MEMS


A new generation of MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems) sensors enables point of care testing to be done easily, accurately and reliably on a single drop of blood or urine at the patient's bed side or even in remote locations, such as, blood glucose, cholesterol and urinalysis. The technology also enables smart and accurate solutions for the detection of diseases such as type 1 diabetes, hemoglobinopathies, HIV, hepatitis B/C and cancer.


Microfluidics


Microfluidics is a family of technologies used to manipulate very tiny amounts of fluid on a micro scale. This enables manipulation of small quantities or individual molecules, cells, and viruses for scientific research. Some applications include DNA microarrays, protein microarrays, gene therapy and drug discovery, proteomics and bioanalytics. Microfluidic technology can also be used to diagnose TSH related diseases such as Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Graves’ Disease. With a microfluidic detection system, we can simultaneously measure multiple analytes in the biological sample on the same chip which helps to reduce the time and cost of testing.


Benefits of application in medical devices


Using proprietary electronics with integrated optics, these innovative devices allow for a single unit which combines sample preparation, diagnostic sensing and communications function into one compact package. Furthermore, The combined benefits of miniaturization and ultra-low power make it possible to place these devices directly on the skin or inside biological systems for continuous, non-contact sensing.


[FREND System]

Rapid quantitative immunoassay analyzers


FREND is a quantitative immunoassay analyzing instrument that utilizes disposable cartridge to provide in vitro diagnostics results.

Specifications


Specifications

FREND System

FREND AP

Electrical Rating-Voltage

100 - 240 V

100 - 240 V

Electrical Rating-Current

1.7 A

1.7 A

Electrical Rating-Frequency

50 / 60 Hz

50 / 60 Hz

Output-Voltage

DC 12 V

DC 12 V

Output-Current

3.33 A

5.0 A

Dimensions (WxLxH)

240 x 260 x 175 mm

195 x 230 x 210 mm

Weight

3 Kg

4 Kg

Yes Easy-to-use | Yes Rapid (3 minutes) | Yes Small sample volume



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