Pioneering Immunoassay Point-of-Care Testing

ChallengeThe Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology (IBST), based at the University of the West of England asked KD to support the design and optimisation of a saliva-based Point-Of-Care biosensor for the prediction and monitoring of COPD exacerbations
Sector
Disciplines Engineering Manufacture Prototyping
Pioneering Point-Of-Care Testing
Collaboration

Close working relationship with the UWE scientific team to translate assays from the lab to the basis for a Point-of-Care testing system

Engineering

Development of novel cartridge-based sample and test reagent fluid manipulation system, including on cartridge dilution and mixing.

Pioneering Point-Of-Care Testing
Pioneering Point-Of-Care Testing
Prototyping

Development of proof of principle instrument to drive fluids through the cartridge. Manufactured low volume quantities of cartridge assemblies to support testing.

We were very impressed how well KD worked with the UWE team and how committed and flexible they were to deliver.

University of the West of England (UWE)

S.P.O.C
Impact
Successful demonstration of assay principle supporting laboratory test validation
Demonstration of value of design-industry-academia partnerships
Generation of new technology and IP

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To discuss your medical focused project, contact Kerry Briggs our Head of Medical