Physicians want more rapid tests and improved information to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients, particularly in the case of:
Infectious diseases, caused by external microorganism, time to commence treatment is critical. Examples of this include:
Cardiovascular pathologies linked to the heart or blood vessels. Examples of these include:
Current laboratory methods usually test for a limited number of infectious diseases and cardiovascular pathologies using methods that are laborious and time consuming. More recent advances in genomics and proteomics have resulted in complex instrumentation that is capable of performing large numbers of tests, but at a high overall cost.
IBI’s approach enables rapid and highly affordable testing for infectious and other human diseases on their BioFlash-Dx™ diagnostics platform.
The BioFlash system leverages a low cost instrument (i.e., BioFlash instrument line) with consumable tests depending on clinical need and delivers results within minutes.
Fact based decision making requires the right information at the right time.
The patented, self-contained system consists of engineered biosensors expressing membrane bound, pathogen-specific antibodies and a calcium sensitive bioluminescent molecule. Cross-linking of the antibodies by even minute amounts of the specific pathogen leads to elevation of intracellular calcium and light emission. The amplified light output is detected using an easy-to-use luminometer.