Inspired by the electronic breadboards used to prototype electronic devices, the system is meant to enable flexible and inexpensive design of clinical tests.
The study found the test could distinguish between a viral and a bacterial infection with 94.3 percent specificity and 93.5 percent sensitivity.
The firm expects to build out a menu for the reader, which will automate results reporting for colorimetric- and fluorescence-based tests.
The company has also developed two liquid biopsy cancer test, Liquid GPS Core for DNA and Liquid GPS Expression for RNA.
The companion diagnostic will leverage ArcherDx's Anchored Multiplex PCR technology, Illumina's MiSdqDx sequencer, and Archer Analysis bioinformatics software.