NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Irvine, California-based startup FluxErgy is developing a portable microfluidic diagnostics system that it hopes will ultimately be used in physician offices as well as in low-resource settings around the world.

Originally developed with HIV viral load testing in mind, the system is capable of conducting 20-minute real-time PCR tests from a finger prick of blood. However, the company is also adding other assay modalities, including immunochemistry and cytology, with the hopes of building a low-cost system that can perform different types of testing.

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