The microfluidic immunoassay uses spectrometry and a lateral flow method to diagnose the "very large global health problem" in about 20 minutes.
An early user of a new Mycoplasma genitalium and antibiotic resistance test from SpeeDx that uses the Xpert cartridge shared some initial validation data.
The firm has expansive plans, including a possible launch of 40 different types of tests. It currently plans to launch a liver function test in the US this summer.
The British molecular diagnostics firm recently completely a redesign of its point-of-care system, called Q-POC, and is planning to seek a CE-IVD mark for the device later this year.
With several SBIR grants from the NIH, the firm is also using its Liquid Scan platform to identify neonatal trophoblast cells in maternal blood samples.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers are developing an inexpensive handheld platform that could provide C. difficile test results in minutes.
The firm anticipates that in 2019 it will begin clinical trials for a comprehensive metabolic panel for use on its point-of-care platform.
Some researchers believe that the use of microfluidics in the analysis of exosomes will help clinicians overcome the problem of heterogeneity in cancer cells.
Bio-Techne said that the firms will collaborate to develop "better and more accurate" point-of-care diagnostic tools for the Chinese market.
Its first assay for complete blood counting employs lens-free imaging and a platform that uses a silicon chip to execute operations at the microscale level.