Bead Placement into Microfluidic Cartridges

Single-Assay Applications

Single-use disposable cartridges and hand-held readers are the gold standard in modern point-of-care (POC) diagnostic technology. Complete lab-on-a-chip or MEMS platform technologies are commercially available for chemical, enzymatic, immunological, and nucleic acid diagnostic assays. Lyophilized beads are aptly suited to all these applications.

Examples of Systems in Which Beads Can Be Used

  1. Proprietary devices
  2. Microfluidic cartridges

Examples of Packaging Options

  1. Microcentrifuge tubes
  2. Multiwell plates
  3. Cuvettes
  4. Screw-cap vials

Single-Assay Bead Composition

Lyophilized reagents with various components and compositions have proven to be stable for years under room temperature storage conditions. Reagent beads are versatile and Evik has successfully produced beads with various components, including but not limited to:

  1. Buffers and chromophores
  2. Enzymes, enzyme substrates, and co-factors
  3. Antibodies and antibody conjugates
  4. Calibrators and controls
  5. Molecular diagnostic assay reagents
  6. Magnetic and fluorescent particles

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