What is Diagnostic Application Technology?

Posted by Zepto Life Technology, LLC on February 11th, 2020

Extensive research for the last two decades relating in genetics has led to a deeper understanding of the molecular basis of diseases, how they occur, their development and cure. As a result of this knowledge, more suitable timely cures have been found and a new term has emerged on the market viz. ‘Personalized Medicine’.

Diagnostics platform technology is an integral part of this concept as the success of the treatment of an ailment depends largely on its early detection. Also the genetic markers for risk screening and companion diagnostics that define the prescription by a medic according to the genealogy of the patient will also help in serving for improved therapy.

Next Generation of Bio-Assay Analysis

With the advancement in technology, a new era in assays is approaching called the high sensitive assays.  Based on their analytical capabilities, the high sensitive troponin assays offer several advantages over their conventional counterparts. They are extremely sensitive, allowing earlier and faster diagnosis, leaving an avenue for quicker treatment of the patient. They are more precise with small CV levels. They are also specific for myocardial necrosis. Despite the high specification of these assays, no high sensitivity assay alone can allow a clinician to determine the cause of an ailment.

Specificity and Sensitivity

Specificity in a medical test evaluates the ability to generate a negative result for people who do not have the condition that they are being tested for. A high specificity test rules out everyone who does not have the disease. It does not generate any false-positive results. It is important to note that sensitivity and specificity exist in a state of balance. Increased sensitivity usually comes at the expense of reduced specificity. Likewise, high specificity i.e. when a test rule out the people who don’t have the disease usually means that the test has a lower sensitivity.

The Magnetic Field

Giant Magneto Resistance (GMR) sensors have shown great potential in molecular detection. The resistance of a GMR sensor changes with the magnetic field applied to it. These are widely used in bio-medicine when compared to traditional detection visible to the eye. The GMR sensors are more sensitive, portable and give a complete electronic result.

Features of a GMR Sensor

  • Size is reduced
  • The power consumption is low
  • They are less expensive when compared to magnetic sensors
  • The electric and magnetic properties may vary at high levels

All the above concepts explained are opening an understanding into an innovative, highly sensitive and multiplexed diagnostics technology platform, wherein the diseases can be diagnosed quickly and the medical treatment can be initiated at an early stage, using just a handheld device. One of the latest diagnostic devices is a portable cardiac reader and D-Dimer test cartridge which is an assay performer that is lab equivalent. It is a fully automated device that is portable and has a fast turnaround time.

Zepto Life Technology is creating a new revolution in clinical laboratory testing and diagnostics by introducing Lab On A Chip Device this technology captures the antibodies in place.

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