Digital Strip Reader
To see the DSR in action go here DSR movie .
The first stage of our corporate strategy has been to develop a universal digital strip reader (DSR) capable of reading a variety of lateral flow strips to detect differing conditions.
Our technology is a method for reading and quantifying traditional chromatography based, lateral-flow immunoassay tests, arranged to provide an indication of the presence and / or concentration of a substance tested in a sample. The DSR is a generic design incorporating novel sensors, diagnostics, display and power management capabilities. It is based on a unique triple optical sensor arrangement, offering an improved, simplified and cost effective disposable reader.
The DSR has a wide range of applications. We have focused our commercial efforts initially on a next generation pregnancy test for “Over The Counter” and home use. We intend to expand into related product areas including ovulation & fertility in the near future. The DSR platform can also be adapted for other immunoassay test and we are currently exploring other potential areas such as cholesterol (life style testing), cardiac markers, drugs of abuse and infectious diseases e.g. HIV, syphilis, H. Plyori, Chlamydia.
Key features of the DSR platform include:
New technology and new IP (patents filed)
Unique interlocked cartridge cap
Unique Quad Solar Cell light sensor array
Clear digital LCD output to minimise errors
Environmentally friendly – No batteries or chemicals (fully disposable)
High sensitivity (semi-quantitative measurement)
Tolerance free system
Low manufacturing cost (higher profit margin)
Ablilty to read any lateral flow strip including those using colour change
Easy to use