Novel and rapid detection tool – Electrochemical immune detection set for SARS-CoV-2
There are two major techniques for in vitro diagnostic, rapid test and nucleic acid amplification. Acuchecks Technology products take the advantage of electrochemistry, have the sensitivity close to nucleic acid amplification, at the same time, lower the cost like rapid test techniques. The electrochemical immune detection system provided by Acuchecks will be the third major IVD technique soon.
The electrochemistry techniques had been used to develop medical devices for decades, such as the blood glucose tests. Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), one of electrochemistry techniques, is used to detect the slight changes when anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody on the electrode were conjugated with its corresponding antigen. EIS technique detects specimen without extraction and reverse transcription like PCR, the risk of losing targets is minimal.
Acuchecks Technology Co., Ltd. smart borrowing the electrode supplied from matured blood glucose industry, to cost down and accelerate product development. With Central Taiwan industrial-academic-medical innovative join project, we will level up and open new avenue for traditional precision industry toward medical devices.
POCgeni SARS-CoV-2 S1 Antigen Detection Set is an IVD device, it needs approval before sales. The niche markets of this point-of-care product will be those cost sensitive regions, like Southeast Asia and Central or South America.
The EIS system can detect other targets as well, just replace the antibody on the electrode. For example, with antibody against African swine fever virus (ASFV), this system can be easily adapted to control the pandemic ASFV. And with fewer regulations, this type of products can reach market promptly.
Cooperation projects and needs
1. Domestic and international medical co-operation, join production development, venture capital investment, sales, agents, distributors