The Pandora CDx developed by POC Medical Systems is a microfluidic platform for rapid, point-of-care serum screening. It is based on a unique, low cost disposable microfluidic disk. The platform is a very simple and easy-to-use system which seeks to replace laboratory ELISA-based screening technology. The technology provides for a simultaneous molecular test for the presence of 60 serum markers at the point of care and is ideal for screening capabilities for other life-threatening diseases.
The Existing Laboratory Process
Once blood is drawn from the arm using venipuncture, red blood cells need to be separated to produce plasma. Large centrifuges spin the blood at ultra high speeds and are used for blood separation.