The Slovenian company has developed and patented an innovative Point-of-Care platform for the detection of analytes in liquid matrices. Detection functionality has been successfully demonstrated in fields of human healthcare (flavivirus), veterinary (African swine fever) and food (bacteria, toxins) fields of application. The platform adopts an Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) for fluorescence excitation. It is currently available as advanced prototype (TRL=7).
The company has a long research tradition in the field of OLED technology applications. They have developed a device that enables a new serological multi-parametric test based on immunofluorescence that differentiates between infections by different viruses (herpes, celiac disease, dengue ...). The device is based on a replaceable multi-parametric low-cost cartridge that detects immunoglobulin (Ig) IgG and IgM antibodies with good serotype specificity. A newly developed and introduced portable reader, detecting fluorescent signals in 3 microliters of serum sample, gives test results within 30 minutes. The device is well suited also for in-field operation, thanks to its small size and ease of operation. The reader, based on a proprietary design, including an OLED excitation source, enables the so-called Point-of-Care on-site diagnosis.
The developed software, which is integrated into the reader and processes the fluorescent signal obtained, allows differentiation between virus serotypes even in the case of cross-reactivity, which is one of the most important challenges in serological tests for viruses. Since the tests are very sensitive, they can be useful in cases of early stage diagnosis of disease.
Their technology is patented. A patent application has already been granted in the US and European markets.
They are looking for investors and producers to complete the industrialization effort. Also, they are interested in cooperation with experienced distributors. Envisioned form of cooperation will be distribution services agreement, where the company will provide products while partner will take care for distribution in their respective markets. Additionally the company is also interested in joint venture agreement and/or manufacturing agreement.