As the name suggests, point-of-care tests (POCTs) are medical diagnostic tests performed at or near the point of care, both in terms of time and place. Unlike the traditional way, where tests were confined to the medical laboratory and patients had to wait hours, even days for results, POCT allows for rapid results, so rapid treatment and management can be provided. to the patient as soon as possible, without suspending the time of attention for lack of the desired information. In addition to time efficiency, POCT also offers sample testing in non-clinical laboratory settings, thus breaking the constraint of location when traditional detection devices are not available.
Molecular point-of-care tests (mPOCT) in molecular diagnostics can perform a variety of functions, including nucleic acid extraction, amplification detection, and data analysis through the molecular diagnostic kit. In this article, let’s take a quick look at the applications, benefits and key features of iPonatic III – Portable Molecular Workstation, a new addition to Sansure’s iPonatic series, as well as the gateway to a smarter and more intelligent period. molecular diagnostic digital. .
Application in different scenarios
As mentioned above, the mPOCT can be used in both clinical and non-clinical settings, while the former includes biological emergencies, clinical emergencies, military security and health management, the latter contains a broader range, from remote areas, customs and airports. to fever clinic settings. With a large flow of people meeting or traveling there on a daily basis, emergency care is undoubtedly the most needed, as is a molecular diagnostic workstation.
Key features and benefits
Featured by iPonatic III: A portable molecular workstation developed by Sansure, these mPOCT instruments are capable of rapidly diagnosing pathogens associated with different infectious diseases, ranging from respiratory infections, STIs, and childhood infections to HPV infections. Therefore, portable molecular workstations not only enable timely and accurate diagnosis outside of laboratories for immediate medical treatment, but also contribute greatly to infection control and effective treatment of infectious diseases.
Specifically speaking, iPonatic III covers a wide range of diseases in its testing menu, including tuberculosis (TB), six respiratory pathogens (6RP), SARS-CoV-2, influenza A, influenza B, bordetella pertussis (BP), and adenovirus ( AdV). In addition, it is also good for the diagnosis of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection, including HPV 13+2, HPV 16/18, HPV 6/11, HPV (15HR), and HPV (genotypes), as well as sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2), ureaplasma urealyticum (UU), neisseria gonorrhea (NG) and chlamydia trachomatis (CT). Ultimately, iPonatic III becomes a beneficial molecular diagnostic kit for testing for other infections, such as Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).
But being good at detecting so many diseases is just a start! iPonatic III also has the following strengths that make it top of the line:
- The kit is truly portable as it only weighs 7 kilograms/15.4 pounds.
- The rapid test process is fully automated and employs a “sample in, sample out” system, obtaining the test result in a minimum duration of 8 minutes.
- The workstation has an extensive testing menu, catering for different pathogens from different scenarios.
- Kits are pre-packaged which significantly reduces handling time and reduces the risk of contamination.
- The design concept of the workstation is based on the main international standards of industrial design.
- Samples can be tested with this instrument at any time upon arrival through its flexible blending capabilities, innovative wireless connection modules, and large smart display.
- The workstation employs an HD smart touch screen with a state-of-the-art SanUI interactive system, so results are displayed directly.
As one of the leading manufacturers of mPOCT instruments, Sansure has made unremitting efforts to optimize sample processing, nucleic acid extraction and purification, PCR amplification, fluorescence detection, and result processing modules for better POCT practice. By combining one-tube rapid release technology and PCR rapid amplification technology, Sansure has successfully advanced the portable molecular workstation, with high-level mobility, adaptability and precision simultaneously.
But that is not the end. As a lifetime experience for healthcare professionals, Sansure will continue to develop the best reagents and instruments for the well-being of all mankind. Partner with Sansure and stay safe and healthy.
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