Bosch Healthcare solutions develops a new all-in-one solution for molecular laboratory diagnostics

Published: 19-Apr-2018

Vivalytic is designed to be an open platform compatible with molecular diagnostic tests of various manufacturers, including Randox Laboratories

Vivalytic is a universal platform for molecular diagnostics that can be used to conduct a number of tests in a fully automated fashion. The device combines the broadest range of test options ever seen for its size. A sample can be tested for one or more parameters at the same time. Depending on the scope of the test, the results are available after 30 to 120 minutes.

"Vivalytic can simplify routine procedures in clinics and laboratories and speed them up considerably. Thanks to faster test results, doctors can establish a targeted therapy swiftly which can sometimes save lives,"

explains Marc Meier, CEO of Bosch Healthcare Solutions. Vivalytic will be presented to industry professionals for the first time at the ECCMID 2018 congress.

A single unit for all your needs

Vivalytic supports all common test procedures: end-point PCR, quantitative real- time PCR, melting curve analysis and microarray technology. This means that singleplex, low-plex and high multiplex tests are all possible on the same device. Depending on the test, various sample materials such as fluids, tissue samples, sputum or cerebrospinal fluid can be processed. Intelligent, programmable microfluidics allow viruses, bacteria and fungi to be analysed in two parallel processes independently of one another.

Automation and great ease of use for fast results

Vivalytic is fully automatic and is easy to use. Tests that previously had to be carried out with various devices or prepared manually are now possible in a single step with Vivalytic: The sample can be put in a cartridge with minimal preparation and processed in the sealed device. Clinic and laboratory staff can learn how to use it in no time. Ease of use and speed are supported by the fact that, thanks to lyophilisation (freeze drying), the cartridges can be kept up to two years without any special storage and the reagents do not need to be cooled.

Vivalytic can also be set up to save space, as it does not require any peripheral devices such as laptops, keyboards, barcode scanners or filling stations. Thanks to the support of common standards such as HL7, GDT and POCT1-A, the multifunctional platform can be integrated into the existing IT systems of hospitals or practices. The results are therefore immediately made available to the people involved in the diagnostic process. These results are automatically processed and displayed for each user group individually – from a short summary to the raw data of every single measurement.

Comprehensive and growing test portfolio

Vivalytic is designed to be an open platform compatible with molecular diagnostic tests of various manufacturers. Bosch Healthcare Solutions has already established partnerships with Randox Laboratories and R-Biopharm for this purpose. Tests will initially be available for various infectious diseases, with the test portfolio being continuously expanded.

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