- 21 April 2017STAT-Dx Unveils New In-Vitro Diagnostic System DiagCORE®
BARCELONA - 21 April, 2017 [source: GlobeNewswire] - STAT-Dx, a company specialising in the development of advanced molecular diagnostic systems, is unveiling DiagCORE®, its fully-integrated platform for multiplex real-time PCR diagnosis, at the 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), taking place in Vienna from 22 - 25 April.
DiagCORE's multiplex real-time PCR capability offers the possibility to detect and identify up to 48 molecular targets simultaneously in the same sample, making the system suitable for the most complex assays from any clinical sample type. The system utilises single-use cartridges, and provides answers in about one hour with a total sample handling time of less than one minute.
STAT-Dx's first assay, the DiagCORE® Respiratory Panel, is a qualitative test intended for use with nasopharyngeal swab samples taken from patients with acute respiratory symptoms. The assay is able to detect and identify up to 22 viral and bacterial pathogens simultaneously.
The Company will soon begin registration trials for DiagCORE® Respiratory Panel with the aim of obtaining a CE Mark in the second half of 2017. Further panels are under development, with a focus on clinical microbiology and infectious disease applications. The Company expects its second assay to be a Gastrointestinal Panel which will be commercially available in 2018.
Jordi Carrera, Chief Executive Officer of STAT-Dx, commented: "We are delighted to be unveiling our DiagCORE® system and first Respiratory Panel at ECCMID. STAT-Dx's fast, syndromic diagnostic system is set to become a key asset in the infectious diseases diagnostic market, which is rapidly embracing innovative multiplex PCR based technologies. DiagCORE's simplicity and delivery of fast actionable answers has the potential to greatly improve on clinical and economic outcomes. Furthermore, with low manufacturing costs at the core of our design, we are confident on being able to bring a highly competitive product to the market."
The Company will be presenting its system at booth #43A.