No single PCR instrument on the market possesses all of these important features until the iCubate open platform. This unique system employs iCubate's proprietary arm-PCR technology (Amplicon Rescued Multiplex PCR) and PPI (Polymerase Preference Index) algorithm for highly specific and sensitive multiplexed PCR. Initially launched for research use only, iCubate's closed cassette will make the platform particularly useful for clinical settings with strict regulations.
While iCubate expands its line of preloaded iC-Cassettes™ internally, it provides its software free to assay developers. Researchers may use the software to develop their own assays, which iCubate will then assemble into cassettes, optimize, and validate. iCubate can then reproduce the cassettes and make them available at the iC-Store™ with a 70/30 percent split of profit, with the developer receiving the larger portion. In order to run these cassettes, users will need to purchase the iCubate platform. This unique business model provides incentive for developers to expand the content available for use on the iCubate platform.
Early adopters of the platform have already recognized the technology's utility for a wide range of applications, even outside of biomedical research. "A few of the interesting applications for which researchers are developing iCubate assays include research on invasive plants, fungal infections of golf course grass, food safety, and veterinarian diseases," noted Bird. "Given the broad range of applications that can utilize the innovative system, iCubate holds a tremendous potential customer base and promises strong growth in the future."
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|SOURCE Frost & Sullivan|
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