PathoGenetix’s technology and development partner, Sagentia, will be completing the assembly and testing of the remaining “alpha” RESOLUTION instruments in their Cambridge, UK location, with anticipated completion in May. Over the next three months, PathoGenetix will test, validate and refine the instrument, which includes state-of-the-art optics, microfluidics and robotics. Sagentia will complete the development, coordinate the FCC, CE mark and UL compliance testing for the instrument and finalize the sourcing and manufacture of the instrument components.
The prototype instruments also will be used to verify the RESOLUTION System proprietary software, which detects and analyzes genomic fingerprints against an onboard database of strain fingerprints to determine molecular serotype and strain type. The RESOLUTION System Database will be created using the prototype instruments.
PathoGenetix will use the alpha systems to finalize instrument specifications, and expects “beta” prototype systems to be available in Q4 2013. The company has an agreement to place a beta instrument with one government collaboration partner, and is in discussion with other potential government and industry beta evaluation sites. Performance testing and submission to AOAC of the instrument, assays and protocols is planned for 2014. PathoGenetix is a sustaining member of the International Association for Food Protection and will be displaying the RESOLUTION System at the 2013 IAFP General Meeting, July 28-31 in Charlotte, NC.
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