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Sensitive fluorescence based POC test for the rapid detection of COVID-19

B: One to watch

We can offer fluorescence based detection of the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus using a lateral flow cartridge and a dedicated hand-held reader. Analysis is completed within 10 minutes of sample collection. The lateral flow cartridge is based on our current technology, included in products which are used to detect drug metabolites in the sweat of a fingerprint. We are applying our technology to detect the virus in nasal/oral samples and ultimately within the sweat of a fingerprint. The diagnostic is hygienic and can be implemented in real time at the point of care with minimal training allowing operation by an individual who is a “non medical professional”.

In summary:

  • Our fluorescence based lateral flow diagnostic is intrinsically 1000 fold more sensitive than traditional gold colloid based lateral flow devices.
  • Our diagnostic test is hygienic and suitable for point of care applications with minimal training.
  • Our diagnostic test only takes ten minutes from sample collection to result.
  • Our device manufacturing facility is accredited to ISO13485 and ISO9001 standards.

How quickly could this be deployed and what are the dependencies?

We are reconfiguring our drug detection lateral flow diagnostic test to one that can detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus. With clinical testing and validation we believe this will take 6-8 weeks. We would need time to scale-up manufacture of our diagnostic tests both in-house and with external partners (see below). Therefore deployment could be July 2020.

What is the likely production volume?

We can currently in-house manufacture 3,000 diagnostic tests per day – providing 60,000 devices pcm. For larger volumes we would need to work with other lateral flow device partners to manufacture the significantly increased number required.

We have outsourced the production of our instruments, which are made in the UK to our specification. We have 150 available and our supply chain is secure. We have call components in place at present for 1000 instruments. Six tests per hour can be achieved using one reader instrument with the potential to increase this number three-fold.

What are the risks and barriers to using this at scale?

As part of our increased production processes, we would ensure that our diagnostic tests fulfill our accreditation standards. External manufacturing by third parties would need to be assessed to the ISO13485/ISO9001 standards. Our external partner for instrument manufacturing would need to increase their production of our reader. 

Who are you already partnering with on this?

Partner for instrument manufacture is a UK company. 

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Ken Garner Apr 20, 2020

Hi David, This looks very interesting, my network in the UK and Scandinavia would like to learn more about your solution. Could we chat either sometime today or tomorrow?

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David Russell Apr 20, 2020

Hi Ken, Would be pleased to talk with you. Can you go to Intelligentfingerprinting.com or leave a message at info@intelligentfingerprinting.com and we will get in touch. Many thanks

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Ken Garner Apr 20, 2020

Will do, many thanks.
Ken

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Bev Matthews Apr 23, 2020

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

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Bev Matthews Apr 23, 2020

Status label added: B

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Bev Matthews Apr 25, 2020

Hello David, your solution has been reviewed. Please could you let us know when you have completed your testing and validation? Bev

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David Russell Apr 27, 2020

Of course Bev. Will do. David

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Bev Matthews Apr 25, 2020

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

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Haitham El-Kazzaz Apr 28, 2020

Hi David,
Please let me know if the machine ready for selling as we need to be your partner in Saudi Arabia
Please contact me through my email

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AKWangChas Wang May 10, 2020

i know this

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Tom Jordan Jun 27, 2020

Hi David,

Thank you for your submission. Would you be able to update us on the validation and CE marking status? We are keen to hear where work on the product has reached.

Kind regards
Tom
Testing Methods team

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David Russell Jun 28, 2020

Hi Tom,
Happy to provide you will an update. Could you please email Philip Hand at philip.hand@intelligentfingerprinting.com
He will provide you with the information.
Best wishes
David

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Tom Jordan Jul 2, 2020

Hi David, apologies for the delayed reply. I am happy to get details from Philip though in terms of providing information for our reviewers I will need these to be available here on the page so we keep a clear record of what is going on. Are you happy for that information to be openly shared - I can make it visible only to moderators if you are at all concerned about commercial sensitivity. Tom

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David Russell Jul 2, 2020

Hi Tom, happy to share our data with moderators only. How does this happen? Many thanks. David

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Tom Jordan Jul 3, 2020

Hi David, I have just emailed Philip to request the information. As I have moderator access I can post / upload the information on this webpage but using a private setting so only other moderators see. I'll let you know when this is done as you won't see the private post. Best wishes, Tom

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