COMMUNITY POINT OF CARE TEST FOR UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS
The PDX Respiratory test can simultaneously detect up to 20 bacterial and viral pathogens.
Single cartridge, multiple pathogens
Automated sample processing and cell lysis
Multiple sample types can be tested using the same assay
- Influenza A
- Influenza B
- Respiratory syncytial virus A
- Respiratory syncytial virus B
- Human coronavirus NL63
- Human coronavirus OC43
- Human coronavirus 229E
- Severe acute respiratory virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
- Human metapneumovirus
- Bordetella pertussis
- Bordetella parapertussis
- Legionella pneumophila
- Chalmydiphila pneumoniae
- Mycoplasma pneumoniae
The over-prescription of antibiotics has led to a rapid increase in the spread of drug-resistant super-bugs.
Around the world the primary point of prescription is at the first point of care.
We have to change how we prescribe antibiotics, replacing subjective diagnosis with an objective, targeted approach.
MAKING THE SUBJECTIVE OBJECTIVE.
Our technology removes the subjectivity from diagnosis.
By injecting our diagnosis technology into GP surgeries and points of primary care we can make a significant and incumbent contribution to slowing and reversing the catastrophic threat that AMR poses to the population’s health and economy.
Our LUCERNA diagnostic system will be a simple to use diagnostic kit for the point of care.
1. Nasopharyngeal swab
2. Sample inserted into disposable cartridge
3. Cartridge places into device
4. Sample prepared, DNA amplified and fluorescence detected automatically
5. Results displayed with pathogen and quantification data
6. Targeted treatment
Patient receives their results during the consultation or using a standard waiting room protocol.
High sensitivity and specificity. Able to rule out whether infection is viral or not
Tackles challenge of drug empirical antibiotic prescription with objective data.
Collect swab, insert swab into cartridge, insert cartridge into device, press ‘Go’ and results are produced in minutes.
Clinicians receive results with guidance to inform prescribing.