The iAssay® System is designed for use Point of Care (POC) at a patient’s home by home health care practitioners, at the primary care physician’s office or lab, by paramedics/EMTs on-site and in transport, and in clinics and pharmacies. One device (instead of a closet full of single function readers) provides a patient test panel in minutes next to the patient, eliminating the time and cost of transporting samples to the nearest hospital for processing in hours or days. Faster test results means that patients can be treated now instead of later, improving patient outcomes.
Test, patient, and local wearable data is aggregated by The iAssay® System and HIPPA compliantly pushed as a datastream into The Cloud enabling auto-EHR population, auto-reimbursement billings, and remote physician monitoring.
iAssay® supports popular assay (test) cartridge formats adapted in collaboration with assay cartridge partners by simply plugging the appropriate “Adaptor Module” into the Open Platform designed and produced by iAssay®. Assay cartridges are then inserted into the Adaptor Module. The combination of platform and adaptor operates the test cartridge exactly as the assay cartridge developer/manufacturer intends, but at a small fraction of the price of a single function reader. iAssay® will be initially providing POC testing for glucose, electrolytes, cardiac markers, hematology, and PT/INR.
iAssay’s customers save money because the low manufacturing costs and capabilities of a mass produced smartphone engine is leveraged to control The iAssay® System, perform analysis, provide an operator interface, and provide “wireless everything” capabilities. The smartphone and test cartridge Adaptor Module work together to provide the proper protocol and electrical interface to operate the test cartridge..
In addition to Adaptor Modules that adapt POC test cartridges to the platform, Functional Modules (e.g. high speed microprocessor, satellite communications, imaging, and fluid control) allow for iAssay® System functional easy hardware expansion by just inserting a plug-in.
The capabilities of The iAssay® System are essentially limitless from a Point of Care standpoint because of smartphone programmability (Apps) and plug-ins. All Point of care assays can now be run on one inexpensive platform, eliminating the need for multiple readers.