Testing Bovine Estrus Cycle Assay in Kenya

Non-profit group Diagnostics for All has developed a bovine estrus cycle assay for point of care testing in developing nations. Allowing farmers to quickly and accurately determine the ideal point in a cow’s cycle for artificial insemination, the new diagnostic test maximizes milk production and reduces the waiting time between pregnancies. Ultimately, farmers in rural areas can increase their agricultural productivity. 

In their recent trip to Eldoret, Kenya, Diagnostics for All used Detekt’s RDS-1500 PRO lateral flow system to objectively quantify test results in the field, reducing errors.

Detekt RDS-1500 PRO Reader for Bovine Estrus Test

RDS-1500 PRO lateral flow reader for test strips

For more about Diagnostics For All and their projects visit: http://www.dfa.org/projects/small-farmer-support.php 

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Detekt is Hiring!

Employment Opportunities at Detekt Biomedical

 

We are hiring for the following positions:

1) Quality Control Production Technician

2) CAD / Prototyping and Product Designer

3) Software Developer

 

Send cover letter, resume, references and sample projects / previous work examples to careers@idetekt.com.

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Now available! Chameleon Mini Evaluation Kit

The Chameleon Mini Development Kit is a platform for inventors, assay developers, and manufacturers with existing rapid test kits composed of color changing test strip technology. Program enrollment is ideal for groups who intend to:

  • Develop and test colorimetric dry chemistry assays
  • Quantify their test strip signal for higher assay accuracy
  • Develop new test strip technologies for emerging applications
  • Develop an iOS app based upon the Chameleon Mini SDK

Key Benefits
The development kit can quickly be used to transform a test or assay from a subjective read to an
objective read. This means no more guessing what color the pad or strip is. 

The app provides a robust archive of test results that can be used for data analysis and tracking trends. 

The ultimate goal is to establish that the system is compatible with your test strip and to give you a complete software and hardware package to begin exploring potential applications for your assay.

 

Chameleon Mini, Portable rapid testing program

Click here to download a PDF with information on enrollment for the Development Kit Program.

Contact IWantMyChameleon@idetekt.com with questions.

May 2015 – Detekt Biomedical LLC

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App Release News! New iDetekt App & Diagnostic Platform Take Point-of-Need to the Next Level

Austin, Texas–  The iDetekt app has been launched on the Apple App store. This is a first look at the new testing technology that allows users to perform various dry chemistry and lateral flow testing routines quicker and easier than ever before. 

The iDetekt app is compatible with the portable, pocket-sized rapid diagnostics testing platform to be available for order soon. Data and results are backed to the cloud for secure accessibility and results can be viewed remotely in real time. 

The flexibility of the platform means that you can analyze dry chemistry or lateral flow test strips anytime, anywhere.

Detekt is currently seeking in-licensing opportunities. 
Do you have a novel assay? Contact info@idetekt.com.

View app information online here. 

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Get Started with the RDS-1500 PRO and Quantify your Rapid Test Assays — FAQ

 

If you are interested in learning how to make your assays quantitative, contact Detekt today to get your RDS-1500 PRO rapid test reader kit for lateral flow, dry chemistry, and fluorescent test strip assays. 

quantitative rapid test reader

quantitative rapid test assay reader development

Email info@idetekt.com to learn how you can get started with the RDS-1500 PRO kit today.

November 13, 2014 – Detekt Biomedical LLC

 

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Rapid Test Development Software – Vision Suite Pro™


The new Vision Suite Pro™ Developer's Kit combines Detekt's patented handheld reader technology with a powerful software suite, equipping you with all of the tools you need to develop your next-generation lateral flow, dry chemistry, and fluorescence assays. 


 

Key Benefits of the Vision Suite Pro system include:

 

  • Comprehensive image processing and analysis tools
     
  • Quantitative plots and reports to eliminate guesswork
     
  • Optimization of your test's performance
     
  • Minimized development and quality control costs 
     
  • Faster time to market

 

 

RDS-1500 PRO rapid test lateral flow dry chemistry readerassay development software

 

 

 
Assay Development has never been easier.
 
 
Comprehensive Analysis
 
The Vision Suite Pro software features new functions, including customizable data plotting and export, color and feature analysis, and more, allowing you to process and analyze your results, graph the data, and quickly and easily make crucial decisions about thresholds and test settings.
 
Test Validation
 
Determine the optimal test format and settings for your tests in order to meet required standards and market expectations. Statistically evaluate results to identify and track trends. The Vision Suite Pro makes data visualization and analysis simple.
 
 
 
Vision Suite Pro Assay Development Software screenshot  
 
 
What else is included in the Vision Suite Pro Kit?
 
√ Lateral Flow, Dry Chemistry, and Fluorescence Assay Compatible RDS-1500 PRO Reader
√ Portable Thermal Printer
√ Rugged Pelican™ Case with Custom Foam Interior
√ Custom Cartridge Adapter Services for Test Strip
√ Detekt's Premier Support Package  
 
 
The Vision Suite Pro software offers an intuitive interface with new and powerful processing and statistical evaluation capabilities designed to streamline your test development, optimization, and quality control processes. Contact Detekt today to get started with the Vision Suite Pro™ Developer's Kit and streamline your test development process.
 
October 2, 2014 - Detekt Biomedical LLC

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Image Enhance Feature

 

Take the guesswork out of your test results with Detekt Data Manager's Image Enhance Feature

 

Detekt's RDS-1500 PRO™ lateral flow reader system ensures that even the faintest lines are detected and analyzed– eliminating subjectivity from testing. Our Data Manager Software Suite™ is the perfect compliment to the reader, allowing you to instantly sync results to your computer in one click. 

 

For assays with faint test lines, the image enhancer feature amplifies signals that are virtually invisible to the naked eye, giving you confidence in your results. Eliminate uncertainty and take the guesswork out of your test results.
 

The before and after screenshots below from Detekt's Data Manager™ software demonstrate how the image enhance feature makes a faint test line more clear, allowing you to have confidence in your test results.

 

 
 
 
 
Before Image Enhance 
Faint Test Line
 
The captured image displays the test line as seen by the human eye. The reported test line density to the left indicates that a signal is present, but it is difficult to see.
Lateral flow development software
After Image Enhance 
Visible Test Line 
 
The presence of the test line is made visible against the background of the test strip.
Lateral Flow Development Software

 

For assays with faint test lines, the image enhance feature amplifies signals that are virtually invisible to the naked eye, giving you confidence in your results. Eliminate uncertainty and take the guesswork out of your test results.

 

September 8, 2014 - Detekt Biomedical LLC


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Detekt Biomedical

At Detekt we work closely with our clients to ensure a successful product launch.  Our handheld and desktop lateral flow imaging system products are used across the world by leading companies for Food Safety Testing, Biothreat Detection, Environmental Monitoring, and Aesthetic Medicine.   We offer technical support and warranty coverage for all of our products.

AccuScan III Reader -Detekt Biomedical LLC

Food Safety Testing

Alexeter Defender TSR Biothreat assay reader - Detekt Biomedical

Biothreat Detection

Aesthetic Medicine Skin Analysis Rapid Test Reader- Detekt Biomedical

Aesthetic Medicine Diagnostics

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Environmental Monitoring

Detekt Biomedical Damon Borich; CEO

Austin,TX-based Detekt Biomedical is a developer of handheld testing devices and lateral flow readers and biochip detection systems for numerous diagnostic arenas.

What is Detekt's mission?

Detekt, about 8 years ago, was a start-up trying to raise money in the traditional venture capital way and, in doing so, had the opportunity to engage some of its customers early on, and in fact, received a lot of initial funding directly from its customers. So we were able to skip the seed funding rounds. In essence, Detekt has a technology platform that improves the chemistry and biochemistry assays that individuals already use. Our customers have an existing product, usually an established lateral flow assay, and we license our lateral flow reader technology to them. Our products don’t replace what they already have, they enhance and improve it, and it is customized to their particular application.

What work do you intend to do with handheld medical devices?

If you look at the medical diagnostics arena, it's filled with devices that perform one or two diagnostic functions, so in order to conduct several unique tests, one has to use four or five different instruments. What we've done instead is developed a very adaptable optical reader instrument that can be retooled and reprogrammed in the field to read and analyze a variety of different diagnostic tests or lateral flow assays. One of these products is based upon a customized PDA. We use a ruggedized PDA and then customize it with our hardware and software to create a handheld instrument, which can be used for a variety of detection purposes. The detection is generally for chemicals, biochemicals, fluid and blood-born analytes on a biochip or lateral flow strip.

What about home use?

The market we see as being the largest is the home testing market, in particular leveraging smart phones for personal diagnostics. However, that requires the most integrated technology solution and the most funding, so right now we focus on industries with established lateral flow and biochip assays.  For example we have products used worldwide in the Food and Beverage testing arena, testing imported foods for contamination and products used by Hazmat teams and global military teams to assess biothreats.

What are some advantages your technology has over other diagnostics? What hurdles are you facing?

One thing that makes our lateral flow reader platform unique is that we work in a collaborative fashion with our partners in order to create a product. We create the proprietary imaging algorithms, hardware and software, and then we find the leaders in a specific diagnostic area and mate with and improve their existing technologies. From that standpoint, one of our hurdles to the growth of the business is finding partners that would like to integrate their technology and enhance their existing lateral flow or immunoassay product line.  Additionally, we are always looking for in-licensing opportunities for unique lateral flow technologies and assays.

What are some directions you feel the medical device industry is taking, and more specifically diagnostics?

In general, miniaturization is driving the market. Technologies as commonplace and  simple as blood glucose meters can really expand when they make a blood glucose meter the size of a quarter…and it connects to your smart phone. And that echoes another trend in medical diagnostics, which is the minimally invasive diagnostics arena. So in the medical arena we're going to see more wireless applications and more transdermal applications, more applications that give us serological data but are not based on a needle stick. Technologies we've been talking about for ten years are now actually starting to come to fruition due to some leaps made in core research and manufacturing.

And Detekt is moving that way as well?

One of the things we see is a move away from product line that solely serve one purpose and a shift towards a more modular software design architecture. These modules can be integrated into a variety of different products and so Detekt is able to capture these markets in that we provide the digital infrastructure upon which other sensors can be added.   Most of our handheld and stand-alone systems can have a wide variety of other digital and analog sensors added to them such as RFID, air monitoring, soil testing etc.  Additionally, all of our customers have the ability to fully customize their software- changing, updating and branding the way the customer interacts with their product.

Detekt is located in Austin, Texas. What is the atmosphere in the life science and medical device industries there?

If you look at diagnostic field, the Northeast and California have been leaders in that area. But, as we move into this new technology area more of the devices are relying upon semiconductor fabrication techniques and are software driven. So, if you take a look at that and look at Austin's infrastructure with Applied Materials, Dell, Motorola and a variety of other start-up and mid-stage companies in the software and digital infrastructure areas, Austin is really primed to take advantage of these resources.

What is your background?

I am an Austin native and a physician and trained at a trauma hospital where I was able to use and observe medical diagnostics and devices on a daily basis. I have also served as Chief Medical Officer and CEO at two venture-backed companies that were focused on point-of-care diagnostics and aesthetics medicine diagnostics.

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