HIV Diagnostic System

hv diagnostic system

Services Provided:

Concept development, hardware design, software design, user interface, prototyping, supply chain development, safety certification, value engineering, New Product Introduction, regulatory submission

Key Technologies:

  • Developed a semi-automatic automated Mixer, Spinner, Reader (MSR) device to enable processing of the disposable reagent cartridge
  • Rugged, battery-powered unit
  • Motion control and automation
  • Electromechanical interlocks for safety
  • Complex mechanism designs
    • Mixer had precision orbital motion
    • Complex spinner mechanism using multi-action sliding mechanism
    • Optical magnification design for the Reader
  • Designed the instrument using D&K’s Product Realization Process

Business Outcomes:

Successful field trials in Africa, delivering flow-cytometry equivalent T4 cell count at Point-of-Care, and at a fraction of the cost and processing time