Shaping the Diagnostic Platform with Innovative Accessories: One Step at a Time.
Silicon Valley, 5th Day of October, 2018
On a normal day in the Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) facilities—Hospitals, Physician’s offices, Addiction & Treatment Centers, and Employment & Government Agencies—Immunoassay based drug tests are first performed with a presumptive Urine Drug Test Cup. The preliminary test results are then analyzed and sent to the Toxicology Laboratory for confirmation testing via analytical instruments such as Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) or Tandem Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). While this classic duo procedure has been the standard in the Drug-of-Abuse (DOA) industry since many decades, it is not without problems. To name a few, unsanitary handling due to greater risk of specimen leakage, higher cost of sample storage, transportation, and tardy transfer procedures using inefficient tools such as collection cup, pipette and POCT cup.
To solve these problems we have designed a clever accessory—u-VacuLidTM—an innovative vacuum-based sample transfer system that provides cost-effective, efficient, convenient and reliable solutions. It offers an efficient sample collection procedure that utilizes vacutainers (vacuum sealed sample collection tubes) and a u-CupTM (POCT Cup) to make sample transfer fast, leak-resistant, and convenient. The compact size of the Vacutainers allow long term and economical solutions in high volume test settings by mitigating overall workload, storage, disposal, shipping and related expenses. In addition, it eliminates biological contact due to its leak-proof mechanism and maintains a disease free environment. u-VacuLidTM is a groundbreaking solution that is quickly exceeding Drug of Abuse industry’s standards and setting new records.