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SensoDx Partners With XACTIV

To Bring Cutting Edge BIO-Nano-Chip Lab Analysis Technology
From Prototype to Production


SensoDx Lab On A Chip
The Programmable Bio-Nano-Chip Reading Instrument with test sample cartridge in foreground

SensoDx, founded in mid-2014, is a pioneering medical micro-device company that specializes in the commercialization of powerful, yet affordable, chip-based diagnostic devices that are suitable for a broad range of essential clinical applications. SensoDx Provides OEM diagnostic solutions to strategic partners with established customer bases that are in need of a next generation diagnostics platform. SensoDx is uniquely placed amongst lab-on-a-chip technologies in terms of the advanced stage of its clinical validation. They are rapidly developing a broad menu of tests and service multiplexed and multiclass assays (cell counting, pathology and soluble biomarkers). Their current product line strategy is to yield large amounts of high performance and cost effective clinical data while retaining a tabletop form factor.

SensoDx was established around the award winning technology of Dr. John T. McDevitt, scientific founder and inventor of the programmable bio-nano-chip approach. For the past decade the group has been developing and perfecting a novel bead based assay system for biomarker based disease assessments. This platform technology dubbed the Programmable Bio-Nano-Chip (p-BNC) utilizes advanced biochemistry to provide a rapid and easy-to-use method for obtaining quantitative biomarker assessments for use at the point-of-care. By using the reagent minimization principles of microfluidics and a lab-on-a-chip form factor, the p-BNC assays provide a convenient way to monitor multiple biomarkers simultaneously, requiring significantly reduced amounts of chemical reagents, and can provide a biomarker diagnosis in minutes as compared to the week long wait-times of currently available lab-based tests.

This approach is suitable for broad range of testing modalities including protein, antibody, general chemistry, drug/metabolite, oligonucleotide, cell counting, and cytology assays.

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The current SensoDx disease diagnostic portfolio encompasses cardiac heart disease, oral cancer, trauma, drugs of abuse, ovarian cancer and prostate cancer.

Dr. McDevitt said, ”The SensoDx partnership with XACTIV has been enormously productive and cost-effective, allowing our company to move more quickly toward the development of key instrumentation for our first product launch.” XACTIV is proud to be selected by SensoDx to help develop even more powerful and cost-effective instruments in the future in support of the SensoDx mission “to make this revolutionary technology broadly available for the good of mankind worldwide.”

To learn more about SensoDx view their website here. For another example of how XACTIV helps their clients succeed, view the InRange success story.

INRange EMMA automated medication dispensing system

EMMA OneINRange Inc. of Altoona, PA recently introduced an exciting new remote medication delivery and reporting instrument called EMMA. EMMA is an easy to use automated medication dispensing system that stores, sorts, selects, and dispenses a patient’s medications to assure that they take the right dose at the right time each day.

INRange needed to select a development partner to provide the mechanical, electrical, industrial design and packaging engineering required to bring this exciting new technology to the marketplace. The schedule was tight. INRange chose XACTIV.

INRange, founded in 2002, is a pioneer in developing and marketing remote medication management systems. EMMA is the first medication management system to communicate wirelessly, via secure Wi-Fi or cellular connection, to cloud-based software. This enables the pharmacy to remotely control and program EMMA . Considering the criticality of the application, EMMA’s design needed to provide extraordinary reliability and robustness. Based upon the product shelf-space and medication capacity requirement, an unusually compact yet flexible mechanical configuration was required. The economic model set stringent guidelines regarding cost of manufacturing.

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XACTIV worked closely with INRange team-members to make sure all of the production design specification goals were met, ensuring customer satisfaction and maximum competitive advantage

XACTIV provides highly competitive medical and health care related instrument development and manufacturing deployment services in support of clients needing outsourced technical support.

For more information about INRange Inc. and its exciting medication management products, visit the INRange website.