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Firefly DX

Firefly DXExcitePCR is developing Firefly Dx, a handheld device offering rapid sample-to-result detection in less than 30 minutes using real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) chemistry. Firefly Dx is capable of multiplex assays and utilizes single-use, disposable cartridges for lab-quality results at the point of need (PON). The Firefly Dx system combines sample lysis, purification, real-time PCR analysis, and reporting of results. The initial, primary use of this system is expected to be in clinical and molecular diagnostic settings, agricultural screening in domestic sectors and developing countries, PON monitoring of pathogenic outbreaks, and for the detection of biological agents associated with weapons of mass destruction.