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Key Features

Firefly DXFirefly Dx At-a-Glance

  • Handheld lab designed to provide integrated sample purification, biological analysis, and wireless communication of results; no additional steps or equipment
  • Uses real-time TaqMan® PCR at industry-standard reaction volumes
  • Incorporates single-use, disposable cartridges with pre-programed RFID chips (no end-user programing or setup required)
  • Operates with any commercial assay, including those used by CDC and WHO; agnostic, cartridge-based system can test for ANY bio-threat; no need to bring new assays to FDA for approval
  • Reagents and waste all within cartridge for containment and archive
  • Data processed in real time and communicated wirelessly
  • Designed for resource-limited areas and minimally trained personnel

 

 

 

Cartridge Features:

Firefly DX Cartridge

  • Single-use, disposable cartridge currently running full sample preparation on breadboard prototype
  • Integration of ultrasonic sample lysis, nucleic acid purification, and PCR amplification with real-time detection
  • Sample purification and PCR amplification demonstrated across multiple organisms:
    • Zika Virus
    • Ebola
    • BWA agents (Ba, Yp, Ft)
    • Influenza A and B
    • Clinical and Environmental samples (E. coli)
    • Clinical (HPV)
    • Antibiotic resistant bacteria (MRSA, MSSA, C. diff)
  • Sample types processed: whole blood, nasal swabs, buccal swabs, simulated urine, environmental at standard volumes