Point-of-Care-Testing (POCT) is defined as medical testing at or near the site of patient care. The driving notion behind POCT is to bring the test conveniently and immediately to the patient. This increases the likelihood that the patient, physician, and care team will receive the results quicker, which allows for immediate clinical decisions to be made.
POCT will become the recommended testing/screening methodology from the over-burdened provincial healthcare agencies whereby the test will either be user/patient direct pay or done in the Doctor's office at a reduced cost to the healthcare provincial system. In the United States the POCT will be exclusively user/patient pay only.
NanoSpeed's first POCT product, called Test4D™, is a qualitative human Lateral Flow Immunoassay (LFIA) for 25-hydroxyvitamin D to be administered either at the POC site or at home by the medical professionals.
To expand our Test4™ (qualitative test) product line into a second generation Point-Of-Care (POC) product line, NanoSpeed is developing a state-of-the-art technology platform based on microfluidic test chips and hand-held fluorescence reader technology. Our Lab-On-a-Chip (LOC) product line will perform rapid quantitative POC analysis of clinical samples. Our LOC chips are just a few square centimeters in size. The features of our LOC chip will be microfluidic flow manipulation of several nano-molecules, separation and isolation of analytes, analyte immobilization, specific detection functionalities, and the capability of handling extremely low fluid volumes down to a few micro liters. Detection is performed either by direct fluorescence or through immunoassay techniques.
The unique easy-to-use design and configuration allows for nutritional and clinical analysis/diagnosis within minutes in research laboratories, hospitals, and physician clinics, as well as in the field and on remote sites. The low cost of our disposable LOC chips permits cost-effective testing and makes quantitative analysis available to a broad population in a wide spectrum of applications.
The immediate delivery of crucial personal health information, thus empowering our clients to quickly make critical decisions to benefit their well-being.
Nanospeed Diagnostics Inc. strives to be a recognized global leader focused on providing portable, innovative and rapid testing solutions, with substantive value, to existing and for emerging client needs in the healthcare and industry sectors.