Agricultural Diagnostics


Our diagnostic platform brings the laboratory to you in the field, enabling you to make informed decisions in real time.

Anti-Microbial Resistance

Ensure the immediate and ongoing efficacy antibiotics

 

Precision Farming

Take the guess-work out of selecting agricultural chemicals

 

RNA Genotyping

Identify genetic disorders and select for desirable traits

Our Technology Platform

Our sequence based detection system uses short sequences of RNA to identify complimentary sequences of DNA or RNA. Base pairing of the detector RNA with the target sequence initiates expression of an reporter protein which is detectable in a variety of ways.

This is truly a technology platform, in that the detector sequence can be made to correspond to nearly any arbitrary sequence of nucleic acids. Multiple reporter molecules couple the technology to a variety of devices, optimized to your workflow and diagnostic requirements.

We can design, build, and test new detectors for novel pathogens in under one week!

 

Paper-Based Array

Our affordable paper-based system yields a visible change in color. Each circle corresponds to one unique detector, which is arrayed to give a comprehensive assay. We will customize the array for your particular application.

Paper-Based Array

Fluorescence

Our fluorescense spectroscopy system utilizes an array of LEDs to measure the concentration of reporter molecules. The results are logged and graphed in real time, making it easy to monitor the reaction. Data can be exported to a laboratory information management system or inserted into a PDF document.”

Fluorescence Detector

REDOX

“Our electrochemical device uses cyclic voltammetry to detect a redox reporter, just like a glucometer for blood sugar. Samples solutions are dispensed onto disposable cartridges inserts, each of which is capable of multiplexing of 10 targets at a time. The cartridges are inserted into the handheld device, tested, and results are logged and sent to your phone, laptop, or USB drive “

Redox Detector

Informed Decision Making

Prescribe the right antibiotic, the first time, every time.


Our assays identify the pathogen and the presence of antimicrobial resistance markers.

 The New Zealand Veterinary Association has published comprehensive guidelines for responsible use of antimicrobial compounds. The routine use of assays to select an appropriate intervention, monitor outbreaks, and reduce transmission is an essential part of this strategy.

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Animal Health is Human Health

The COVID19 virus originated in animals and spread to humans at the agricultural interface. This could happen again anywhere. The OIE supports the WAHIS database for identifying and tracking pathogens BEFORE they become a global threat to animal and human health. Widespread use of diagnostic assays and sharing of information is essential. Animal health is human health.

“The cost of AMR to the economy is significant. In addition to death and disability, prolonged illness results in longer hospital stays, the need for more expensive medicines and financial challenges for those impacted.”

~World Health Organization