Technology Features & Specifications
The point of care testing (POCT) kit comprises of the following technologies: Design and fabrication of paper-based device Immobilization and stabilization of uricase/peroxidase and substrates on paper Optimization of enzyme activities on paper Innovation method of detection The test kit is a ‘Class B IVD Rule 4’ device (HAS, Singapore)
Potential applications of this technology include: A diagnostic kit which includes the paper-based device and all required accessories such as reagents, lancets, alcohol swab, etc. can be a product from this technology. The POCT kit can be used in the healthcare industry (hospitals, primary healthcare and diagnostic laboratory) and at home for detection and monitoring of gout and hyperuricemia.
The POCT kit is cost-effective, user-friendly and does not require skilled personnel or any battery-operated equipment/reader to conduct the test. The results are instantaneous. The POCT kit is minimally invasive and accurate thus providing distinct advantages over standard-of-care automated methods using venepuncture.