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ST helps Alifax with point-of-care medical testing

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By Ally Winning

The new solution uses highly reliable real-time Polymerase Chain Reactions (PCR) to amplify genetic material (RNA and DNA[1]) in patient samples.

The new solution uses technology that was developed by ST and licenced to Alifax, who will manufacture the device. The Molecular Mouse is a small portable instrument that features a wide range of ST components, including STM32 MCUs, sensors, amplifiers, and other devices. When connected to a PC, the Molecular Mouse uses medical reagents created by Alifax to manage the control and testing of multiple targets or samples on a tiny disposable cartridge, manufactured by ST using its high-volume MEMS semiconductor process technology. The device can produce test results in under an hour.

“One crucial lesson from the current global pandemic is the importance of rapid, cost-efficient point-of-care testing that allows immediate remote diagnosis, and then, if necessary, patient isolation,” said Alessandro Cremonesi, Chief Innovation Officer, STMicroelectronics. “ST has been investing in its Real-Time PCR platform convinced that innovative semiconductor-based diagnostic solutions can positively impact our lives.“

“Leveraging our high-volume semiconductor-manufacturing technology and long-term leadership in microfluidics, we’ve developed a rapidly customizable, highly flexible cartridge and instrumentation platform that delivers rapid and precise point-of-care diagnostic results, which Alifax has used to respond almost immediately to present pandemic and future diagnostic needs,” added Benedetto Vigna, President Analog MEMS, and Sensors Group, STMicroelectronics.

“Building on our passion for research and excellence in innovation, Alifax has established its strength in hematology and bacteriology for diagnostic purposes. By working closely with ST and combining its foundational microfluidic and other technology in the Molecular Mouse and our pathogen-specific assays, starting from a COVID-19 test, we’re ready to contribute to rapidly diagnosing, isolating, and ultimately stopping the spread of pathogens,” said Paolo Galiano, President Alifax.

Certified to CE-IVD the Molecular Mouse, disposable test cartridges, and assays are available now from Alifax.

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https://www.alifax.com/products/nuova-category-page/show/molecular-mouse

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www.st.com

www.alifax.com

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