One of the largest segments in In Vitro Diagnostics is the use of Immunoassay testing in the identification antigens of interest including proteins, hormones, or other immuno-markers circulating in the human body. Whether researchers and clinicians are identifying the use of performance enhancing hormones, harmful antigens signaling the source of illness or simply to identify pregnancy, the use of immunoassay technology is majorly prevalent within the diagnostic community. While the technology was identified in the 1950’s, the need for scalability has driven major technology developments over the last few decades.
Perhaps now more than ever, the need for high throughput immunoassay instrumentation and testing has significant global importance. Antibody testing performed on clinical immunoassay equipment is currently being used to test for active immune response to SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19.
To scale rapidly and test the number of samples required to aid in the fight of COVID-19, instrument developers need precise and reliable fluidics to move the samples and reagents required to perform the tests. IDEX Health & Science is a leading manufacturer of high precision pumps, multiplexed manifolds & valves, and fluidic connections used on many of the state-of-the-art Immunoassay instruments currently on the market. Through engineering partnership and collaboration, IH&S has supported the IA market to advance to where it is today. How can we help you with your next generation Immunoassay?