One of the largest segments in In Vitro Diagnostics is the use of Immunoassay tests in the identification of antigens of interest including proteins, hormones, or other immuno-markers circulating in the human body. Whether medical 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 a popular method in the diagnostic community. 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 against viruses, fluidics 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 dispense pumps, multiplexed manifolds, rotary shear valves, and fluidic connections used on many of the state-of-the-art Immunoassay instruments currently on the market. Through engineering partnership and collaboration, IDEX Health & Science can support your next-generation Immunoassay development.