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"Together with our partner Randox, we have adapted the manual COVID-19 test, which has existed just a few weeks, to the new, fully automated Vivalytic platform from Bosch," said Marc Meier, Managing Director of Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH. "Thanks to the extensive expertise of both companies, we have succeeded in developing an innovative test in a very short time, which can contribute to curbing the global spread of the coronavirus."
The Vivalytic platform is so easy to use that it can be handled in any clinic or medical practice without the need for laboratory personnel: The sample is taken from the patient's nose or throat using a swab and placed in the cartridge without any complex preparation. The Vivalytic analyser then fully automatically processes the cartridge, which already contains all the reagents required for the test. Since the system in each cartridge is isolated, the risk of infection during handling is minimized.
Vivalytic is a universal platform for molecular diagnostics that can be used to perform various fully automatic laboratory tests in a short time. The open design of the platform makes it compatible with manual tests from various suppliers. The range of available tests is expected to grow steadily, enabling physicians to initiate successful therapies based on rapid diagnosis.
SOURCE Bosch Healthcare Solutions GmbH
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