Apollo Medical Device
Apollo Medical Devices is developing a rapid blood analysis system that provides results in five minutes with just a single drop of blood. Test results will be displayed on a portable analyzer at the patient’s bedside reducing turn-around-time to just five minutes. First, a single drop of blood, obtained from the finger, is placed directly onto our patented microfluidic-based sensor cartridge. In seconds, the blood flows across optical biosensors and is ready for analysis. The disposable cartridge is then placed into the portable analyzer and results are displayed on-screen, minimal training required, no complicated protocols or expensive equipment. Replacing painful vein sticks with finger stick blood tests enhances patient comfort, decreases clinician sample acquisition time, and opens the field of use greatly to include first responders, the military, and disaster relief organizations. Apollo’s technology utilizes optical biosensors that dramatically reduce raw material costs and provide a simpler manufacturing method.