Ubiquitome’s Liberty16 Attracts Swiss Giant
Swiss giant DKSH signs agreement to market Ubiquitome's mobile, battery powered, PCR COVID-19 fast tester, Liberty16, in the Asia-Pacific market as manufacturing is ramped up with NZ$578,000 backing from the NZ government. DKSH’s Singapore-based Business Unit Technology, will provide marketing and sales, and distribution and logistics as well as after-sales services for the Liberty16.
New Zealand’s Ubiquitome signs NIH RADx contract
New Zealand-based Ubiquitome is ramping up production of its mobile, real-time (RT) PCR technology with funding from the United States’ National Institutes of Health (NIH) Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative. Ubiquitome is the only NZ private company to be accepted into the highly competitive RADx and to receive federal funding through the NIH in recent years.
A mobile real-time PCR device for robust detection of Zaire ebolavirus
Comparable performance by the Freedom4, a mobile real-time PCR device, to the QuantStudioDx (Life Technologies) was demonstrated in these experiments. It is concluded that the Freedom4 gives the same performance and sensitivity as in laboratory instruments.
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"Early diagnosis of HIV among infants born to HIV-positive mothers is a critical component of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV."
Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi
"By having a rapid on site (poultry farm and / or slaughterhouse) test available, it allows rapid discriminate between Campylobacter contaminated flocks and non-contaminated high quality flocks."
Jos van der Vossen
"Compared to cumbersome and costlier ELISA method, the PCR technique is simple and allows us to estimate the quantitative levels of the IYSV nucleoprotein (N) gene transcripts in infected plants."
Washington State University
“Currently we have boat days where we bring back whole water to shore and use the microscope to assess whether our bug of interest is there or not."
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
"At the moment, it is virtually impossible to get samples and swabs out of Latin America as their biosecurity laws have tightened up immensely. This means the need for testing abilities on the ground is paramount."
School of Biological Sciences, Plymouth University
"The ability to perform real-time PCR at crime scenes for the detection and identification of body fluids would be a significant advantage in crime scene investigations."
Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd
The Liberty16 has been designed to meet or exceed the performance of laboratory based real time PCR platforms.
“All established assays were shown to be transferable and gave comprehensible results .”
- The Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR)
SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE LIBERTY16
|Block Format||16 wells|
|Thermal system||Peltier-based system|
|Consumables||Industry standard 8 strip PCR tube and caps|
|Sample volume||10μl to 40μl|
|Average ramp rate||2.3°C/sec|
|Ambient operation||10°C – 40°C|
|Calibrated dyes||SYBR Green, FAM|
|Data collection||Data collected for all wells|
|Battery||Internal - rechargeable lithium ion|
|Outside dimensions||Length closed: 21.2 cm (8.35 inches)
Width: 11 cm (4.33 inches)
Height: 11.5 cm (4.53 inches)
|Weight||3.2 kg (7.05 lb)|
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