We characterize the bacteria phenotype via color change reactions. This is the same approach taken by conventional phenotyping instruments; but we are able to do so without requiring a concentrated suspension of bacteria.
Nominally, these color changes are very difficult to read, particularly when the changes are small and hidden in a complex background. Our IP enables the accurate readout of these changes. Accordingly, we are able to characterize the phenotype of the bacteria at very small concentrations.
We are slated to introduce BloodFAST and then InSpector-01 at first customer sites this summer.
Note: this schedule will likely be impacted by SARS CoV19.