IVDT_In Vitro Diagnostics Technology

IVD Technology, Fall 2013

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IVD Product Design Finds Inspiration in Consumer Electronics Devices IVD devices, especially those intended for use at the point of care or at home, are getting sleeker, more compact, and more intuitive, just like their consumer-electronics cousins. Occupying a footprint smaller than the proverbial bread box and requiring little, if any, expert knowledge to operate, the IVD devices of today and tomorrow will cause you to draw unavoidable comparisons between them and your personal, handheld electronic devices. Four such products—three already on the market here in the United States and one recently developed by a venture-capital-backed start-up company—are the iBGStar blood glucose monitoring system by Sanof, the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test by OraSure Technologies, the Alere INRatio2, and Bio-Meme's smartphone-based PCR device. Te iBGStar blood glucose monitoring system consists of the iBGStar blood glucose meter and iBGStar Diabetes Manager app and was made commercially available in the United States last summer. Sanof says the device is the frst FDA-cleared blood glucose meter that directly connects to a smartphone and iPod touch. Shiv Gaglani, editor of Medgadget, curator of Te Smartphone Physical, co-founder of medicaleducation-technology start-up Osmosis, and a speaker on consumer-driven design concepts and developments WHEATON The user interface design of Alere's INRatio2 device is reminiscent of the iPod. at the upcoming MD&M Chicago tradeshow and conference is impressed. "By bringing blood glucose monitoring to the smartphone, the iBGStar is highly consumerized," ® High Recovery Vials NextGen™ V Vials® E-Z Ex-Traction® Vials Conical interior provides downward drainage for maximum sample retrieval Clear vials conform to USP Type I and ASTM E 438 Type I, Class A requirements Excellent for chemical compound or biological sample storage Vials can be easily bar coded using WHEATON Customized Services www.wheaton.com 800.225.1437 I VD T EC H N O LO G Y | FA LL 2 0 1 3 7 magenta cyan yellow black ES323620_IV1309_007.pgs 09.24.2013 02:21 UBM

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