A small trickle brings bold advances
A Lab-On-Chip (LOC) is a small microfluidic device that integrates multiple laboratory functions into a single chip with a size ranging from a few square millimetres to a few square centimetres. At Sanwa BioTech, we integrate ultra-low volume microarray with program-controlled lab-on-chip system to form a BioChip. This BioChip is a miniaturized diagnostic laboratory interface designed specifically for point-of-care use to allow healthcare providers to perform onsite end-to-end tests without the need for centralized laboratory facilities.
The technology of protein microarray is to print and incubate specific proteins and peptides onto a chemically processed substrate at an extremely small scale. We integrate a microarray with our BioChip which enables our Point-Of-Care platform to perform multiple immunoassays in one test within 15 minutes. With our microarray embedded BioChip, front-line workers can receive multiple disease diagnostic results right next to patients and immediately prescribe accurate medication or put patients into necessary isolation.
Microfluidic is the technology for the precise control of fluids at a very small scale. With microfluidic chip, fluids (reagents and samples) are directed, mixed, separated, or manipulated to attain automatic processing of a test in a precise manner. Microfluidic based tests are introduced as the main growth force for next generation Poing-Of-Care testing.
Our Lab-On-Chip diagnostic platform utilizes microfluidic technologies and incorporates multiple functions into a small BioChip. The self-contained BioChip provides a seamless testing experience without any fluidic interfaces to the diagnostic analyzer for minimal cross-contamination risks.
Sanwa Biotech holds 23 patents, 5 design patents and 29 trademarks to protect our intellectual property. The Point-Of-Care platform ALiA is protected by patents in worldwide.
Immunoassay is a biochemical test that measures the presence or concentration of a macromolecule in a solution using an antibody or antigen. The macromolecule detected by the immunoassay is in many cases a protein. The importance and widespread utilization of immunoassay methods in diagnosis of diseases are attributed to their inherent specificity, high-throughput, and high sensitivity for the analysis of wide range of analytes in biological samples. By combining microfluidics with immunoassay, we speed up the test process and integrate multiplexing functions while maintaining lab-level specificity and sensitivity. By combining microfluidics with immunoassay, we speed up the test process and integrate multiplexing functions while maintaining lab-level specificity and sensitivity.