Since the first report of SARS-CoV-2 in December 2019 and the declaration of the virus as a public health emergency, the need for accurate and speedy testing solutions has increased massively.

At MicrosensDx, we offer solutions for your SARS-CoV-2 testing needs. These products offer speed, efficiency, low cost and can also be used with other commercially available nucleic acid extraction kits.

Our RapiPRO™ LAMP SARS-CoV-2 and RapiPREP® SARS-CoV-2 products offer extraction in less than 10 minutes and deliver accurate results in less than 30 minutes.

To see how we can help your SARS-CoV-2 testing needs, call +44 (0)20 76912147 or email patrick.breen@microsensdx.co.uk

RapiPRO™ LAMP SARS-CoV-2

Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) is a method of nucleic amplification which has grown in popularity thanks to its speed, efficiency, and low cost when compared to PCR testing.

RapiPRO™ LAMP SARS-CoV-2 works seamlessly with RapiPREP® technology, amplifying extracted RNA from a patient’s nasal swab sample to confirm the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in less than 30 minutes.

RapiPRO™ can also be used with other commercially available nucleic acid extraction kits. The test is in the final stages of clinical validation.

RapiPRO™ amplification can provide accurate results from samples which vary in size and quality, including those which have suffered biological degradation.

The amplification is carried out isothermally and can be performed with a range of basic cost-effective equipment; both in a high throughput facility – including those currently configured for PCR testing – or in a close to patient setting by a technician with minimal training.

It works efficiently on several platforms, including Genie® II, Genie® III and Genie ® HT – with the latter for use in high-throughput environments, and each enabling up to eight, 16 or 96 samples to be analysed at one time.

To get in touch with one of our team, call +44 (0)20 76912147 or email patrick.breen@microsensdx.co.uk

RapiPREP®SARS-CoV-2

The most accurate and sensitive SARS-CoV-2 tests, Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) and, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), both require RNA to be extracted from a patient’s sample before it can be amplified and analysed.

MicrosensDx’s patented RapiPREP® technology provides a rapid, sustainable, and scalable solution to extract nucleic acids from a variety of sample types suspected of containing multiple pathogens, including viruses and bacteria.

The extraction is carried out by combining a proprietary magnetic bead-based solution with a buffer. No organic solvents, isopropanol or ethanol are required.

Extraction of the RNA from the sample takes less than 10 minutes.

It is also cost-effective as it does not require centrifugation; something necessary with traditional RNA extraction and which can lead to degradation of nucleic acids due to the shear forces involved.

Extraction with RapiPREP® markedly increases the sensitivity of the subsequent LAMP or PCR result.

RapiPREP® SARS-CoV-2 can be used in a high-throughput format or in a close to patient setting, in a minimally equipped laboratory.

Key benefits

  • Extraction in less than 10 mins
  • No organic solvents, ethanol or isopropanol used in capture or wash
  • Patent protected technology

To get in touch with one of our team, call +44 (0)20 76912147 or email patrick.breen@microsensdx.co.uk

Our products

RapiPREP®

The most accurate and sensitive SARS-CoV-2 tests, Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) and, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), both require RNA to be extracted from a patient’s sample before it can be amplified and analysed.

RapiPRO™

Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) is a method of nucleic amplification which has grown in popularity thanks to its speed, efficiency, and low cost when compared to PCR testing.

Seprion™

The Seprion™ range of products detect aggregated proteins associated with Parkinson’s, Alzheimers, Huntington’s disease, and the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies such as BSE, scrapie, vCJD and CWD.