VIDAS is an automated, multiparametric immunoassay system.This uniquely designed testing device stores the calibration in the analyzer’s memory, thus optimizing the cost-per-patient result. Plus, with its ready-to-use reagents, minimum maintenance, ease of use and uni/bi-directional interface, labor cost is also optimized. Automation and kinetic assay reactions yield rapid turnaround time.
The quality of the VIDAS is unsurpassed—it is automated, has no carryover, uses fluorescence reading, is self-testing and has ready-to-use bar-code-labeled reagents.
VIDAS reagents are pre-calibrated. Calibration curves are provided for each lot in bar code format. Recalibration is only required once every 14 days, using a calibrator included in the reagent kit. The VIDAS test system uses a single-dose ready-to-use reagent. The SPR® acts as a solid phase for the reaction and is coated with antigens or antibodies. The strip contains all the reagents required for the reaction. The SPR acts as a pipetting device. At each stage of the reaction, it aspirates the reagents in and out. This original concept prevents any inter-reagent or inter-sample contamination. In addition, the absence of tubing, syringes and needles reduces system maintenance to a minimum. The VIDAS system uses the ELFA assay principle, combining the ELISA test method with a final blue fluorescent reading. This technology ensures excellent result sensitivity and specificity. Over 15.000 VIDAS systems installed worldwide. The quality of the VIDAS is unsurpassed-it is automated, has no carryover, uses fluorescence reading, is self-testing and has ready-to-use bar-code-labeled reagents.