Project Description

Fully integrated and automated on-demand molecular diagnostic system.GENEXPERT (CEPHEID)
Improving patient outcomes is the primary goal of any diagnostic system. But our GeneXpert® families of systems have set a new standard in workflow flexibility, 24/7 testing accuracy, and user-friendly design — delivered in an astonishingly beautiful and compact package. But we’ve done more than just repackage a good thing — we’ve improved on the fit, form, and function of the most popular molecular diagnostic platform on the market. GeneXpert System technology is the cornerstone of our unique approach to a molecular diagnostics product suite, which allows us to offer a complete menu of tests on a single, fully scalable, consolidated workstation. The GeneXpert System is available in a one, two, four, or 16-module configuration. All have our proven GeneXpert module at their analytic heart, and use the same patented cartridge technology for every Xpert® test.

GeneXpert Technology

Integrated micro-fluidic based system comprised of

  • Instrument platform
  • Cartridges
  • Protocols and Controls
  • Employ random access fluidic systems that bridge microfluidics with macro fluidics
  • Uses multiplex, rapid real-time PCR technique (6-colors)
  • Precision of microfluidics-based reconstitution, and simplification of automated filling
  • Exploits proven SmartCycler® technology (Incorporate same “solid-state” thermal cycler/fluorometer module)
  • Utilize families of cartridges
  • No wet interface between instrument and cartridge to eliminate carry-over
  • Integrated ultrasonic horn for rapid lysis of spores
  • Total internal control of reagent system –
  • No separate external positive or negative controls required
  • Smart fluidics
  • Encoded software driven motors for valve movement and integral hydraulic drives
  • Advanced micro fluidics technologies to enable complex sample prep processing protocols (Many milliliters down to 10 micro liters)
  • Automated data reduction and results interpretation.