MBio's patented LightDeck® technology system translates laboratory assays into on-the-spot, critical decisions in minutes.
Our LightDeck® platform incorporates low-cost, multiplexed cartridges with our fluorescent readers and intuitive software, with the ability to measure more than 50 analytes in a single cartridge.
Our partners use LightDeck® to test key analytes across all applications and industries, measuring proteins, cells, nucleic acids and small molecules.
MBio’s technology PLATFORM delivers an unprecedented combination of benefits
Multiplexing: Cartridges can be configured to run more than 50 parallel immunoassays or nucleic acid detection assays from a single sample
Speed: Many immunoassays can be configured to run in minutes in a simple workflow
Ease-of-Use: The system has been engineered to simultaneously minimize user interactions and device complexity; assay workflow is often simply “add sample”
Sensitivity: The technology can deliver the sensitivity of multi-step laboratory protocols (e.g., ELISA) but in a rapid, simple workflow
Quantitation: Device output is a quantitative digital intensity signal
Complex Samples: Demonstrated applications include undiluted whole blood, food matrices and environmental samples
Built-In Quality Controls: Every MBio cartridge incorporates multiple parallel controls that assure quality of every test result
Low-Cost: Manufacturable design of the disposable cartridges enables competition in all markets
At the core of all MBio systems is our patented LightDeck® technology, a powerful fluorescence assay illumination and imaging approach. LightDeck® is a unique implementation of planar waveguide technology. While waveguides have been proven by the scientific community for years to be an excellent approach for uniquely sensitive assays, they have not seen widespread uptake in commercial products due to issues of reproducibility and cost. MBio’s scientists and engineers have key, patent-protected advances that solve reproducibility and cost challenges.
For the first time, planar waveguides have been incorporated into low-cost, disposable, injection molded plastic cartridges that deliver highly reproducible cartridge-to-cartridge assay results using a simple, robust fluorescence reader.
The strength of the platform has been proven in multiple implementations all around the world. The publications and technical briefs listed here provide a few examples of the technology in use. Please contact us if you would like to discuss your specific application.