Co-organized by Digifluidic and the Institute of Collaborative Innovation (ICI) of the University of Macau (UM), the new product launch of Digifluidic themed ‘From 0 to 1’ was held on July 20 in the Multi-Function Hall of UM Guest House (N1). At the event, the company’s latest generation of Point of Care Testing (POCT) machine – the ‘Virus Hunter Plus’ automatic nucleic acid analyzer was unveiled for the first time, demonstrating the continuous innovation and breakthrough of its scientific research outcomes.
Participating organizations include government units of Hengqing and Macau, well-known domestic institutions of higher education, hospitals, and medical technology companies. During the product launch event, activities such as the signing ceremony with strategic cooperation units, medical theme seminars, and corporate cooperation consultations were held, providing a high-quality communication platform for deepening the collaborative promotion of platforms for industry-academia collaborations.
Zhuhai Digifluidic Biotechnology Co., Ltd. is a Macau-funded enterprise that is mainly cultivated in the Guangdong-Macao In-Depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin. It was founded in Hengqin by Chen Tianlan and Dong Cheng, two doctoral graduates from the University of Macau in 2018, focusing on the research and development of automatic detection biotechnology, and it is also the first technology enterprise successfully incubated by the University of Macau through technology transfer. The automated nucleic acid analysis technology of its core product comes from the UM State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI and has been authorized by the UM to develop the “Virus Hunter” series of on-site rapid nucleic acid detection devices.
The latest generation of automatic nucleic acid analyzer released by Digifluidic – ‘Virus Hunter Plus’, has achieved a functional breakthrough based on previous research, which is smaller in size and easier to operate. It can complete a maximum of 32 detection targets in real-time without the need for professionals to operate in a special place, and the test report can be generated within 90-120 minutes, which greatly reduces the testing cost of time and manpower. In addition, it is foreseeable that the device will be widely used in four different industries including medical (in-vitro diagnostics/genetic analysis), agriculture (disease detection/genetic analysis), pet (pet pathogen detection), and food safety (authenticity and adulteration identification/pathogen detection).
Dr. Chen Tianlan, chairman of Digifluidic, released the latest product
The latest generation of automatic nucleic acid analyzer– ‘Virus Hunter Plus’