Mobile Assay provides Smartphone diagnostic imaging for any rapid diagnostic test.
Quantitative Ratiometric Pixel Density Analysis
The technology and science behind the Lab-on-Mobile-Device platform is based on proprietary Mobile Image Ratiometry algorithms created and published by Dr. Don Cooper (Cooper et al., 2011) and were developed by Dr. Don Cooper at the Molecular Neurogenetics and Optophysiology laboratory at the University of Colorado, Boulder Institute for Behavioral Genetics.
Mobile Image Ratiometry is an image analysis algorithm that converts the qualitative analog visual signal on a Lateral Flow Test Strip to a normalized and calibrated digital signal that is then compared to an established standard curve validated for each Lateral Flow Test Strip. Analysis is performed instantly and a quantitative or qualitative result and report is provided to the user.
The Lab-on-Mobile-Device platform dramatically improves the quantification of Rapid Diagnostic Strips by increasing sensitivity by up to ~100 fold making it comparable to lab-based enzyme linked immuno assays (ELISA).
In his laboratory at the University of Colorado, Boulder Professor Dr. Don Cooper combined laboratory diagnostics with Smartphone technology to transform rapid diagnostic test strips or RDTs into accurate and highly sensitive quantitative tools. These methods, called quantitative pixel density analysis and mobile image ratiometry (MIR) is the foundation of Mobile Assay’s technology.
Our mission is to use the mobile device technology Don Cooper Ph.D. developed in his laboratory as a University Professor at CU Boulder to empower individuals with the kind of sophisticated data gathering and diagnostic capabilities previously available only to dedicated laboratory facilities.
The Lab-on-Mobile-Device diagnostic platform takes advantage of the high-level sensor capabilities of Smartphone and mobile tablet devices to enable users to detect plant and food-borne pathogens and monitor physiological substances.
Most Rapid Diagnostic Test Strips are limited in that they report only a qualitative positive or negative measure of a target molecule. The mReader boosts the sensitivity of these inexpensive and convenient tests by up to 100 times and greatly expands their capabilities.
The innovative methods underlying the Lab-on-Mobile-Device platform and mReader means that a Smartphone or tablet can be converted into a fast, accurate, and easy to use diagnostic instrument.
Mobile Assay creates the best end-point diagnostics experience making our technology accessible in ways that enable detection and tracking of disease outbreaks and environmental pollutants.
The mobile Smartphone and tablet markets are growing exponentially and soon there will be more of these devices than people on the planet. These powerful devices have sensor capabilities that rival high priced laboratory equipment. We take advantage of this opportunity by providing a Lab-on–Mobile -Device solution for everyone regardless of education or expertise.
Our technology can be customized for monitoring highly toxic and carcinogenic substances associated with fungal infestation in seeds and grain.
The Lab-on-Mobile-Device platform and associated rapid diagnostic tests are scalable and offer not only quantification, but also reliable and secure cloud archiving and tracking with geo-tagging and custom-built management tools.
We have assembled a team of scientists, programmers and management to usher this new technology into the market place and we welcome the opportunity for strategic partnerships.