The Rapid MiniLab™

A modular system based on PCR in a PoC environment that enables multi-sample testing

Rapid Diagnostics gained investment to design a high specificity and sensitivity system capable of considerably speeding up the diagnosis of early stage viral infections and the surveillance of disease outbreaks.

Our client asked:

Our client wanted a clinical instrument and consumable that would enable their prototype technology to be commercially exploited in the growing Point of Care market.

The project story:

Working closely with Rapid Diagnostics, Sagentia Innovation undertook extensive technical development of core IP components to both improve and protect the technology. It was important to develop and agree the product specifications which required considerable effort in benchmarking, technology landscape research and mathematical modelling.

Sagentia Innovation’s software, electronics and engineering teams worked closely together on concept generation of system architectures, which resulted in the successful integration of industrial and technical design requirements in both the system and its complex, yet easy to use, multi-well consumable.

Results: deliverables and outcomes

• The Rapid MiniLab™ has a “Sample in Results Out” capability using on-board sample preparation

• The system has universally accepted industrial design

• The MiniLab offers versatility through its expandable functionality which enables rapid PoC scale up to meet customers’ needs and changing demand

• The team ensured that the cost of the system consumable was competitive

• The PoC system delivers results equivalent to central laboratory standards and went on to achieve conformity with the requirements of the IVD Directive 98/79/EC for CE Marking

“Sagentia Innovation became an extension of our team. They were extremely competent and confident in the detailed science. They stived to get ever better results out of the design knowing that this would be a key market differentiator.”


What’s special about us?

Why do we do it?

Where we add value

Did you know?

What’s special about us?

  1. We put you first. If we work on a patentable piece of technology on behalf of a client, our clients always get the IP
  2. We deliver. We combine strategic thinking and market analysis skills with science and technology consultancy and product development to create plans, deliverables, and results
  3. We challenge. Think of a question you’d ask us about a given direction, market or trend. Is it the right question? Is what you’re asking for really the thing that will achieve your objective?
  4. We’re fast. It’s possible to take a three year plan and execute in 18 months, and to take a 12 month plan and execute in 3
  5. We’re fun to work with. We make the effort to really understand your business and your challenges so we can craft solutions that are specific to your needs

Why do we do it?

  1. Because it matters. We seek to help our clients make a difference to real lives
  2. To raise the bar. By sharing our breadth of expertise and experience across the markets we know we can facilitate and accelerate successful innovative growth and business strategies
  3. For our clients. When we work with our clients they see us as their partners. Their success is vital to us and we are genuinely excited and delighted when they select us to be part of their journey to research and develop
  4. We love it. We’re fascinated by science and technology, the world in which we live and the macro trends and issues which are changing our lives. We want to help shape transformation

Where we add value

  1. If something seems an impossible task, we can deconstruct it with you and come up with a plan
  2. We will take on moonshots
  3. We believe we have one of the widest skills bases anywhere and can take on some of the more unusual or challenging projects. If it’s a weird one, give us a shout
  4. We’ll always tell you if we can’t help, or if we think there’s someone better for the job
  5. If you are responsible for looking at macro trends in your businesses that might pose a threat or create an opportunity and you need to do more digging – we can dig for you. And more than that we’ll make sense of what we find and give you next steps
  6. We enjoy our work. And we think you’d enjoy working with us too

Did you know?

  1. Our top 2 most common project requests are in sustainability and digital transformation
  2. We speak more than 20 languages
  3. We have a dedicated IoT infrastructure, Nuvola, with 4.8m live devices connected to it
  4. Our electron microscope is a Zeiss Evo Scanning Electron Microscope and is used every day
  5. We created hollow sugar, in 2011
  6. We have UKAS accredited food kitchens
  7. We are 13485 accredited and have been for 20 years
  8. We architected and coded cloud infrastructure for a major industrial client
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