Skannex Launches SkanSmart Smartphone Based Reader at AACC 2012
25 Jul 2012

Point-of-care (POC) innovator Skannex unveiled the world’s first smartphone-based lateral flow reader at AACC 2012 last week in Los Angeles.

SkanSmart promises to accelerate uptake of POC in the field testing, as well as hospital and physician’s office settings, since its proprietary software platform enables rapid handheld reading of existing commercially available flow assay formats.

Utilizing Skannex patented image analysis and barcode software technology, users read simple yes/no, semi or fully quantitative results. Results can be printed wirelessly, emailed or downloaded to HIS systems. Infectious Disease, STD and Drugs of Abuse testing are immediate potential beneficiaries.

”We believe SkanSmart is a real game-changer,” says Skannex CEO Siri Stabel Olsen. ”For the first time, all healthcare professionals – physicians, nurses, consultants – will have access to a truly ”go-anywhere-read-anything” test device. Furthermore, SkanSmart is in a familiar smartphone-app configuration. The lateral flow testing market continues to grow globally and SkanSmart will meet demands in both developed and developing markets for a robust, flexible, low-cost instrument.”

Skannex has already introduced a series of well-received desktop readers over the last 3 years, including SkanMulti and SkanFlexi. SkanSmart is the next evolution and the company aims to market the device to lateral flow manufacturing companies, providing a portable device for their proprietary assays.

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