The Discovery is an exciting and disruptive analyser capable of molecular and immunoassay testing
Randox Discovery is comprised of three interconnected modules which each operate independently performing different aspects of the diagnostic testing process. Each module is separated by a physical barrier to prevent contamination and is accessible via a door. The workflow process runs from right to left and is compatible with lean working principles.
Nucleic Acid Extraction
Module I is responsible for DNA/RNA extraction. After extraction the sample is automatically transferred to Module II. Before transfer, Module I detects the presence of Module II cartridges using a unique vision system.
Module II is responsible for amplification of the extracted nucleic acid by End-Point PCR. UV light is used to sterilise the module and reduce the risk of crossover contamination.
Biochip Hybridisation & Detection
Module III is used in both immunoassay & molecular workflows and is responsible for hybridisation and subsequent detection using patented biochip technology. The detection camera uniquely moves between sample cartridges to detect biochip chemiluminescence.