A leading instrument manufacturer had a concept for a new osmometry instrument for medical diagnosis. The system was to determine the freezing point of minute bio-samples via optical scattering. The client’s expertise was in chemistry, thermal control, and measurement. They sought BD&E’s expertise to augment their in-house capabilities to develop the electro-optical components of the system.
BD&E developed a unique prototype biomedical sensor to monitor Capillary Refill Time in infants optically. This project was undertaken in partnership with Dr. Vassillios Bezzerides, who invented the device, at Boston Children’s Hospital, and CIMIT in Boston, Massachusetts to measure dehydration in infants.
A prototype device was designed and developed in conjunction with Boston University and Zoíray Technologies to detect or quantify a specific analyte in bodily fluids using an immunological reaction. The device is primarily used for reproducibly measuring high-throughput protein biomarkers. Integrated into a compact unit, the system automatically performs specimen delivery, optical interrogation, specimen disposal, reagent introduction, and sample analysis.
The Spectral Reflectance Imaging Biosensor (SRIB) is a multiplexed immunoassay platform for life science research and clinical diagnostics. Immunoassays that identify the presence of specific protein biomarkers in blood, urine, or saliva constitute a vital tool in modern healthcare.