Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) are the most common type of complication for patients who are hospitalized. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2011 there were an estimated 721,800 HAIs in U.S. acute care hospitals that led to about 75,000 deaths and more than $20 billion in healthcare costs. It is well documented that hand hygiene is one of the most effective measures to reduce the transmission of healthcare-associated pathogens and the incidence of healthcare associated infections.
Our sensor-based platform, Sanibit, helps improve hand hygiene compliance, create a safer environment and reduce infection risks.
Detection and isolation of rare cells in a heterogeneous population has been essential to life science research, clinical diagnostics and precision medicine. Studies on rare cells such as circulating tumor cells (CTCs), circulating fetal cells, antigen-specific T- or B-cells, disseminated tumor cells (DTCs), and cells infected by viruses or parasites have had an increasing impact in oncology, immunology, neurobiology, stem cell biology and developmental biology. Conventional cell sorting techniques either suffer from low recovery rate and cell viability (e.g. fluorescent-activated cell sorting), or are labor intensive (e.g. micromanipulation).
MagiCyte is a patented technology that leverages modern semiconductor technology and electronics to rapidly detect and isolate viable target cells with precisely controlled magnetic fields. Integrated with intuitive analysis software and lab automation tools, MagiCyte SC platform provides a complete solution for harvesting intact and viable cells at single cell resolution