Start with validation procedure of SCAUT for serology testing in collaboration with Streeklab Haarlem and Elisabeth-TweeSteden hospital in Tilburg.
First 650 SCAUT devices received from Centre Hospitalier Université Montpellier and processed with the SCAUT.
First 750 SCAUT devices received from Yerevan State Medical University and processed with the SCAUT.
The instructions for use (IFU) have been produced by video. See this movie that will be provided in different languages.
The first few hundred Ser-Cols are being processed by SCAUT. See this movie for an impression of the different processing steps. Some minor adjustments were necessary to improve the throughput and reduce the turn around time (TAT) to 24 seconds.
See this article in the newspaper about Ser-Col and Corona testing.
The last 18 months both Labonovum and BSS has worked intensively on the development of a dried serum spot automated processing solution. From stable dried serum on lateral flow paper to liquid serum in less than 30 seconds!
The coming months will be used to validate SCAUT for processing of dried serum spots for infectious diseases, such as corona.
The second out of tools have arrived! The coming months these Ser-Cols will be tested extensively in both patient user friendliness as well as automated processing by SCAUT.
The “first out of tools” (FOTs) is the first production from the mold. With these FOTs we have determined the position of the fill level indicator. The fill level indicator is an opening in the Ser-Col just above the LF paper. Once the blood flows through the fill level indicator, the collected amount of blood is sufficient for testing. Some other minor changes were applied for an optimal automated Ser-Col processing in SCAUT.
The 7 different parts of Ser-Col are being produced by plastic molding. Liquid plastic is injected under high pressure and high temperature into a steel mold (see pictures). After fast cooling by so-called cooling channel the mold is opened and the plastic parts are released from the mold. After closing, the mold is ready for the next molding step.
After processing at the laboratory, parts of Ser-Col can be re-used. This so-called return to sender (R2S) process will give a CO2 reduction of more than 50%. Click here to see the CO2 reduction calculation sheet.