In-vitro Diagnostics

The diagnostic market is at a moment of change. New approaches, such as sequencing, are gaining traction; companion diagnostics are driving closer integration with therapy; continuous monitoring is enabling new diagnostic information; and market drivers are demanding low cost distribution of clinical quality data.

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Wherever they are deployed, diagnostic systems all share key requirements including robust performance, unfailing detection systems and a long product lifetime. These diverse systems must also be developed and manufactured at a low cost while adhering to a robust regulatory framework.

Clinical laboratory systems typically need minimal downtime, high throughput, low cost (per assay), system flexibility with highly accurate performance and software designed to address hospital information systems. Expertise and innovative insight in areas such as liquid handling, thermal control, optics design, data handling and machine learning, robust automation and concurrent software are key.

For example, in the near patient arena, the best products provide clinical-quality results within medically actionable timescales. Development of these products requires a set of multidisciplinary skills including knowledge of lab protocols, the ability to refine and define biological steps that help guide translation to single-use disposables, and insight into human factors that ensures a readily useable product – designed for effective application at the point of use. 

In diagnostics, time to market is a key success driver, and TTP has devised approaches, subcomponents and platforms that accelerate developments for our clients. As well as delivering quickly, our multidisciplinary teams ensure that all factors in a diagnostic product’s success are considered – this includes the assay, the system reliability, the regulatory requirements, the user experience, the manufacture and the system cost.

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