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Leti innovation stories
Performing routine blood tests right from the comfort of your own home could soon be a reality, thanks to Avalun’s LabPad® mobile point-of-care device. All it takes is a drop of blood to get results like blood coagulation speed, blood sugar, or cholesterol in just minutes. The different types of tests can all be performed on the same reader; users just need to insert the appropriate disposable cartridge for the type of test prescribed by their healthcare provider.
The device is based on an advanced
microscopy technology that leverages
a CMOS sensor to pick up light
diffraction patterns. Leti helped develop
algorithms to reconstitute an “image”
from the patterns. The image is then
used to perform measurements like cell
dynamics, colorimetry, and microscopy,
all on the same reader.
The disposable cartridges (microcuvettes
reagents) round out this innovative
system. Leti also helped develop the
microfluidics technology used to carry
the very tiny volumes of blood required
for each test (less than 5 microliters) to
the microscope’s sensor.
Resources and skills
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.