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Avalun’s LabPad® mobile point-of-care device can perform a broad range of tests using a simple drop of blood from the patient’s finger.
Not only is Avalun, developer of the LabPad® mobile point-of-care device, a Leti spinoff— the company is also continuing to work with Leti researchers via a joint R&D lab. Avalun’s LabPad® system, which is capable of performing multiple tests like cell dynamics, colorimetry, and microscopy to full-sized-lab standards, hinges on a miniature, automated microscope that includes a CMOS sensor. The innovative system also features customdeveloped reagents integrated into disposable micro-cuvettes. The device can be used to measure blood coagulation times for patients on anticoagulants; the same device can then be used for additional tests like blood glucose, cholesterol, and triglycerides, for example.
Whether it is used in hospital or outpatient settings or at a doctor’s office or patient’s home, the LabPad® provides rapid results sent directly to a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, ensuring better communication and faster caregiver response to patient needs.
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