Microvisk Ltd develops medical testing devices based on Micro Electro Mechanical Sensors
for the international medical market.
Microvisk’s first product, CoagMax®, will be available
as a point-of-care and home use test. The device will conduct the
internationally recognised Prothrombin Time or INR test by using a drop of
the patient’s whole blood taken by a finger prick. The device is simple to
use with a large display and buttons, and is sized to be discreet.
Microvisk uses Micro Electro Mechanical Sensors (MEMS) on
a disposable strip which incorporates a small cantilever to measure
viscosity. The devices can test a small volume of whole blood making the
test less intrusive and effectively removing the need for a laboratory.
In addition, the strip has its own on-board memory to
inform the handheld instrument of all manufacturing variables and under what
conditions the strip has been kept since the day of its manufacture.
Key words: diagnostics, sensors, nanotechnology