Calmark has developed a point-of-care (POC) diagnostic instrument to make measuring biomarkers for medical conditions in newborns easier and faster. The measuring instrument can document and measure results on the premises, in close proximity to the patient. The POC platform consists of an instrument and single-use test cassettes that are placed into the reader during measurement.
The test cassette consists of a separate chamber in which the blood sample is placed. When the lid of the instrument closes, the test is activated and the blood sample reaches the filter design. Some of the filters are permeated with chemicals, which react with the relevant substance and produce a color change. This sequence of events takes place in a matter of a few minutes and is patented by the Calmark.
Calmark POC-Analyzer is a portable, battery-powered and self-instructional instrument that will work with Calmark's POC test cassettes. Each test contains the information required for automatic calibration of the results. When closing the lid of the instrument, the test is activated and a numeric value is displayed on the screen.
Blood samples may be analyzed wherever the patient is located, eg. return visit at the birth clinic or at the maternity ward. The platform is adapted for hospital environment and is intended for in vitro diagnostics.
Calmark Neo-Bilirubin quantitatively measures the concentration of bilirubin in whole blood of newborns and is used together with Calmark POC-Analyzer.