Using a MycroLab is simple and requires virtually no training. On-screen instructions are easy to follow.
No Sample Prep
user places the appropriate Mycro®Card into the instrument and places a
drop of the fluid sample to be tested directly onto the sample
introduction port on the Mycro®Card. There is no prior sample preparation
required. Mycro®Card pumping is either
fully automated and controlled by the instrument or user operated via buttons on manual Mycro®Cards.
Fully Contained Assay Protocol on-Card
The assay protocol takes place entirely and safely within the
Mycro®Card where it is free from contamination. This way the Mycro®Card
stores the used sample and reagents for safe disposal once the assay is completed. The
fluid sample is pumped around the channels, through separators,
de-bubblers and other processes where it interacts with pre-packaged,
on-card reagents and buffers in a very tightly controlled and
miniaturized version of the assay protocol. The quantities used are
perfectly controlled by design structures in the Mycro®Card, thus
eliminating of most the human error found in low throughput diagnostic
labs using manual systems. The fluid
then passes through one or a number of different detection stages,
depending on the protocol requirement of each individual assay.
Secure Data Storage & Transfer
results are displayed on-screen and stored on the instrument. The
results are also written to protected memory on the Mycro®Card where it
cannot be altered, but can be reread at any time. This means the
results data are stored with the sample, enabling a secure chain of
The data can be downloaded
to a computer or network by wired or wireless connection or sent over a
mobile phone network to a remote facility for data analysis. This means
data management is both simple and secure. These
advantages make the MycroLab® system ideal for management of
diagnostics in the case of pandemic management or remote medicine.
Another example of this capability is MycroLab's DNA
Mcyro®Card, designed for forensic DNA use. DNA can be safely stored
- free of contamination - and yet easily accessed multiple times. Data
about the DNA is stored with the sample on the same DNA Mcyro®Card.
This secure and unique solution eliminates contamination problems,
links key forensic data to the sample and minimises transcription