"Digital Biology" Concept
Quantum Logic Devices provides a faster, cheaper, and simpler way to analyze DNA, protein, and molecular interactions. These nanoelectronic platforms directly detect the reactions of biomolecules at the molecular level – without amplification or labels – thus avoiding the tedium, expense, and errors associated with fluorescent microarrays.
Thousands of genes can be screened on a single chip in minutes instead of days, multiplying throughput by 10 – 20X over existing products. Simultaneously, the cost of analysis is reduced by up to 30X. QLD's technology platforms come in a variety of formats for research or diagnostic applications with capbilities for high-throughput, extreme sensitivity, large dynamic range, and portability.
The systems consists of two parts: disposable assay cartridges and a electronic data capture device. The test cartridge is a self-contained bioassay platform containing all reagents except the sample.
Suitable matrices can be almost any fluid, including blood,
serum, plasma, saline, urine, mud, and water. The targets are
captured and recorded by QLD's proprietary nanoelectronic
device arrays, without isolation, labeling, or wash steps -
usually within a few minutes. The results are automatically
interpreted and presented in an unambiguous format (such as an
image or number).