InDevR’s ampliPHOX Calorimetric Detection Technology is currently under beta site testing for an impending product launch. The Boulder-based University of Colarado had licensed the related intellectual property (IP) to InDevR.
The beta testing sites include Produce Safety and Microbiology Research Unit in Albany, California, USDA/ARS/WRRC, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Laboratory Services Division in Denver, and the Influenza Division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health, had sponsored the research and development program of the amphPHOX system through a cooperative agreement.
The ampliPHOX detection technology of InDevR is a novel calorimetric detection technique for reduced microarray applications. These applications are based on the light-initiated amplification of signals through polymerization. The low-cost ampliPHOX Reader initiates the process of amplification and also stores an image of the outcome.
The ampliVIEW software can also interpret images automatically giving immediate results to users. The ampliPHOX technology serves as an inexpensive and rapid alternative to customer microarray detection methodologies based on traditional fluorescence techniques and is likely to be available commercially this year.