Fast and Specific Diagnoses
Epson Scanning Technology Helps Medical Startup Diagnose Bloodstream Infections in Hours Rather Than Days
In developing this instrument, Ray Martino recalls, Specific Diagnostics had two main challenges. They needed to choose a set of chemicals best-suited for identifying the bacteria that cause bloodstream infections, and they needed to create a buildable instrument to grow and identify the bacteria cultures. The instrument would consist of an incubator, a computer processor, a touch-screen display, and a scanning component.
In developing prototypes, Martino says, “We evaluated all of the scanners on the market and found Epson® was the best for our needs. The color performance, illumination and resolution are amazing for such small, low cost devices.”