CAMBRIDGE, UK, and SALUGGIA, ITALY — TTP plc (TTP), a leading independent technology and product development company, and DiaSorin, a global leader in the in vitro diagnostic (IVD) field, have signed an exclusive licence and technology transfer agreement. DiaSorin will combine its extensive molecular test offering with TTP’s Puckdx™ platform to develop a single-use, sample-to-answer, molecular diagnostics point-of-care platform for human IVD applications.
TTP’s proprietary Puckdx platform offers a flexible, fast time-to-result and low-cost solution for translating diagnostic assays for human and animal health and life science research to an easy-to-use desktop device. TTP’s Puckdx is based on a unique disposable robotic pipette system with a fast PCR module, combined with a cartridge containing all the necessary reagents.
Using this simple and cost-effective technology solution in combination with DiaSorin’s human IVD assays could provide clients with a result in less than 15 minutes. This could help to decentralize testing, which in turn could make diagnostic services more affordable and convenient for patients and reduce the time from diagnosis to treatment to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
“We are delighted that DiaSorin has chosen Puckdx as their preferred POC platform. We look forward to working in close partnership with DiaSorin to rapidly commercialise the platform, benefiting patients and healthcare providers worldwide,” said Giles Sanders, consultant at TTP plc.
“During the development of the Puckdx platform we have focused on a system that enables easy transfer of assays and a reliable and readily manufactured disposable," added Piers Harding, consultant at TTP plc. "We are excited to have such a major diagnostic company wishing to bring the platform to market for human applications. The opportunity to utilize Puckdx for other fields of application continues to be available and we would be keen to collaborate with key players developing assays in areas such as for animal health and low-cost lab robotics.”
TTP’s Puckdx platform is based on a unique disposable robotic pipette system with a fast PCR module, combined with an easy-to-use cartridge containing all the necessary reagents. For further information about TTP’s Puckdx platform, please visit: https://www.ttp.com/desktop-biology