Rapid sample processing, from raw specimen to results within 30 minutes. Automated and integrated sample preparation. Individual cartridges can be run at any time, eliminating the need to batch samples. Allows single or multiple cartridges of one or more types to be run simultaneously. Compact footprint allows placement in environments where space is at a premium. Modular design allows system expansion. GeneXpert instrument and individual cartridge.
Cepheid’s GeneXpert family of products will combine cartridge-based sample preparation with the amplification and detection functions performed by our I-CORE® modules in an integrated, automated DNA analysis instrument. These products are designed to purify, concentrate, detect, and identify targeted DNA sequences, taking unprocessed sample to result in less than 30 minutes. Current techniques for accomplishing the same complex series of procedures require extensive manual labor by skilled technicians and can take anywhere from 6 hours to 3 days.
Designed for Flexibility
Our GeneXpert technology platform will accept fluidic cartridges with many different internal configurations, each designed to perform a different class of assay. A bar code on the cartridge will communicate instructions to the instrument to direct fluids through the cartridge and activate mixing, lysing, amplification, detection, and other functions as required. Multiple cartridge-processing blocks can be linked to the system, allowing additional samples to be analyzed simultaneously. Furthermore, GeneXpert systems will be compact, use low power, and be suitable for applications requiring portability.