single drop of blood
Apollo’s cost-effective, proprietary platform technology is currently being developed to safely and effectively provide patient blood chemistry test results via a portable analyzer at the patient’s bedside. First, a single drop of blood would be placed directly onto our patented microfluidic-based sensor cartridge. The blood rapidly flows across the cartridge and can be ready for analysis in seconds. The disposable cartridge would then be placed into the portable analyzer and results are returned within five minutes. The Apollo system is being designed to minimize the training required for use, and eliminate complicated protocols or expensive equipment. Replacing painful vein sticks with finger stick blood tests should, pending FDA 510(k) clearance, enhance patient comfort, decrease clinician sample acquisition time, and open the field of use greatly to include first responders, military, and disaster relief organizations.