From the optical biosensor system to sliica-fused capillaries, each component of CapWave's SearchlightTM technology is designed to optimize sensitivity for food safety testing. The sensitivity at 0.1 pg/mL enables a new level of performance. Sample prep times at 8-12 hours. Results in 22 minutes or less. All contributing to the goal of on-site, same-shift testing.
The science behind CapWave’s biosensor immunoassay technology draws from many disciplines: chemistry, immunology, chemical processing automation, microfluidics, wavelength optics and the development of advanced biosensors.
Washing and Incubation
Two assays for E. coli 0157:H7 and anthrax have been tested at the USDA Laboratory in Maryland and the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, D.C respectively. The CapWave system detected as few as 133 E. coli in 1 mL. That translates into as few as four bacterium detected in a 38 millimeter capillary.
What is the science of speed?
The CapWave technology is unified by a simple goal: optimize sensitivity. The higher the sensitivity, the faster the result for food safety testing.
The science of speed is the alchemy of the innovative thinking and components of the system. Every aspect from small capillaries to evanescent wave theory drives the performance that defines CapWave Sensors.
Collectively they represent the science of speed.