Smart Strip

At the core of the point-of-care technology from Microvisk Technologies is the Smart Strip, so named because it has an in-built memory microchip that allows it to store calibration data, data about lot numbers/expiry date and even vendor specific information on every strip. Users do not need to input codes or code microchips as all this information is also held on the strip. Smart Strip can be used to detect a variety of substances by measuring changes in viscosity and once the INR test is launched, Microvisk will start developing other coagulation assays and search for further applications for the technology. Work is already under way to reduce the sensor size which will allow multiple assays to be run on the same strip with lower blood volume requirements.