Prolight Diagnostics AB, together with our subsidiary Psyros Diagnostics Ltd., develops innovative Point-of-Care (POC) systems. These are small, portable instruments and disposable cartridges for performing in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) tests from a drop of blood.
We want to offer the foremost POC systems on the market for quick, reliable diagnosis of acute events. Our launch product will be for the measurement of troponin, to aid in the rule-in and rule-out of myocardial infarction.
With Prolight’s POC system, the ambition is to have test results available to doctors within ten minutes to allow rapid diagnosis and treatment when the patient is examined the first time, instead of spending critical time waiting for results from a hospital laboratory. This could be, for example, in an emergency department, a healthcare centre, an ambulance, or a care home.
This will allow the clinician to make more rapid decisions and initiate the correct treatment. For example, rapid rule-in or rule-out of myocardial infarction. Patients who need prompt and urgent healthcare can be prioritized at an earlier stage.
Significant cost savings may be achieved if the myocardial infarction can be ruled out early in the care chain, with support from secure POC systems having equally good sensitivity and precision as central hospital laboratories. This creates a better patient flow and contributes to reduced anxiety for those affected and their relatives.