The Biotrack® provides a rapid microbial test that is highly accurate and cost effective. It combines the reliability and time tested principle of filter cytometry with the speed of analysis and the specificity of fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) and fluorescent micro agglutination (FMA). The Biotrack® platform has been developed over a period of 4 years in which extensive testing was accomplished with partners in various industries.
Biotrack® testing also relies on the development of gene probes engineered for each sought-after pathogen. Use of this technology produces a definitive determination of whether a given pathogen is present in a sample. Probes for over 100 specific pathogens have previously been developed. Additional probes can be developed as demand arises.
Biotrack® uses filter cytometry combined with probes containing fluorochrome-labeled markers in order to label cells of target pathogens and antibodies produced when foreign agents invade the body. Combining these two fluorescent identification technologies allows Biorack® to be useful in identifying a wide multitude of water-borne or blood-borne infectious agents, including all organic agents and many inorganic agents, such as drugs or other toxins. Biotrack®
- Is based on well-established and respected microbiology scientific methods (filter cytometry, fluorescent in situ hybridization, and fluorescent micro agglutination).
- Makes a quantum leap in the number of bacterial species that can be identified, from under 10% of total species to 100%.
- Can also test for viruses, yeasts, fungi, algae, protozoa, drugs, toxins, etc. which cannot be cultured in traditional laboratories.
- Makes a quantum leap in time to results, which drops from the 48 hour to many days required for culturing to 20 to 120 minutes required for a single test using Biotrack®. Often, multiple tests (up to 18) can be run in the same time frame.
- Is easy to use and generally more cost effective, requiring only direct training as opposed to collegiate degrees and long-term study coupled with the maintenance of a large-scale medical lab required to do culturing.
- Can be used in remote locations or even used in a portable mode.