Enigma Launches Field Laboratory System - a Fully Automated Real-Time PCR for In-Field Testing
Product News Nov 19, 2008
Enigma Diagnostics announces the launch of its upgraded version of Enigma FL at the XIth International CBRN Defence Symposium in Shrivenham, UK.
Enigma FL is a fully automated, real-time PCR (polymerase chain reaction detection) system designed for in-field testing applications by veterinarians, first responders and military personnel. It combines the speed and sensitivity of real-time PCR with the simplicity needed for field-based tests, says the company.
Portable and completely self-contained, every aspect of its operation has been fully automated to provide laboratory-standard results when used in the field. Enigma claims, the process, from collection of the raw sample to delivery of an unequivocal end result, can take less than 30 minutes.
The new FL instrument incorporates solid state, multiplexing optics and dye deconvolution algorithms and is launched with freeze dried assays provided by Applied Biosystems. The assay panel will include tests for infectious diseases in livestock and tests for biothreat agents.