6-Color qPCR Measurement Module for POC Molecular Diagnostics

Our client sought a partner who could provide design optimization, module assembly and test process that could scale, and industrialization for this important optical module and found Volpi.

Discipline:
Molecular Diagnostics Molecular Diagnostics
6-Color Photometer Module for qPCR POC Molecular Diagnostics

Customer Requirements

  • A reliable optoelectronics expert with a proven track record in module manufacturing ramp-up and manufacturing supply to IVD companies
  • Significant expertise in optoelectronics industrialization
  • Proven know-how and experience with gluing in optical assembly processes
  • Geographic proximity due to the challenging performance criteria and ramp-up needs
  • Certification to ISO 13485
  • An established change management system with critical components tracking
  • Expertise in tester development and build
  • Flexibility and ability to cope with strongly fluctuating demand

Volpi’s Solutions

Favorable module cost

  • Lean manufacturing process design and implementation (> 95% reduction in manufacturing time)
  • Components cost reduction program

Fast Ramp

  • Manufacturing ramp-up from zero to 1,000 modules/month within 6 months

Full support for broader assay menus

  • Obsolescence-free management of 4 major product revisions within 2 years from launch

High quality

  • Automatic tester development & builds
  • QA testing on 100% of products

Supply reliability

  • Coping with weekly demand fluctuations versus average of +750%/-100%
  • Sound supply chain management

Technical Features

  • Measurement principle:
    Fluorescence
  • Consumable type:
    Dedicated Lab-In-A-Tube
  • Number of optical channels for multiplexing:
    Six
  • Illumination technology:
    LED
  • Detection technology:
    Photodiodes
  • Number of gluing positions for optical parts:
    > 100
  • Number of different component types/modules:
    > 45
  • Number of components/module:
    > 700

Technical Features

  • Measurement principle:
    Fluorescence
  • Consumable type:
    Dedicated Lab-In-A-Tube
  • Number of optical channels for multiplexing:
    Six
  • Illumination technology:
    LED
  • Detection technology:
    Photodiodes
  • Number of gluing positions for optical parts:
    > 100
  • Number of different component types/modules:
    > 45
  • Number of components/module:
    > 700
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