The Accula Dock is a portable RT-PCR platform used together with the Accula SARS-CoV-2 Test to deliver fast and convenient qualitative rapid PCR-based results in just 30 minutes. The Accula SARS-CoV-2 Test delivers gold-standard RT-PCR detection of SARS-CoV-2 in a point-of-care format. RT-PCR testing is streamlined from start to finish using a fully integrated, single-use microfluidic test cassette and the reusable Accula Dock (up to 3,000 uses).
Features of the Accula Dock include:
• Rapid results—qualitative PCR results in ~30 minutes; 10-second dock initiation/start-up; no data entry required
• Accuracy—gold-standard PCR technology
• Robust design—can be used for up to 3,000 tests
• Compact design—fits in the palm of your hand; ideal fit for satellite locations and clinical settings
The palm-sized Accula Dock controls reaction temperatures, timing, and fluid movements within the Accula SARS-CoV-2 Test cassette, resulting in a fast and automated SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR assay. After approximately 30 minutes, the test results are interpreted by visualization of blue test lines on the detection strip in the test cassette. A blue process control line at the control area is used to ensure proper reagent and Accula Dock function and to confirm a valid negative test result. The simplicity of the design and display screen make for an intuitive workflow when used in conjunction with the Accula SARS-CoV-2 Test.
The Accula Dock consists of an electro-mechanical interface to a single test cassette with all electrical systems, controls, and logic necessary to orchestrate in vitro diagnostic tests within the inserted cassette. Upon insertion of a test cassette, the Accula Dock detects and identifies the cassette. After the user transfers a clinical test sample into the test cassette and closes the Accula Dock lid, embedded firmware in the dock controls fluid flow of the sample into the various chambers of the cassette, applies controlled voltage signals to the various cassette heaters (monitored by sensors within the dock), and provides visual status to the user with critical information such as estimated time to read and various error states, should they be encountered.
The Accula Dock is a reusable platform, used in conjunction with an Accula Test cassette to run in vitro diagnostic assays.