Quanterix Corp and Sony DADC Austria AG have entered into a collaboration for the development and manufacture of "smart consumables" for use in the life science and in vitro diagnostic (IVD) markets. Production of the Quanterix SiMoA Disc marks the first diagnostic consumable whose assay technology is based on optical disc formats by Sony DADC.

Quanterix plans to develop and manufacture a fully automated instrument for its SiMoA technology, which will utilize these smart consumables to support a menu of diagnostic tests. Quanterix expects to launch the life science instrument and consumables in 2013, followed by an IVD platform to be commercialized in 2014.

"We selected Sony DADC as our consumables partner because they are the clear world leader in the micro structuring and manufacturing of high-volume optical products," said Martin Madaus, PhD, Quanterix executive chairman. "Sony DADC’s proven optical disc technology provides Quanterix with a consumable that meets the requirements of high sensitivity diagnostic testing both today and into the future. Partnering with Sony DADC on the SiMoA Disc is a major milestone toward our objective of delivering high quality and cost effective solutions to the clinical diagnostics and life science markets."

Source: Press Release