Quanterix Corporation and Sony DADC Austria AG announced
that they 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.