Since 2009, Biocartis has been involved in the development of the Phillips Idylla™ system. Biocartis is a producer of medical diagnostic equipment. The Idylla™ system is an instrument that enables DNA and RNA tests to be conducted very quickly (in 35 to 150 minutes) in the field of oncology and infectious diseases. This represents enormous progress in comparison with the current time of a number of weeks in a laboratory.
For the Idylla™ instrument, we supplied 15 NTC sensors that measure and control the temperature and designed these into the appliance at various locations. The fast analysis of specific RNA and DNA markers required highly accurate temperature monitoring. Our temperature sensors ensure that this is possible. Production began last year and we are awaiting the success in the market.
The Idylla™ system is so user-friendly that it can also be used outside specialised laboratories. The system enables doctors to obtain diagnostic information on a patient far more quickly, which means that the patient can receive the correct treatment faster.
In the first instance, the system was aimed at oncology, but in the future, it will also be used for other purposes.