Advances in optical sensing technology open space for new solutions for e.g. blood gas analytics, glycolic monitoring as well as lateral flow testing. Our leading edge spectral sensor portfolio enables high end spectrometer type scanning precision at very attractive pricing. Providing patients digital point-of-care diagnostics, meaning fast test and results performed where the patient is, rather than at a laboratory, leads to better therapy decision and thus higher quality of care. Many tests today require large, expensive diagnostic instruments, with the samples being sent to a laboratory. If diagnostic services are administered locally, there are many advantages, including a shorter time to wait for results and reduced cost. Critical elements in the design of successful point-of-care diagnostic equipment are chip-scale integration and miniaturization: this allows for a continual reduction in the cost of equipment, and enables the provision of additional features like connectivity in small, handheld form factors. Instead of simple yes/no binary diagnostic decisions, results become quantifiable and assessable which allows to identify variations and deviations much earlier.
ams OSRAM is a global leader in optical technology and sensors. Many biometric sensing applications depend on optical technologies, which offer high sensitivity and the ability to measure multiple parameters. Our sensor technologies support the development of next-generation point-of-care diagnostics systems, including light detectors, light sources, on-wafer filter technologies and micro-optics lens systems. Those sensors are available as chips and as integrated optical modules. The modules include both light sources and detectors, and may be easily implemented within the electronic designs for diagnostic devices. Our right-fit spectral emitters combined with matching detector technology provide the digital data interface for machine learning algorithms which are revolutionizing lateral flow tests, PCR or ELISA testing, lactate meters and many others. They are at the heart of next generation digital chemistry analyzers and enable a new level of point-of-care solutions due to their fast, sensitive and precise parametric measurements.