Vela Diagnostics Great Basin System

Business Name: Vela Diagnostics Great Basin System
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Business Description:

The company was basec in Singapore and founded in 2011 with approximately 200 employeeds worldwide. The company focuses on intergrated real-time PCR techniques and Next-Generation Sequencing. Vela Diagnostics acquired Great Basin Scientifc, a US-based public company in November 2018 to extend their existing bussiness in virology and oncology to microbiology. [2] [3]

State: Singapore
Data/Evidence of Effectiveness: N/A
Complimentary Products Needed to Perform Test: in development
Setting of Care: N/A
Current Status / Clinical Development Stage / Expected Milestones: Report in Feburary indicated Vela Diagnostics and Great Basin Scientific are co-developing a CoV-19 testing pannel used on Great Basin system. [4]
Funding & Ownership : Private, raised a total of $225K in funding over one round by Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) on April 20. [1]
Business Model: Velax Diagnostics provided two workflows for diagnostics: qPCR and NGS based on fully automated Sentosa SX101 platform. The platform can provides solutions for diagnostics of virology and oncology. [5]
History & Origins : The company also developed another CoV-19 testing kit ViroKey SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Test used on Applied Biosystems® 7500 Fast Dx Real-Time PCR System or the Sentosa® SA201 Real-Time PCR Instrument. The product is under pre-EUA for prescription use only. The product is a RT-PCR testing for detection of nucleic acid from CoV-19. [6]
Date EUA Issued: in development
Sources: “[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]”
Organization: Sam Dajani (CEO), Charlie Lee (Head of Research and Development) [7]
Time to Result: deliver a diagnostic result (6 PCR assays) under 90 min [4] [8]
Test Sample Type: N/A
Technology Overview: PCR amplification for CoV-19 specific nucleic acid
Testing Type: nucleic acid detection
Test Category: RT-PCR
Test Name: SARS-CoV-2 Direct Test
Clinical Application & Need: acute infection

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