Creating virus-free workplaces.
Our expertise lies in moving gold standard testing out of the lab and into mobile test kits. These kits achieve the same accuracy and reliability that is now being applied in labs in the fight against Covid-19.
The room-temperature stable test kits are for small and large organizations who need rapid, SARS-CoV-2 tests to create peace of mind for their workers and a work environment safe from Covid-19. Using rapid, simple RNA extraction and a portable real-time PCR device, up to 9 tests can be run at once. The PCR device can deliver results as fast as 65 minutes via the included smartphone.
A proud Canadian company, PBI Diagnostics (by Precision Biomonitoring Inc.), recognizes the importance of working with industry, public health officials and Health Canada to ensure the safety of all Canadians.
*Step 1 must be conducted by a healthcare professional. Testing is for use by trained clinical laboratory personnel only.
Rapid start-to-finish sample collection, prep and results to expedite quarantine decisions and allow for the creation of virus-free workplaces.
Mobile, room-temperature stable tests ideal for remote locations.
9 test results in under 90 minutes (15 min to collect and prepare each sample, 65 minute processing time).
Test kits can be shipped, stored and run at room temperature.
Our test kits are class IV medical devices. The tests must be conducted by a licenced healthcare professional, as is compliant with Health Canada regulations.
Performance has been verified by Sunnybrook HSC and the St. Joseph’s Research Institute. The validation results have been reviewed by Health Canada.
Our kits are offered in Canada for use by licensed healthcare professionals only and are not appropriate for the general public nor home use.
Portable SARS-CoV-2 Testing
This testing solution is fast, reliable, and can be completed at any location. Rather than having to wait for a central lab to return results, our solution can quickly give results anywhere from an emergency room to a patient’s home.
Our testing solution helps keep patients, healthcare professionals, and technicians safe without compromising efficiency or reliability. By eliminating the need for patients to travel to a central location, our solution minimizes potential exposure to the virus for both healthcare professionals and patients.
The PBI Diagnostics difference.
Our years of experience with assay development and field testing have positioned us perfectly to create reliable testing procedures for SARS-CoV-2. Pre-existing partnerships with Canadian Food Inspection Agency in the food safety and animal health space, have provided PBI Diagnostics with the knowledge and experience necessary to be a trusted, collaborative partner to Health Canada.
Previous to the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak our testing solutions have been successfully applied in a variety of fields such as environmental DNA detection, spoilage microorganism detection in beer production, and detection of African Swine Fever Virus. Find out more.
Equipped with innovative technology that provides on-site rapid mobile testing and detection, we are well-positioned to support all levels of government in their determined efforts to protect the health and well-being of Canadians and combat Covid-19 during these unprecedented times.
Biomeme Three9 Thermocycler: 9 testing wells.
|Throughput per run||9 samples|
|Channels of fluorescence||FAM / SYBR (Green), TexasRedX (Amber),|
|Battery life||5 hours|
|Time per run||65 min|
Android Phone: mobile app installed for wireless thermocycler operation and test results.
Sample Prep Tray: for use in streamlining extraction of RNA from your samples.
Fixed Volume Pipette, 200 ul: for easy transfer of the viral transfer media to sample prep kit. For use with pipette tips (see consumables below).
Fixed Volume Pipette, 20 ul: for easy transfer of the prepared sample to test strips. For use with pipette tips (see consumables below).
SARS CoV-2 PCR Test Strips: 3-well strip containing a lyophilized assay.
|Storage||Out of direct sunlight at room temperature.|
|Shelf life||18 months (unopened), 1 week (opened)|
|Reaction volume||20 uL|
Biomeme M1 Sample Prep Cartridge: RNA extraction kit with syringe and binding column tip.
|Sample amount||Up to 0.5 ml of liquids|
|Sample type||Small volume liquid samples|
|Elution volume||0.5 ml|
|Time per prep||2-5 min, plus a 10 min incubation|
RPC Control: RNA extraction control.
|Format||Bulk lyophilized for 96 reactions with buffer for reconstitution.|
|Storage||Out of direct sunlight at room temperature until reconstituted. Afterwards at 4C.|
|Use||Add 0.2 ml to each RNA extraction at the incubation stage.|
Void Filling Caps: for sealing prepared samples in PCR test strips.
2 ml Self-Standing Tubes: for storage of purified samples during sample preparation for a run (at room temperature), and afterwards (at -20C).
Pipette Tips 20 ul: for use with fixed volume pipette (see hardware above).
Pipette Tips 200 ul: for use with fixed volume pipette (see hardware above).