OptiGene Ltd of Horsham, West Sussex at MEDICA 2019 in Düsseldorf -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine
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OptiGene Ltd

Unit 5, Blatchford Road Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 5QR Horsham, West Sussex
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Telephone +44 1403 274980
Fax +44 1403 271017

This company is co-exhibitor of
Gambica Association Limited

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Electromedical Equipment / Medical Technology
  • 01.01  Diagnostics
  • 01.01.13  Other diagnostic equipment

Other diagnostic equipment

Our products

Product category: Other diagnostic equipment

Genie® II

Genie® II is a compact, lightweight and robust instrument suitable for use in the field or laboratory. It was specifically designed to run any isothermal amplification method that employs target detection by fluorescence measurement. The device has two heating blocks, each of which takes a single 8-microtube strip that was specially designed for the instrument. The tubes feature locking caps that do not open after a run, so preventing any contamination. The blocks can be controlled independently or run together for processing up to 16-samples. The instrument boasts low power requirements and includes a rechargeable Lithium-Polymer battery that can keep it running for a full working day.

Genie® II is controlled from a large TFT LCD display with resistive touch screen that can be operated while wearing protective gloves. From this interface the instrument can be set to run any thermal profile required for isothermal amplification. Real-time temperature and fluorescence data is displayed graphically and in real-time during a run and all of the data is held in the instrument’s large internal FLASH memory. This data is permanently stored and can be reviewed on the high-resolution display at any time after the run has finished or uploaded to a PC via a USB link.

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Product category: Other diagnostic equipment

Genie® III

Genie III is now available to order. This instrument has been specifically developed for outdoor use with weather-proofing and portability the primary design objectives. This smaller “hand-held” device only has a single heating block, taking the same 8-microtube strip developed for Genie II. Just like its big brother Genie II, Genie III also incorporates a rechargeable Lithium-Polymer battery that can support operation for a complete day.

Unlike the single channel fluorescence measurement arrangement in Genie II, Genie III has a two-colour fluorescence excitation and detection system. It also boasts wireless communications in the form of Bluetooth and WiFi that can be used for data communications and to support wireless peripherals such as a printer or barcode wand. Genie III also features satellite positioning via an integrated GPS receiver.

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Product category: Other diagnostic equipment

Genie® Strips

Genie® II & Genie® III use a proprietary tube strip that maximises optical and thermal efficiencies with a locking cap providing a closed-tube system. The strips have the following advantages:

  • Seal-and-lock mechanism to prevent contamination
  • Individually capped
  • Non-fluorescent and optically clear
  • Wings for ease of handling
  • Raised rim for foil sealing
  • Each strip has 8-tubes with a working volume of 20 — 150 µl

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About us

Company details

OptiGene Limited was formed in 2008 to develop and deliver advanced molecular diagnostics solutions for applications across a range of market sectors.  The company is privately owned and is based in Horsham in the South of England, close to Gatwick Airport and within an hour of Heathrow Airport and the centre of London.  OptiGene was established with the primary goal of providing the highest quality instrumentation and performance-leading reagents to support isothermal amplification of DNA and RNA.  The market pull for this venture came from the growing demands around the world for field testing, rapid results and point-of-care diagnostics.

OptiGene has developed innovative products that support sensitive and specific detection of bacteria and viruses for use in the fields of plant health, food safety, veterinary medicine, environmental monitoring and healthcare.  Bio-defence and forensics are also key markets that OptiGene addresses, either directly or through its growing network of international distributors.  The company has exploited its expertise in both instrument design and enzymology to develop a sophisticated open platform that will support all isothermal amplification methods.  Ultra-sensitive molecular detection that has been constrained to laboratory use by highly-qualified personnel and taking hours to complete can now be deployed to point of application and run with very little training, producing results in single minutes.

The Genie II instrument is the flagship product of OptiGene and has been in full production since the spring of 2011.  Genie II is now found in a variety of diagnostic settings around the world.  It is supported by specially-designed plastic strips that have lockable caps and that are easy to handle.  Enzymes are available in the form of several master mixes that feature combinations of high-speed operation, inherent RT activity and thermostability.  A continuous programme of development is maintained at OptiGene in order to satisfy the evolving demands of its customers and the wider market.  New instruments are planned that will include a smaller device that will suit on-site use and more sophisticated optical arrangements that can support multiplexed assays.  Improvements in the company’s enzymes are on-going with faster and more stable master mixes planned for release.  OptiGene can also offer to develop variants of its products on behalf of OEM customers and these can adopt the customer’s corporate branding and include special features.

RoHS Compliance
OptiGene Limited declares that, to the best of our knowledge, all electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) sold by the company are in compliance with Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (also known as “RoHS2”).

REACh Statement
OptiGene Limited also declares that no products sold by the company are known to contain any of the substances of very high concern (SVHC) as intentionally added components with regards to the European Regulation No. 1907/2006 (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of Chemicals).

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