Omini, a medtech company developing the first multiplexed blood testing platform for personalised medicine and chronic disease management, has received approval from European authorities of a patent for its multi-gate Organic Electro-Chemical Transistor (OECT)-based detection device comprising depolarisation electrode.
Multiplex blood testing systems such as Omini’s are in high demand, driven by the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, the implementation of favourable government initiatives for more efficient management of them and the rising demand for home healthcare.
Omini is developing a point-of-care solution that enables multiple categories of blood biomarkers to be tested at the same time, using multiplexing. Like a glucometer, the device is a portable reader combined with single-use test strips which can simultaneously measure four to ten blood biomarkers from a single capillary blood sample, providing readings in less than ten minutes. With its portable nature, allowing it to be used in outpatient and at-home care, this device offers a quick, portable and user-friendly system.
Omini holds an exclusive license over EU patent number EP3764092, which was co-authored by co-founder and chief technical officer Anna Shirinskaya at the Ecole Polytechnique. This patent approval is the first step in building a strong Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio for the company. The patent focuses on protecting Omini’s approach to obtaining miniature multiplex sensors that can measure specific combinations of biomarkers from small fluid samples. The company is also awaiting US approval on the patent.
“We are thrilled to share this news, in which we feel a profound sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. For us, this represents a major stride towards the integration of our sensors into a miniaturised multi-sensing platform. It also brings us closer to providing healthcare professionals with a tool to effectively manage the health of chronic patients,” said Anna Shirinskaya, co-founder and CTO at Omini.
Omini is currently finalising performance studies for its sensors on human samples. The company is also raising funds to launch its first clinical trial. Alongside this, it is working on validating its manufacturing strategy and developing its portable reader to meet the constraints of large-scale manufacturing.