The tests you need
in minutes
wherever you are
with just one drop of blood.

Complete blood count (CBC), and much more, all on a pocket-sized device using revolutionary lensless microscopy.

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Why comprehensive, truly portable testing matters

Moving medical care to the patient, rather than vice versa, results in better healthcare sooner at lower cost. Diagnostic tests are a key component of modern medical care, and certain important tests such as basic blood chemistry and urinalysis can now be run on portable devices near the patient. But until now no truly portable device could carry out a complete blood count (CBC), the most commonly ordered blood test, run hundreds of millions of times every year in the US alone. And no device currently available, portable or not, can carry out the CBC together with immunoassays, immunocytometry and other important diagnostic blood tests rapidly, easily and simultaneously on a single pinprick drop of blood.

Instead, these tests typically require a skilled phlebotomist to fill tubes of blood that must then be sent to a central laboratory for analysis on expensive machines by trained technologists. This process can take many hours or days to return results, and makes the CBC and other in vitro diagnostic tests late, expensive, inconvenient, and simply unavailable in many locales.

Alentic’s technology eliminates this problem. Alentic’s pocket-sized, easy to use devices need no skilled technologists or phlebotomists and yield results in minutes, making key diagnostic tests accessible to anyone, anywhere, whenever and wherever needed.


Introducing the Prospector

Imagine having key diagnostic results ready even before the doctor sees the patient: while the patient is still in the waiting room, in the ambulance, at the triage station, or in the field.
Imagine a truly portable machine:
A pocket-sized device that does the job of blood count machines, flow cytometers, imaging plate readers and other bench-top instruments, simultaneously, on a pinprick volume, with immediate accurate results.

Now stop imagining. It’s here.
Load, Close, and Go
Load the single drop of blood and the single consumable, close the lid, press go.
No calibration, no skilled technologist, minimal maintenance.

Designed for use by anyone, anywhere.
Alentic's Prospector 1.0 provides complete blood counts with 25 parameters and flagging of abnormal cells in under 5 minutes, using just a single drop of blood from a pinprick or venous sample.

Technology

How it works

After precisely controlled incubation with proprietary reagents, Alentic’s revolutionary lensless microscopy technology uses digital image sensors to generate high-resolution multispectral images in seconds over a field of view hundreds of times larger than standard, lens-based, optical microscopes.

These images are rapidly analyzed on the device by microspectrophotometry and advanced artificial intelligence: computational neural networks that classify, count and measure the cellular and chemical constituents of blood.

International Space Station

Alentic technology works where others can’t.

Like in space, where an Alentic device on board the International Space Station is working successfully where standard flow cytometers were tried but failed.

Or on earth, where the Prospector can operate not only in labs, but also in the field, in remote locales, on land, at sea, anywhere.

Features & Benefits

Feature Benefit

Portable, Compact, Lightweight and Rugged

Tests can be done in physician offices, clinics, or anywhere they are needed.

Just One Drop of Blood
Fingerprick, heel stick or venous. No manual sample prep

No skilled phlebotomist. No needles. No stress.

Unrivalled Speed
CBC results in less than 5 minutes

Better workflow, early initiation of appropriate treatment at the point of need.

Multifunctional Platform Technology

Takes the place of blood count machines, fluorescence flow cytometers, plate readers, and more. No more multiple different tubes of blood, repeat trips to the lab, long delays for results, or unnecessary costs.

Easy to Use
Intuitive touchscreen interface

Simple process with clear on-screen instructions. No expensive technologists.

Embedded A.I.

Expert-level analysis without dependence on cloud connection.

Wireless Connectivity

Information instantly transmitted wherever needed to benefit patients and health care providers.

Maintenance and Alignment Free
Internal self-check

Low cost of operation. Ideal for field deployment.

Dry Reagents

No cold storage needed; long reagent shelf life at ambient temperatures.

Security
Self-locking with passcode protection. Integral QR/Barcode scanner

Authorized use only, and only with appropriate reagents.

High Resolution Imaging

Blood smear images of all classified cells.

Platform Capabilities

The Prospector’s proprietary technology permits continuous observation of large numbers of living cells with high spatial and temporal resolution, uniquely enabling an unrivalled arsenal of valuable functional tests not possible even with large, expensive instruments in centralized labs.

The Prospector device

About Us

Alentic’s mission is to enable the widest possible range of analyses on a single drop of blood or other fluids, rapidly, easily and economically, wherever needed, anywhere and by anyone.

Alentic Team & Expertise

Alentic has assembled a team of highly qualified personnel with advanced science and engineering degrees and experience.

Partners

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“With all this big data … it just surpasses humans’ ability to comprehend what is going on’ David Burke – CBC News Advanced computer programs that use machine learning are transforming the way medical research…

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In its role as a unique orbiting laboratory, the International Space Station provides a broad range of equipment for conducting health and life sciences research. However, the equipment available for cellular and molecular biology is limited compared…

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April 24, 2019

ACOA lends $3 million to develop portable lab

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency is providing a $2.99 million loan to Alentic Microscience Inc., which has devised a pocket-sized diagnostic device that can generate test results in under five minutes, from any location, using…

March 5, 2019

Halifax-made blood testing device heading to International Space Station

A Halifax medical technology company that believes it has discovered the holy grail in rapid diagnostic blood testing is getting nearly $3 million from the federal government. Led by Dalhousie University neuroscientist and founder Alan Fine,…

March 5, 2019

Alentic Lands $3M from ACOA

A team of researchers in Halifax are on the brink of releasing a pocket-sized medical device that can generate test results in mere minutes, using only a pinprick of blood. Alentic Microscience is a Halifax-based microscopy…

March 4, 2019

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