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Why Liquid Crystal?

Why choose Crystal Diagnostics Liquid Crystal Technology Over Traditional PCR Testing? 

The answer lies in the groundbreaking advantages our technology offers. At the heart of our innovation is a commitment to precision, efficiency, and reliability in pathogen detection.  While there is a long list of benefits from utilizing our Liquid Crystal Detection Systems, here are a few advantages that standout over traditional PCR testing:

  • No Amplicon Formation: Eliminate the risk of contamination and false positives, ensuring your results are accurate and reliable every time.

  • No DNA Sharing: Our technology operates without the need to share or expose DNA, upholding the utmost in sample integrity and security.

  • Detection of Viable Bacteria: Our cutting-edge technology and protocols prevent false positives caused by dead bacteria.

  • No PCR Inhibition: Our method is so fundamentally different to PCR that inhibitors are never an issue using CDx technology, offering you clarity and confidence in every analysis. 

Discover the Future of Pathogen Detection

Eager to dive deeper into the transformative power of Liquid Crystal Testing? We're just as excited to share the full scope of its benefits compared to traditional PCR Testing. Unlock the potential within your operations and make informed decisions backed by the latest in diagnostic technology.

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Visualizing Pathogens:
The Liquid Crystal Detection Process

1Preparation of Detection Materials: Antibodies are attached to the surface of microspheres.

2. Sample Preparation: A sample, likely containing the target pathogen, is combined with the antibody- coated microspheres.

3. Pathogen Detection: When test samples are introduced, if pathogens are present, they will bind to the antibody-coated microspheres, forming aggregates.

4. Signal Amplification: Liquid Crystal is combined with the sample and aligned. 

5. Disruption of Liquid Crystal Alignment: Any aggregates cause a distortion in the alignment of the liquid crystal.

6. Image Processing: An image processor captures the distortion patterns.

7. Analysis and Results: Algorithms analyze the distortion patterns by comparing the sample image against a negative control to determine if the sample is positive or negative for the presence of pathogens.




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