Anito reports Maverick is packed with technology innovations from Anitoa, a young Silicon Valley medical device company. These innovations include a unique proprietary low-light sensitive, complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) 4-channel fluorescence optics system that allows fast and highly multiplexed DNA detection without the need for field calibration. Maverick is further enhanced with a cloud-based software that is seamlessly connected to the Internet, and enables cloud data storage and retrieval. Maverick software also includes a machine learning technology-ready data analytics engine.
Applications of Maverick include near-patient diagnostics, food, agriculture and environment testing, forensics, and basic biological research. Anitoa has previously demonstrated Maverick technology in detecting several types of pathogen DNA and RNA strands, such as Hepatitis B and C, HIV, E. coli and many of their drug-resistant variants. Maverick has been shown to achieve reliable detection of only 4 copies pathogen molecule DNA per sample with over 9 orders of magnitude in dynamic range.
Dr. Zhimin Ding, CEO of Anitoa Systems commented, “We are excited to bring to the market a portable qPCR device with performance that rivals the most expensive lab-based systems, at a fraction of the cost.” He concluded, “We strive to make our molecular testing systems rugged, accessible, and with battery operation and power-loss protection capability to facilitate their effective use in low resource settings.”