AVIIR developed a lab derived test that incorporated the levels of 7 unique biomarkers along with physiological metrics such as age, sex and BMI to provide a risk score that correlated with 5 year risk factor of cardiac event caused by a lesion. This score would be used by the physician to counsel and advise patience to achieve lower cardiac event risks.
Aviir’s lab derived test was designed such that a subset of the 7 biomarkers was measured on the MSD multiplex platform and the remaining biomarkers were assessed on the Luminex multiplex platform. Over time, the high costs, license fees and bridging issues associated with these two platforms lead AVIIR to look for a replacement technology that could measure all 7 biomarkers in a single assay.
The replacement technology needed to meet or exceed the current individual performance specifications while combining the two subset arrays into a single plate. Finally the solution needed to fit within the current regulatory environment of a lab derived test and meet automation requirements.
Utilizing the same content, Quansys acquired the necessary antibodies, calibrators and controls and assisted Aviir in building a replacement product. This development was guided by specifications drafted by AVIIR and followed by Quansys. This development took about 7 months and the teams communicated on a weekly basis of the project status.
Quansys provided the components for a new 7-plex product that had superior reproducibility along with improved sensitivity. This new product has a yearly savings of $420,000 over the predicate two platform design.