Plex ID Universal Pathogen Detector
Arguably, the most complex project that Omnica has undertaken is the Plex-ID universal pathogen detector. As is common with many projects, the science and core technology was provided by the client. Together, the two teams developed the Product Definition and developed the final product meeting the goal of providing sample reports every 30 seconds.
All of the design, engineering, software, prototyping, and documentation were done in house by Omnica team members except for the GUI and pathogen I.I. database, which were provided by the client (note: since that effort ending in 2009, GUI design has become a specialty at Omnica).
The IBIS/Abbott Molecular PLEX-ID system won the 2009 Wall Street Journal gold innovation award and was also recognized as the year’s 2nd most exciting development from the panel of judges at “The Scientist” magazine.