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Biocartis US, Idylla (Molecular, 2018)

Biocartis US, Idylla (Molecular, 2018)

Automated molecular platforms, October 2018

Contact Information

Biocartis US
Vishal Sikri
Jersey City, NJ
844-4-IDYLLA (844-443-9552)

Name of instrument Idylla
Country where designed/Manufactured/Reagents manufactured Belgium/Belgium/Belgium
Instrument FDA cleared or approved/Platform yes/preanalytical and analytical
First year sold in U.S./Sold internationally/Installed 2017/2014/2014
Dimensions in inches (H × W × D)/Footprint in square feet/Noise generated in dB 12 × 7.5 × 19.9/1.036 instrument + 0.694 console/max. 54
Supplied with UPS/BTU no/—
Physical contamination control features closed, sealed cartridge
List price/Price for sample extraction and amplification detection modules $49,000/—
Purchase options/Minimum test volume requirements straight purchase, reagent rental, lease/1 tissue slide; 1 mL of plasma
Co. performs installation, operation, and performance qualifications/Electrical requirements yes/100–240 V
Labor and parts warranties/Advanced operator training 1 year/no
Delivery time/Delivery charges/Installer/Time to install on site immediate/shipping costs (destination)/Biocartis US/2 hrs.
Training location/No. of techs that can receive initial training/Length of training/Retraining at company facility on site/5/2 hrs./no
No. of tests for which analyzer has FDA-cleared applications/CE mark 0/7
Tests available on instrument in U.S./Outside U.S. EGFR, MSI, KRAS, NRAS-BRAF, BRAF, ctKRAS, ctNRAS-BRAF, ctBRAF/EGFR, MSI, KRAS, NRAS, NRAS-BRAF, BRAF, ctKRAS, ctNRAS-BRAF, ctBRAF
Tests not available in U.S. but submitted to FDA/Available in other countries only 1/—
Research-use-only assays/Tests in development EGFR, MSI, KRAS, NRAS-BRAF, BRAF, ctKRAS, ctNRAS-BRAF, ctBRAF/ctEGFR
Open-channel capabilities/Start-up and preparation time no/<2 min.
Model type of sample-handling system/Maximum sample load capacity —/cartridge-based system with 1 sample per cartridge
Minimum specimen volume/Sample volume flexibility/Other sample volumes available 1 tissue slide, 1 mL of plasma/yes/—
Minimum dead volume/Pediatric sample volume/Primary tube sampling —/—/no
Sample tube sizes/Sample barcode reading/Autodiscrimination in 1D or 2D —/yes/yes
Sample barcode languages/Sample types available in open mode various/—
Clot detection/Open extraction platform/Sample types (open extraction) no/no/—
Amplification reagents or methods supported
No. of different assays onboard at once/Programmed or calibrated at once 1/1
Tests per container set/Multiple reagent configurations supported
Reagent container placed directly on system/Onboard test auto inventory yes/no
Determines reagent volume in container/Reagent barcode reading/Reagents barcoded yes/yes/yes
Monitors expiration date/Auto lot recognition or calibration yes/yes
Auto detection of adequate reagent or specimen/Reagents available yes/liquid and dry
Reagent reconstitution required/Chemical contamination control no/—
Onboard test auto inventory/Capable of inventory monitoring by barcode no/no
System is open to homebrew/General-purpose reagents allowed no/no
Same capabilities when third-party reagent used/Lot sequestering available no/no
Closed-vial stability for amplification reagents/Extraction reagents >1 year/>1 year
Storage temp. requirement for amplification reagents/Extraction reagents room temperature/room temperature
Shipment temp. requirement for amplification reagents/Extraction reagents room temperature/room temperature
Minimum/Maximum reagent shelf-life guarantee >12 months/>12 months
Autocalibration or autocalibration alert/Multipoint calibration supported yes/yes
Assay calibrations required by end user/Calibrants can be stored onboard no/yes
Multiple calibrant lots stored for same assay/Required calibration frequency yes/built into run
Length of assay calibration/Typical calibration frequency built into run/built into run
Onboard real-time QC/Supports multiple QC lot numbers per assay yes/no
Auto shutdown*/Instrument warm-up time/Onboard software reviews QC yes/<5 min./yes
Total number of controls per batch for 24 tests/48 tests/72 tests/96 tests
Walkaway capacity/Tech hands-on time (both for batch of 96 samples)
Uses disposable pipette tips/Maximum number of pipette tips stored no/—
Time between start and initial result/Instrument automatic shutdown BRAF: minimum 90 min.; EGFR: maximum 150 min./yes
Startup programmable/Remote system monitoring/Waste required for disposables no/yes/according to laboratory procedures
Windows technology/Mouse or touchscreen/Modular add-on capability yes/touchscreen/yes
Service contracts available/Mean time between failures/To repair failures yearly/>18 months/depot replacement model 1–3 days
Turnaround time for problem solving by phone/Email/Field service 1 day/1 day/3 days
No. of U.S. field reps/Service engineer on-site response time/Hours and days available —/—/8 hrs., 5 days
Guaranteed response time/Modem servicing avail./System diagnose own malfunctions 1 business day/yes/yes
Order parts via modem/Onboard error codes/Maintenance training demo module no/yes/yes
Average maintenance time for lab personnel/Onboard maintenance records monthly: <1 min.; yearly: 10 min./no
Preventive maintenance per year for sample extraction/Amplification detection yes/—
Downtime for preventive maintenance/Spare parts on site 2 hrs./no
Software and LIS interface:
• Patient demographics and insurance data available via rules-based architecture no
• Data retrieval or Internet connectivity yes
• Online real-time help, QC, stats, and management reports/Evaluates results validity yes/yes
• Priority processing yes
• Supports accession No. redundancy/Specimen carrier and level identification
• Unique barcode per container/Multistop routing (1 tube to many workstations) yes/no
• Specimen scheduling/Routes test to workstation/Automatic reflex, repeat, dilutions no/no/yes
• Sample storage and retrieval software supports CLSI standards yes
• LIS(s) interfaced live with lab automation systems/How LIS(s) interfaced with LAS yes/—
• QC results transferred automatically to LIS/Data-management capability
• Interfaces operational in active user sites
• Rules-based control subsystem/Process control via control subsystem
• LIS operates simultaneously with assays running yes
• Uses LOINC to transmit orders and results/Unidirectional interface capability yes/—
• Results immediately transmitted to LIS/Interface available to auto specimen-handling system yes/no
• Stores QC lot files/Worklist edit capability/Viewable PCR graphs yes/—/yes
• Can print, archive, transmit data yes
Distinguishing features (supplied by company) fully automated sample-in/result-out molecular system; accurate results in minutes, not days; versatile sample type: FFPE tissue or plasma; hands-on time of < 2 min. for tissue or plasma; extensive menu for oncology; low running costs
*for calibration and controls
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