State-of-the-art digital platform simplifies COVID-19 test result management

Charlottesville, VA — August 30, 2022 — MicroGEM, an innovator of person-portable diagnostic devices and nucleic acid extraction products, and Workflow Services by ImageMover, a healthcare software company that provides solutions to capture point-of-care medical data through provider-focused digital workflows, have announced their partnership to simplify COVID-19 test result management. In this agreement designating MicroGEM as a premier partner for PCR point of care testing, Workflow Services by ImageMover now offers optional access to its fully-integrated reporting platform with the MicroGEM Sal6830 SARS-CoV-2 Saliva Test to automate data reporting requirements and simplify care delivery anywhere a test is being performed.

MicroGEM, a Virginia-based life sciences and molecular diagnostics company, develops innovative point-of-need diagnostic devices based on its evolutionary approach to sample preparation. The company recently received Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA for the MicroGEM Sal6830 SARS-CoV-2 Saliva Test, the world’s first saliva PCR test to detect SARS-COV-2 at the point of care in under 30 minutes.

“Our goal is to streamline test administration for providers and ensure secure test results for patients so that point-of-care COVID-19 testing can be implemented with ease and efficiency,” said LeRoy Blake, Chief Commercial Officer at MicroGEM. “The Workflow Services solution enables our customers to quickly document point of care test results, communicate those automatically to the patient, and automatically report results to state and federal health authorities.”

Image of ImageMover phone screens showing registration, test choice, and results

Since its founding in 2013, ImageMover has automated the management of millions of diagnostic images and grown to accommodate numerous clinical workflows and different care settings from pharmacies, to urgent cares, to universities and sports teams. Workflow Services by ImageMover employs an exclusive approach to securely capture and integrate point-of-care medical data, simplifying communication and enhancing patient care. The streamlined workflow reduces errors by capturing data elements through barcode scanning and optical character recognition, and securely stores captured results.

“We are honored to partner with MicroGEM. The MicroGEM innovative PCR test, paired with point-of-care operational support from Workflow Services, brings a compelling, fully integrated solution to the market.  This type of combined offering makes high quality diagnostic testing more accessible and meets the demands of point of care service delivery now and into the future,”  said Kevin Houlihan, ImageMover President and CEO.

The MicroGEM Sal6830 Point of Care PCR System is designed to capture intact virus, a key indicator of infectiousness, and then implements a unique process of thermophilic enzymatic RNA extraction, adsorptive purification, and microscale high-speed RT-PCR to quickly detect SARS-CoV-2. The Sal6830 is simple to operate with non-invasive saliva collection, no extra consumables or sample preparation steps, and easy touchscreen instructions.

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