Smartphone calprotectin test

First Calprotectin Home Test Kit

In our latest case study we discuss how Novarum has worked closely with world-leading in-vitro diagnostic specialist, BÜHLMANN Laboratories AG, to develop the first calprotectin home test kit using a mobile app. Producers of unique, high-quality assays for routine clinical use, BÜHLMANN’s calprotectin assays are paving the way for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) screening as well as disease monitoring.

Novarum DX™ worked with BÜHLMANN to create the first CE-Marked smartphone-based calprotectin home test – IBDoc®, the first in-vitro diagnostic home testing device measuring the inflammatory marker for faecal calprotectin at home. Patients test for biomarkers, such as calprotectin, and receive real-time information about the inflammatory condition of the gut, without leaving the comfort of their own home.

In order to create a complete end-to-end solution, Novarum DX™ created a custom mobile app – CalApp® for BÜHLMANN built on top of its patent protected smartphone reader technology. This is supported by Application Programming Interface (API) architecture that enables the IBDoc® Portal to serve as a platform for healthcare professionals to register and manage patient information, as well as follow their test results over time – helping to identify and pre-empt emerging trends, whilst empowering patients to better manage their conditions.

Transforming the Healthcare Landscape

Dr Christian Reinhard, Product Manager IBDoc®,BÜHLMANN continued: “The next horizon that we are aiming for is predictive healthcare – an advanced prognostic algorithm that could enable us to accurately predict how patients are going to react to certain conditions, or highlight when a flare is pending, so that we are able to put advance treatment in place before the symptoms manifest”. “It’s an exciting time for the industry. We’re rapidly nearing a game-changing point in how we monitor and treat patients at the point of care and we are very excited about what the future holds and the role that mobile technology has to play in this transformation of the healthcare landscape.”

Thanks for reading our latest case study on how we’ve supported BÜHLMANN Laboratories AG to develop the first calprotectin home test kit using a mobile phone . If you’d like to learn more about calprotectin home testing using a smartphone, contact us today.