Economical, Continual & Accurate COVID-19 Testing Device

The V-Tech is a handheld and battery operated test instrument designed to meet the current global need for rapid and continual field testing. Single-use, disposable saliva collection vials are required for testing.

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Handheld COVID-19 Virus Testing

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has chosen the 3M Molecular Detection System, which uses the Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) method, as the primary method to be used by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) in testing for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, two serious pathogens that put food at risk during production and processing.

1. Power on the device


2. Insert Sample Vial


3. Results In 9 Minutes


Device Technology

Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) is a single-tube technique for the amplification of DNA and a low-cost alternative to detect certain diseases. Reverse Transcription Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (RT-LAMP) combines LAMP with a reverse transcription step to allow the detection of RNA. In contrast to the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology, in which the reaction is carried out with a series of alternating temperature steps or cycles, isothermal amplification is carried out at a constant temperature and does not require a thermal cycler.


Testing Technologies: LAMP vs PCR

Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value for LAMP tests were 100%, 98.13%, 95.51%, and 100% compared to PCR.


V-Tech Product Impact

Increase Testing Frequency.
Expand Feasible Testing Environments.

The V-Tech will increase the testing frequency and expand feasible testing environments by allowing a lab-free cycle while maintaining a high level of accuracy. An increase in testing will aide in identifying infected populations and decrease the overall transmission.

V-Tech Handheld
Virus Detection Device

The V-Tech 1000 can allow for non-clinical persons to test for COVID-19 as frequently as required. This would allow for testing after possible or suspected exposure and limit testing during a self quarantine or limited possible exposure period. The V-Tech sample testing vial contain small reagents or primers for testing for specific pathogens, such as COVID-19. Potentially additional sample collection vial can be made available to aid in detection and treatment of other respiratory dwelling viruses such as;

  • Hantavirus
  • Avian influenza
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Zika Virus
  • Hinoviruses
  • Respiratory syncytial virus
  • Parainfluenza virus
  • Human metapneumovirus
  • Adenovirus

Intellectual Property
US & International IP Protection

Bacter Scientific Corporation developed the V-Tech 1000 and has submitted or is in the process of submission for US and international patent protection. Additional patents are in process for the protection of the Sample Vial incubator System;

  • Bacter Scientific maintains unencumbered US & International IP control. 
  • Patents include 24 utility claims and;
  • 18 Design claims.
  • This IP has currently not been assigned or licensed.
  • Design IP protection has been submitted for the GUI (Graphic User Interface).

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