In Diagnostics is hoping to solve a real problem in the healthcare industry which is often encountered when you or someone you know has to rush to the emergency room of a hospital. This is when the doctors who don’t know anything about your health history try to give you some medicines and hope that they work as intended. If they don’t then the trouble gets challenging as they have to give a cure as well and stop giving the meds too. This is the issue this company is hoping to solve with the help of their testing kit to check your liver health.
Octavian says, “Right now in emergency departments, they have an i-STAT, which measures things like electrolytes, blood gases, and they have kidney function, but they’re missing the liver. So that was the whole point of exploiting the gap in other instruments,” and adds that “We could just work alongside them and get your liver function for anything that’s imaging, anything that’s anesthetic, anything that’s heavy-duty drugs that you need to treat right away. It gives you a quick, rapid indication.”
The company’s first product is a liver enzyme test aimed at the veterinary and research market — and making it possible for consumers at home to test the liver health of their pets. “It’s specifically useful in the research market for laboratory animals. So if you have a clinical trial, where you’re working with mice, you have a challenge: Mice have small bodies, so they have very little blood to begin with. So it’s very important for them to be able to draw just a little bit of blood and get notice of how their liver is doing. That’s especially important if they are doing any toxicity drug-related studies” says Ana, COO of In Diagnostics.
Octavian, CEO of In Diagnostics, further explains that “ASD and ALD enzymes are usually concentrated in the liver tissue, in two separate areas of the liver. If you have them in elevated values in the bloodstream, that means one or the other portion of the liver is damaged and struggling. It’s an indication of liver stress. And when it gets to certain values, it’s an indication of acute liver failure” and mentions that “It’s an enzyme that normally shouldn’t be in the blood. And if it does turn out in the blood, then something is wrong.”