Anasyst – Point of Care Sepsis Detection

Product Brief:

As part of a proof of concept feasibility study, Wideblue worked with Anasyst and the University of Teesside to design a point of care technology demonstrator for the early detection of Sepsis. The point of care prototype device would be used with a number of biomarkers, which were to be developed in parallel by the client.


Our Approach:

The device and consumable were developed by Wideblue and integrated the client’s patented optical system to create a technology demonstrator for clinical evaluation.

Wideblue was responsible for:

  • The mechanical design of the cartridge and reader
  • Electronics design of the sensing head and light sources
  • Firmware control for consumable indexing system
  • Manufacture of a single prototype for clinical evaluation purposes
  • Optical design and simulation


The device was used as part of a clinical evaluation at an NHS hospital laboratory, a number of biomarkers were developed in parallel by the client and tested with the device. The prototype reader device proved to be low cost, reliable with a high level of sensitivity compared with similar reader devices.

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