Rogue Valley Microdevices Working on Projects Related to Coronavirus Testing
Rogue Valley Microdevices, which has been in the valley since 2004, specializes in biomedical device manufacturing and micro-electromechanical system or MEMS. The company works with a variety of businesses to develop manufacturing methods for MEMS and refine them so they are unique and created for each company’s product.
MEMS Products Used to Develop New Hand-held Coronavirus Testing Devices
Our customers and partners are taking their platform technology and adapting it to create these new COVID-19 tests.
For example, Hememics Technology, has released information about the development of a hand-held testing device that can be used out in the field.
COVID-19 Testing Devices Process
They put the blood sample on a little cartridge which has the chip that we manufacture inside of it and it goes into the machine and then you get a positive or negative test within about 60 seconds,” said Gomez.
Timeline and New Developments
Several more projects are in the works but the FDA must approve them all before they can be released for use in the public. A decision is expected this summer.
Note: edited from original article published here.