Development of a fully automated immunoanalyzer “μTASWako i30” and
a fully automated genetic analyzer “μTASWako g1” using disposable
Associate Manager, Diagnostics Research Laboratories
Diagnostics Development Operations, Diagnostics Division
FUJIFILM Wako Pure Chemical Corporation
衛藤 大亮 氏
臨床検査薬事業部 臨床検査薬開発本部 臨床検査薬研究所
Applications of the micro Total Analysis System (μTAS) have been evolving over the last 20 years, including in the field of clinical diagnostics, in expectation of totally minimized system providing a reduction of reagent/sample consumption and a shortening reaction time. Based on our microfluidic chip technologies, We have developed fully automated immunoanalyzer “μTASWako i30” and fully automated genetic analyzer “μTASWako g1”.
In μTASWako i30, we employed LBA-EATA method which enables us to achieve high sensitivity and resolution in a short reaction time using capillary isotachophoresis (CITP) followed by capillary gel electrophoresis (CGE) in microfluidic channels. It allows sandwich immune-complex formation and detection of the complex by Laser-Induced Fluorescence (LIF). μTASWako i30 is approved as an IVD device in Japan, US, Canada and China, and has been on the world clinical diagnostics market since 2009.
In μTASWako g1, we employed polymerase chain reaction (PCR) followed by capillary gel electrophoresis (CGE) in microfluidic channels. μTASWako g1 is approved as an IVD device in Japan and has been on the clinical diagnostics market since 2016.
Daisuke Eto is an associate manager of Diagnostics Research Laboratories at FUJIFILM Wako Pure Chemical Corporation. He has 12+ years’ experience in clinical diagnostic system development.
Mr. Eto joined FUJIFILM Wako Pure Chemical Corporation (previously named Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd.) in 2006 and has developed microfluidic chip based clinical diagnostic system, including chip design, instrument control algorithm, instrument production, and data analysis software.
Prior to working at FUJIFILM Wako Pure Chemical Corporation, Mr. Eto worked as a mechanical engineer for Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. and engaged in the automated cell culture system development for regenerative medicine.
Mr. Eto received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Kyoto University in 2000 and 2002.