Mobile Assay, Inc.
2010: BEGINNING OF THE ROAD
The science behind Mobile Assay was conceived at the University of Colorado, Boulder by Dr. Don Cooper an associate professor at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics.
SEPT 2010: PAPERS PUBLISHED AND PATENT APPLIED
Dr. Cooper publishes paper on a method called Quantitative Ratiometric Pixel Density Analysis (QRPDA) and Mobile Image Ratiometry (MIR) which allows mobile smart phone technology to quantify and increase the sensitivity of immunochromatographic lateral flow tests.
OCT 2010: PROTOTYPED MOBILE ALGORITHM
After bringing on Bryan Callahan for mobile software development, the paper’s initial idea is reconstructed to a stand-alone, functional prototype.
2012: BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION
Mobile Assay is awarded a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a low-cost, highly sensitive smartphone-based platform that employs phone cameras to image and amplify signals from immunoassays to detect Botrytis and aflatoxin infection in seeds or soil.
JULY 2013: COMMERCIALIZATION BEGINS
Mobile Assay releases a commercialized version of product with enhanced reading algorithms and cloud storage capability and signs up our first partners.See more