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SalivaPod - Novel Saliva Sample Collection for a New Era of Diagnostics

Conceptomed, an innovative Norwegian based medtech company, has created SalivaPOD™ for easy-to-use saliva sample collection. SalivaPOD™ is now sold throughout Scandinavia by a leading distributor of laboratory supplies and equipment. Conceptomed looks to expand its distribution and partnering network in Europe, the US, Asia, Latin America, Australia, and elsewhere. The Sage Group is advising Conceptomed on business development in respect of partnering and licensing globally.

Stimulated by the Covid pandemic and the breadth of analytes which can be detected in saliva (SARS CoV2, HIV, hepatitis, numerous biomarkers for disease, drugs of abuse, therapeutic drugs, etc.), SalivaPOD™ addresses the need for a reliable, reproducible, safe, low cost and easy-to-use saliva collection device that can be made widely available. The wide range of diagnostic tests for analytes in saliva has created a growing demand for a state-of-the-art saliva collection device.

The SalivaPOD™ is a single-use device, intended for use by a lay person for the collection and short-term storage of oral fluid specimens. The lay person may perform, or the healthcare professional performs, the transfer of the specimen into a transport culture medium, a buffer solution or one or more diagnostic reagents for further transport to a testing laboratory, or for immediate analysis and diagnostic use.

SalivaPOD™ is CE marked and approved for sale in Europe. Conceptomed believes that FDA approval will be gained shortly. SalivaPod™ is designed to be a low-cost, easy-to-use, device which delivers superior saliva samples for accurate diagnostic testing. SalivaPod™ addresses several problems with existing saliva collection kits at the market:

· High viscosity of saliva

· Problems with robotic pipetting