Advanced imaging cameras maker Atik Cameras (Norwich, England) has further expanded its collaboration with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) DNA amplifiers, securing multiple new contracts to supply cameras for reliable COVID-19 testing.
Under the new agreements, OEMs will access Atik Cameras’ range of off-the-shelf and custom charge-coupled-device (CCD) and complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) cameras that have use with PCR instruments. The company’s VS series of scientific CCD cameras offer good sensitivity and image quality, and are now proven across thousands of PCR installations. Furthermore, the company’s Advanced CMOS Imaging Systems (ACIS) series has also been recognized as a camera suitable for meeting the imaging needs of PCR applications.
Atik Cameras’ parent company, the SDI Group, which is listed on the LSE Alternative Investment Market (AIM) and focuses on the design and manufacture of scientific and technology products for use in digital imaging as well as sensing and control applications, anticipates it will exceed its initial expectations for the financial year ending on April 30, 2021, thanks in part to the new contracts.
To further grow and strengthen its production capability, and facilitate increased delivery of products for PCR experiments, Atik Cameras has expanded its ISO 9001 manufacturing facilities to enable the company to work with more potential partners. The company is investing additional resources into the advancement of PCR technology, working with customers to develop the next generation of PCR instruments, with the aim of increasing processing speed and throughput.