Molecular Diagnostics Company
Biotech Instrument.


Molecular Diagnostics Company

Biotech Devices

Mechanical Engineering
Rapid Prototyping

The Challenge

The client wanted to accelerate the time to market for their next-generation point-of-care DNA detection device. Cito was engaged to provide engineering and development services to take the partially-developed system design from initial prototyping through production manufacturing.


Detailed Services

  • Design for Injection Molding
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • 3D Printing
  • Machining
  • Mechanism Design
  • Molding program
  • Tolerance studies
  • Custom gear train design
  • Gear molding program
  • Manufacturing
  • Painting of housing
  • Ultrasonic horn specification, metric, testing
  • Complete engineering documentation package
  • Designed Molded Gear Train


The Outcome

Cito delivered a high-volume, compact, inexpensive biotech device. Cito developed robust mechanisms to work in conjunction with the consumable cartridge and manufacturability was greatly improved. Ultimately, Cito’s team was able to reduce the footprint by 75% and deliver 40% cost reduction on manufacturing the device.


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