The SARS-COV-2 RNA has a unique sequence.
Micro fluorescence spectroscopy can identify it.

The virus has its own RNA sequence that can be identified quickly, reliably and unambiguously at any hotspot using micro fluorescence spectroscopy. This makes ICHORtec’s method ideal for use in outpatient clinics, doctor’s offices, public offices, companies and all travel hubs.


Step 1

Step 1 collect sample

Swab the palate

Step 2

Insert into the cuvette

Step 3

Insert the cuvette into the measurement socket of the ICHORscope device, close the lid of the box and wait for the result

Step 4

ICHORscope evaluation of the cuvette

ICHORscope determines the result very quickly and transfers the data to the tablet

The Device

How does the ICHOR-System work?

The ICHORtec system, consisting of an analysis box and a test tube, has been developed to scan for various viruses, e.g. the detection of SARS-COV-2. Today we know the RNA sequence of SARS-COV-2, and we can use this to our advantage. If this sequence is specifically docked to a complementary probe using our patented method, we can identify the sequence via the unique energy signature of the reaction.

Which method does ICHORtec use?

The cuvette is equipped with a special sensor and contains a molecular beacon (dye probe / beacon). The sensor reacts with a specific RNA sequence, e.g. from a virus. If the molecular beacon and the virus match (hybridisation), an a unique energy signature is released, and can be measured.

ICHORscope open

What are the outstanding features of the FMB® method?

  • High sensitivity (LoD – Limit of Detection)
    This method is very sensitive. In the case of COVID-19, a very small number of nucleotides is sufficient to detect the corona virus. It is comparable to the PCR method, but the results are available in a much shorter time.
  • Shortest measurement time
    The system can be used as a portable solution and the results are available in less than 3 minutes. The direct view of the molecular interaction reduces the false-positive or -negative rate.
  • Highest mobility
    The ICHORscope device can be used virtually anywhere as a plug & play technique. It requires no calibration and no services. The collected data can be used for geo-mapping in order to detect infection at an early stage.

Technical specifications

Technology and elements

  •  Dimensions 40 x 29 x 21 cm (closed cover)
  • Dimensions 40 x 29 x 34.5 cm (opened cover)
  • Slot for test tube
  • On/off power switch on rear of unit
  • LED user interface / status display for:
    • Power supply
    • Bluetooth
    • Laser
    • Laser protection cover open / closed
    • Analysis progress

Scope of delivery and accessories

  • ICHORscope device
  • COVID-19-RNA specific test tube (single use item)
  • iPad & iPad holder (incl. pre-configured V520 App)
  • power cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Cleaning kit
  • Test card

Tests for active viral infections

Laboratory Analyzers Rapid Diagnostic ICHORtec
Quantitative (sensor) Yes No (Marker) Yes
Portabel No Yes Yes
Complexity High Low Low
Conditions required Laboratory Any environments Any environments
Accuracy Up to 95% Approx. 70% 98% or higher
Time until result Hours-Days 5-13 minutes 3 minutes

First validation results based on SARS-CoV-2 pathogen.