POCKIT Central


The POCKIT Central is a fully automated Molecular Assay for sensitive detection of SARS-CoV-2 (orf 1ab) to aid in the fast on-site diagnosis of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

The POCKIT Central SARS-CoV-2 (orf 1ab) Premix Reagent is fully CE / IVD accredited and intended for use with the system. The assay, targeting orf 1ab gene, is an in-vitro diagnostic molecular assay for qualitative detection of severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) RNA in oropharyngeal swab samples from patients suspected of SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID-19) during the acute phase.

Using gold-standard iiPCR technology, the POCKIT Central provides confidence and precision-analysis within a fast turnaround time of 85 minutes – fully automated and all contained within a benchtop-size analyser on-site at the user’s location.


  • Validated for COVID-19 testing by the UK's Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)
  • Proven iiPCR technology
  • Sample in – Results out in 85 minutes
  • Up to 8 Samples analysed in a single run
  • Fully automated walk-away molecular testing protocol  
  • Compact footprint – ideal for rapid on-site testing in Point of Care settings such as  A&E Departments, Care Homes, Sports clubs, GP Surgeries, Clinics, Airports, Ports, Academia, Primary Care settings
  • Minimal hands-on time / minimal dexterity required
  • Multiplex testing capability
  • Direct display of test results on the built-in touchscreen
  • Printing and exporting of results via multiple methods
  • Built-in UV lamp for automatic decontamination cycle after every run  
  • Barcode scanning available  
  • Fully CE-marked and IVD accredited (analyser and reagents)

iiPCR Technology

  • Combined nucleic acid extraction, amplification and detection  
  • iiPCR technologies with two optical channels
  • Magnetic bead-based nucleic acid extraction
  • Preloaded ready-to-use cartridges  
  • Precise and accurate results with internal control

Testing Targets (CE-IVD)

  • SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) 
  • Noravirus
  • C. Difficile
  • Flu A & Flu B available soon

Testing Targets (Research Use Only - not currently for Diagnostic Use)

  • Chagas Disease
  • Chikungunya Virus
  • Chlamydia psittaci
  • Dengue Virus
  • Filariasis (Brugia spp.)
  • Filariasis (Wuchereria bancrofti)
  • JEV (Japanese Encephalitis)
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Leptospirosis
  • MERS-CoV
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • Q Fever
  • Yellow Fever Virus
  • Zaire Ebolavirus
  • Zika Virus

    Manufactured by GeneReach Biotechnology Corporation


    • Dimensions: 310mm(W) × 480mm(D) × 400mm(H)
    • Weight: 21kg
    • Power Supply: 100-120/200-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 2A
    • Operation altitude: Under 5,000 meters
    • Operating condition: 15-35°C,up to 80% RH
    • Transportation condition: -29-50˚C, 55±20% RH
    • Storage condition: 10-40˚C, 55±25%RH
    • Throughput: Up to 8 samples tested within 85 minutes
    • Memory: 1000 patient sample results within the built-in memory. Data exporting available.
    • Screen: Built-in touchscreen interface
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