In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) Pump

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What is in vitro diagnostics?

Types of IVD pumps

IVD pumps applications

Fluid-o-Tech’s solutions

What is in vitro diagnostics?

In vitro diagnostic (IVD) refers to medical procedures performed on biological samples.

In vitro diagnostics is mainly used in hospitals and laboratories. It is performed on biological samples of patients or healthy people to prevent the onset of possible conditions or check already existing ones.

They can concern tissue, blood, urine, or mucus that need to be tested for medical/clinical purposes – such as assessing a particular disease or measuring the levels of a specific substance.

There are two main types of IVD: laboratory-based tests and point-of-care tests.

Some laboratory-based procedures are:

blood or urine analysis (clinical biochemistry)

genetic testing


Examples of point-of-care tests are instead:

pregnancy tests

Covid-19 tests

Blood glucose self-monitoring systems

How is it performed? In vitro diagnostics (IVD) include reagents, instruments, and software. Several types of IVD devices use diverse approaches such as immunodiagnostics, tissue diagnostics, hematological, and molecular diagnostics.

In these devices, the use of pumps, systems, and components is required to guarantee the delivery of accurate tests and fluid measurements.

Types of IVD pumps

Generally, pumps used for in vitro diagnostics purposes are endowed with positive displacement technology.

The extreme accuracy of this type of equipment also proves to offer several advantages for hospitals and labs performing medical tests, such as their compatibility with:

low flow and pulsation uses

different types of reagents

large fluid volume transfers

The most common tasks performed by pumps in IVD workflow are cleaning processes, reagent dosing, and removal of analysis liquid.

These are the main types of in vitro diagnostics pumps with positive displacement technology that find widespread use in this application field:

gear pumps, both with internal or external gears, which guarantee a self-priming design, constant flow rates, and long-lasting performance

peristaltic pumps, which effectively offer the separation of the liquid from the system thanks to their tube

metering pumps, which are adjustable and ensure quiet operation, pulseless flows, and constant delivery even with high pressures

You can find all these IVD pumps in Fluid-o-Tech’s catalog.

Contact us to find the most ideal solution for your needs!

IVD pumps applications

As we have mentioned earlier, IVD pumps find widespread use in hospitals, labs, clinics, and other medical related facilities.

Let’s delve a bit more into all the sectors and applications of concern:

• analyses for immunology, microbiology, and clinical chemistry purposes


• the cleaning of components such as needles, probes, and pipes

waste management of residues and bodily fluids

• the transfer or removal of waste and bulk fluids

sample collection and testing

reagent dosing, metering, and measurement

Fluid-o-Tech’s in vitro diagnostic pumps

When it comes to supplying the health tech industry, Fluid-o-Tech is a leader. We’ve been operating in this field for a very long time, which makes us able to understand the needs of this domain and respond with tailor-made and customized solutions for our customers.

Our in vitro diagnostic pumps are manufactured through high-quality and accurate processes and aim to meet each and every application need you might have. In our catalog, in fact, you will find gear pumps, peristaltic pumps, and metering pumps that are perfect for this purpose.

In addition to this, we can help you customize an IVD pump with specific technical and mechanical features, thanks to the expertise of our engineering team and the state-of-the-art technologies we use.

Choose Fluid-o-Tech and find the most ideal pump for your in vitro diagnostic needs!

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