InstantLabs Partners with RND Group for Enhancements to the Hunter System Software

Hunter Accelerated-PCR System

InstantLabs, a molecular diagnostic device company, developed and markets the Hunter Accelerated-PCR system, a fully-integrated, portable and affordable real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) platform for rapid, accurate pathogen detection.  The company currently offers the Hunter system to use with several foodborne pathogen test kits for the global food industry.  The Hunter system is especially well suited for use at points-of-care and points-of-need to detect and analyze a wide variety of common and problematic pathogens.

InstantLabs was looking to enhance the software for the Hunter Systems to make it more versatile to the end user.  Key Tech, a product development partner, referred InstantLabs to The RND Group.

RND analyzed the requirements needed for the enhancements of this software and teamed up with InstantLabs to put together a plan to design, develop, and test the software for the Hunter System.  RND has worked with the leading companies in the medical device industry since 1997.  RND fully understands the rigor required in designing, developing, documenting, and testing products that are regulated by the FDA.  RND has applied that rigor to the software engineering support that they have provided for countless product development efforts, and RND can point with pride to products that have been successfully introduced into the medical device marketplace.

Capabilities Applied

  • Embedded Development
  • Software Lifecycle
  • Requirements Management
  • Project Management
  • Software Verification
  • Linux Development


  • Instrument/Analyzers
  • Algorithm Analysis
  • Firmware/Embedded Devices
  • X Windows UI
  • Networking

Technologies Used

  • C/C++
  • Firmware/Embedded Programming