Headquartered at U of T's Banting & Best Centre, global health venture wins millions above target for its field-testing technology
Imagine having blood drawn for HIV-related testing. And then imagine never finding out the results.
In many low-income and middle-income countries around the world, research suggests that up to 50 per cent of patients don’t receive test results for treatable diseases such as HIV. They’re cut off from labs by poor infrastructure, unreliable sources of electricity, and other realities of life in rural or developing areas.
But what if the testing could be brought to them and performed on the spot?