Rapid Response Test Infrastructure
RT-PCR machines are crucial equipment for responding to infectious disease outbreaks and are always the first tests available for novel diseases. They can also help in detecting issues with food and water quality. The average cost of a RT-PCR machine often exceeds 20 000 usd. Often, the fast rolling out of test capacity or even having machines available on standby, is not an option for many countries or organizations who provide emergency aid.
To help solve these issues, we have developed a RT-PCR machine that is cheap and easy to manufacture, while running tests twice as fast than most commercially available equipment.
A single machine can process 7 000 tests per day and can be deployed anywhere in the world to help dealing with public health emergencies.
How does this program help?
Current testing capacity in many countries, even in developed ones, is insufficient to deal with dangerous and frequently undiagnosed diseases. In India alone, over 70 million people per year are affected by rare and unknown diseases. We need greater levels of readiness in the face of future pandemics, therefore it is fundamental to have faster and more flexible instruments with which to respond. Our aim is to have a capacity of 100 machines or 700 000 tests per day ready to be deployed anywhere in the world.
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