The SearchLite is conducting a Market Discovery Challenge to understand the future of medical diagnostics flow cytometer.
The World Health Organization reports that infectious diseases are the world’s biggest killer of children and young adults1 .Infectious diseases reportedly cause 63% of all childhood deaths in non industrialized countries and are responsible for more than 17 million deaths worldwide each year, most of which are associated with bacterial infections. The detection and diagnosis of infectious disease is a time intensive process, requiring up to several days to culture and analyze blood samples in order to positively identify the responsible pathogens, during which time the patient is often managed sub-optimally using broadband antibiotics. The challenge is to discover whether or not Flow Cytometer Technology can be applied to solve this problem.
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