DIAGNOSTICS brings together technical and scientific expertise in common fields to target disease diagnosis, including pre-clinical evaluation and shared collection of methods and facilities. Affordable, point-of-care, multi-pathogen diagnostic tools are needed by both low-income countries, where misdiagnosis is due to lack of resources and personnel, and non-endemic countries with low awareness and experience in the diagnosis of imported diseases.
Our aim is to develop and deploy novel low-cost, fast and accessible point-of-care diagnostic and genotyping tools using innovative molecular supports (such as paper or gold particles, isothermal nucleic acid amplification) for field and low-income settings.
Ana Paula Arez
Cross-cutting Issue Facilitator Diagnostics