For Daktari Diagnostics, Point-of-Care Testing Requires Real-Time Data Access

In remote regions of sub-Saharan Africa, health authorities are giving more and more thought to how they can deliver health services to patients far from large medical hubs. For diagnostic companies, point-of-care testing has become a critical frontier for the adoption of new technologies in low-income nations. Despite the daunting design challenges — shrinking devices, simplifying workflows, freeing chemistry from the cold chain, leaving the controlled environment of the lab, all while keeping the costs of testing at or below the status quo — the industry is increasingly focused on making diagnostics that can travel with operators wherever they’re needed.

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