New Diagnostics for Diseases of Poverty
Diagnostic tests—tests designed to detect if a person has a specific disease or condition—have the power to save hundreds of thousands of lives each year by helping patients to get the right treatment at the earliest possible time.
Here are just a few types of diagnostic innovation that would significantly improve patient care in the developing world:
- Simpler instruments based on the adaption of existing detection platforms
- Improved sample preservation and management
- Novel detection technologies
- Discovery of new biomarkers
Finding market-based solutions to speed the development of new diagnostics
The BVGH publication, The Diagnostics Innovation Map: Medical Diagnostics for the Unmet Needs of the Developing World, outlines groundbreaking technologies that are paving the way for rapid, accurate diagnoses in poor countries.