DNA analysis in the palm of your hand- this is The Future. Super-accurate diagnostics in under 15 minutes will mean you can immediately receive the personalized treatment you need.
Cancer, flu, TB, STIs- our device will diagnose it. But first we want
to put our Handheld DNA Lab to work tackling
malaria, a disease which kills a child every minute.
Our cutting edge device has been featured in…
Previously detecting infection and prescribing the correct drug would have been a lengthy process, taking days, with our technology this can now be achieved in minutes!
How it works...
From garage to state of the art lab
Six years ago, Biotech Rockstar/mad scientist Jonathan O'Halloran locked himself in a garage lab stocked with equipment he'd bought on Ebay. A year later he emerged, unshaven, blinking in the sun and armed with data proving he could use a computer chip to analyse DNA from a blood sample.
His partner in crime Elaine Warburton imbued him with lots of her business know-how and sent him off to South Africa, where his observations in HIV/TB clinics got him thinking. His abstract vision became concrete.
He wanted to put a full diagnostic laboratory into the hand of healthcare workers. And this handheld lab had to be fast. It had to be accurate. It had to be cheap. It had to be easy and fun to use.
There are now 35 of us - in England, the States and Singapore - all working to make this vision a reality. Our molecular biologists, chemists and biosensor team play happily in specialised labs, while our partners and advisors bring their own expertise and insight.
And now with your help, our global community is expanding faster than ever…
Our development and trial partners
We are working side by side with infectious disease expert Prof Sanjeev Krishna, Malaria Lead Dr Henry Staines and their team at St George's, University of London, Dr Pedro Gil at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, Prof Peter Kremser at Tuebingen University, Germany & the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Gabon, Africa to ensure our malaria test gives a full drug resistance screening. With years of experience in infectious disease research under their belt, the team will be instrumental in trialling our device in the field.
Our campaign team
Who produced our amazing campaign videos I hear you ask? That would be the wonderful Pins and Needles Media! A joy to work with, you can find out more at www.pinsandneedlesmedia.com.
And our beautiful exclusive mosquito design was draw by the lovely Lucy Hammond. She developed a bit of a mosquito phobia while researching them to draw our stunning illustration! You can find more of her work here: www.lucyhammond.co.uk
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