Biotechnologist Ashley Uys has developed through his company, Medical Diagnostech, a “rapid test” kit which can diagnose malaria as well as which strain you are suffering from. He explains it can also identify if your suggested course of treatment is working effectively. Using blood samples, the test can offer results in less than 30 minutes.
“I decided to look at what is the most needing product in Africa at the moment. And malaria, malaria is big,” says Uys.
“I then decided to look at a malaria test that can actually show you the strain of malaria you have — the type of malaria — so (doctors) know which treatment to give you, and then also to see if the treatment is working or not. So I developed a test that can do all of that.”
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