HeroRATs: Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis

By means of a microscope, a lab technician can process a maximum of 20 samples per day. A HeroRAT can do 40 samples or more in only 7 minutes. This approach provides new potential for rapid screening of TB suspected patients. Once validated, HeroRATS could screen vulnerable populations in slums, refugee camps, etc. Suspected TB patients can then be referred to the existing public health services for confirmation and treatment. HeroRATS already find 5-10 patients weekly that microscopy missed.

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