Siphiwe Khumalo, 37, and her newborn baby, Lundiwe. Siphiwe was already on life-long antiretroviral treatment when she fell pregnant with Lundiwe.
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Rapid biosensor based tests that don't need lab processing
investment Stage
Growth Stage
investment status
Graduated

Currently available diagnostic tests are often not accessible, not widely available or require long waiting periods.Taking a different approach from traditional diagnostic tests, this project identifies biosensors to create rapid tests that do not need lab processing. The remote point-of-care diagnostic will deliver results in 20 minutes, meaning mothers and children can begin effective treatment immediately. At the end of the investment period in 2016, the HIV sensor was being tested in a cellular environment, pregnancy status biosensor research has begun and the research team is exploring biosensors for malaria well as the dipstick and the digitization process to analyse and provide the results. UNICEF’s Global Innovation Centre continues to support the project financially and through establishing private and academic partnerships.

Alignment with unicef strategic areas