Dr. Santos is part of the POCKit TEAM - Helsinki Challenge 2017

POCKit is creating a device for patients to test for multiple microbes and different stages of disease all at once. This could save millions of euros and stop the spreading of communicable infectious diseases, says team leader Leona Gilbert.

“It has been indicated that it takes 11 different doctors and tests to get a proper diagnosis. This can take years. It wastes the patient’s time, energy and resources. Our research group wants to solve this. There’s a huge bottleneck in point-of-care diagnostics where the patient controls the way that they’re being tested. We are developing a very simple lab-on-a-chip device so that patients can actually test for multiple microbes and different stages of disease all at once."

Read more at Helsinki Challenge blog: "Team POCKIT: We want to put the power of diagnostics in the hands of the patients"

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