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FieldLab Point-of-care Sample analysis Portable diagnostic laboratory

The Field Lab or ‘lab-in-a-box’ is a 3D printed, low-cost kit containing the necessary biological tools for running a portable and remote diagnostic laboratory. It includes a microscope, centrifuge, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) thermocycler and accompanying visualisation system. Collectively the contents allow the diagnosis of a range of viral, bacterial, parasitic and fungal infections. This robust unit can aid in, for example, diagnosing Malaria in conflict zones or other hard to reach places in Africa.

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Health and social work
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Technology readiness level 5
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