Daktari’s first product will be Daktari CD4, a CD4 cell counting system portable and robust enough to be used anywhere, from a doctor’s office to the most remote settings. Combining groundbreaking innovations in microscale technologies with simplicity in design and use, Daktari brings this essential blood test to parts of the world where millions of people now have access to life-saving drugs, yet cannot receive the best treatment due to inadequate diagnostics.
As simple in concept and as easy to use as a glucose meter, Daktari technology overcomes the two critical barriers to point-of-care testing: complex sample preparation, and fragile, expensive optical sensors.
Unencumbered by the lenses, cameras, filters or complex optics that put many diagnostic tests out of reach for clinics, health posts, and mobile caregivers, Daktari CD4 will put the power of accurate test results in the hands of the people who need them.
Currently in Clinical Trials in Kabwohe Clinical Research Center (KCRC), Kabwohe, Uganda.
Study design: This is a diagnostic validation study, comparing a new diagnostic device to a reference standard. In this case, a novel, portable, battery-operated point-of-care CD4 counting system developed by Daktari Diagnostics will be compared to flow cytometry for accuracy and performance under typical operating conditions in research facilities in Kabwohe and Jinja, Uganda. The study will evaluate fingerstick CD4 counts on the portable system collected and run at local HIV facilities, and compare them to CD4 counts from venipuncture blood collected simultaneously and run on flow cytometers at local or remote laboratories.
Device cartridges are currently slated to be manufactured in Scotland.
Publicly available: no
Countries where available: Uganda
Price range (USD): over 200 USD
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