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Point-of-Need Molecular Diagnostics for Maternal Health with Fibre Mats

Jesse Gitaka of Mount Kenya university in Kenya will employ a strategy that will transfer cutting edge CRISPR-based isothermal nucleic acid analysis technique for diagnosis of CuSTIs (curable sexually transmitted infections) onto fibre mats with smartphone readout enabling on-site pathogen analysis in resource-limited settings enabling prompt treatment alleviating prematurity, stillbirths and neonatal deaths.

More information about Top Priorities for Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health in Africa

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