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Tom Myers of MicroLab Devices in the United Kingdom proposes to develop an electrochemical point-of-care device to provide rapid and accurate diagnosis of malaria and serious bacterial infections in children using a finger-prick blood sample. Integrated diagnosis will allow prompt and accurate treatment and limit needless antibiotic dissemination, which leads to drug resistance.

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