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A Smart and Safe Biosample Transportation and Banking

Cheikh Tidiane Diagne of the Institut Pasteur de Dakar in Senegal will enable real-time remote sensing and monitoring of specimens during transport to laboratories in low-resource settings to facilitate diagnosis and assist researchers and health workers. Containing outbreaks during epidemics requires the early detection and rapid identification of pathogens, which means quickly and carefully collecting and transporting samples to laboratories. They will develop smart biosample preservation and transportation tools that can be monitored in real time with a remote digital interface. They will evaluate their platform for delivery of samples from several rural locations to a centralized laboratory.

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