Malaria Diagnostic Methods to Replace Microscopy in Clinical Trials
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AbstractThis project will adapt QuantaSpec's FDA funded research to develop a highly specific and sensitive test to detect malaria parasitemia using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. Furthermore, this test will be rapid, automated, inexpensive, reagent-less and highly accurate. Malaria incapacitates a significant number of soldiers in endemic regions and can cause casualties. Better methods for malaria diagnosis are needed for clinical diagnostics, drug screening, and field use. QuantaSpec's technology offers numerous significant advantages over traditional approaches. These advantages can provide more accurate diagnosis sooner and at lower cost improving patient outcomes, reducing costs and accelerating drug screening.
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