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The POCT devices currently under development (Applications)

(Tropical) serious infection screening device

 

Overview

In the second half of the 20th century, when industrial development and economic activity increased on a global scale, diseases such as SARS and AIDS that so far had been contained in some regions of the world (endemic diseases) started to pose a threat to the outside areas as well.

In the past, even if the organisms that transmitted the infection invaded new areas, they died because they could not adapt to the climate, and the infection did not spread. However, due to the effects of global warming, the habitat of these vectors is spreading north and infected areas are growing.

In 2014 alone, we've heard of the dengue virus in Japan and the Ebola virus that became a hot topic in the whole world. Along with the expansion of the tropical regions due to globalization and global warming that will further accelerate in the future, fear that these infections will run riot on a global scale has become a reality, and it is clear that this issue should be addressed as a global issue affecting all mankind.

 

Our solution

Trying to stop the invasion of a wide range of microorganisms that cause infection at the border is difficult. As a result, the development of prevention measures to stop the infection from expanding and the development of effective medical remedies are a must.
Applying our CAs-CHIP platform that requires only 20 minutes from specimen collection to detection, will contribute to the creation of a comprehensive screening system that detects the presence of a variety of pathogens of serious infections.

For example, in airports, hospitals and so on, if determining the presence of infection by immediate screening of humans suspected of being infected were possible, then rapid isolation and early treatment would also become possible and this would help avoid spreading of the infection.



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"Security and Crisis Management" Vol.30 (2015 winter) J.S.S.C (Japan Society for Security and Crisis Management)

 

Development status

Currently, while seeking a development environment and outside partners for creating block screening of avian influenza virus, dengue virus, West Nile virus, Ebola virus and such, we are conducting a basic study for detection.