Surveillance and rapid detection of an Ebola case are vital tools in the race to end the current Ebola outbreak.To provide quicker lab analysis needed for quick detection, heath officials expanded on an approach started dueing a previous outbreak but with only a single mobile laboratory. This time, multiple “mobile” laboratories that operate as extensions of the National Institute of Biomedical Research have been set up in field locations because closer proximity to outbreak hot spots speeds up the confirmation of a case.
A research team from the University of Minnesota has created a refined method to test for tick-borne diseases by using a mobile laboratory and genetic sequencing targeted at key pathogens.
The Biological Light Fieldable Laboratory for Emergencies (B-LiFE) is designed to provide rapid identification of pathogens and to do so safely.
Researchers have created a shoebox-sized laboratory that can do blood testing in remote, low-resource settings, determining from a drop of blood whether a person has antibodies to specific infectious diseases.
The portable lab’s 3D printed equipment can test for viruses and bacteria, testing samples in much the same way as a brick and mortar laboratory.
The design takes $60,000 dark-field microscopy technology and reduces the cost to $2,000, making health-care diagnostics more affordable to limited-resource areas.
Researchers found that the biosafety standards and the portability of the South Africa field Ebola diagnostic laboratory, offered an affordable alternative to the deployment of a field-operated biocontainment facility.
An infectious disease researcher created a mobile laboratory to keep his research going even in areas of the world with limited infrastructure.
The mobile lab was instrumental in the Ebola outbreak response by providing timely and reliable diagnostics.
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