Triage, Sample Collection and Transport

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  • Chest x-rays (CXR) have played a historic role in TB diagnostics, especially in the case of pulmonary TB (PTB), which is one of the most common presentations of all forms of TB. Although chest x-rays are not the gold standard for confirming a diagnosis of TB, they do offer a high sensitivity for detecting PTB-related abnormalities in lungs (opacities, scars, pleural effusion, etc.). Additionally, because chest x-rays can enable rapid examination with onsite interpretation, chest radiography has been recognized as a powerful screening test for TB, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) with higher burdens of the disease. Advancements in digital chest radiography have revolutionized the process of image acquisition whilst maintaining high diagnostic quality as well as consistency of images produced. Despite the advancements in medical imaging, the benefits of digital radiologic technology remain grossly underutilized for TB diagnostics.
  • Technologies exist that improve capture and interpretation of imaging, lowering the rate of mis-diagnosis. Others improve collection and evaluation of sputum or blood, requiring smaller samples and returning more accurate results. Machine learning technologies enable sample or image evaluation by non-experts.
  • Transport technologies include drone delivery networks, motorcycle transport (of patients and samples), transportation strategy advising, and more.

Bruker Corporation is a publicly traded US-based Life Sciences Equipment company that designs, manufactures, and markets proprietary life science systems based on spectrometry technology platforms. The Company also sells a range of field analytical systems for substance detection and pathogen identification. Bruker develops life science and advanced materials research tools based on X-ray technology.

SampleTrack is a NMR Software application designed to optimize sample tracking, beginning at the submitter's site and continuing through to the final return of results. Information management and hardware control are carried out concurrently as the sample proceeds from the synthesis laboratory through the analytical procedure. SampleTrack has an open-system design which provides for convenient and easy laboratory automation integration. Bruker Products

Butterfly Network Inc. is a private US-based Medical Equipment company that transforms medical imaging and non-invasive surgery by leveraging advances in semiconductors, deep learning and cloud computing.

Butterfly iQ is being used in low resource settings to create sustainable healthcare. The Butterfly iQ hand-held device that brings together semiconductors, artificial intelligence, and cloud technology has made it possible to create an ultrasound device that ushers in a new era of healthcare and can bring medical imaging to remote communities: Butterfly iQ Products

DNA Genotek, a subsidiary of OraSure Technologies, Inc., develops products that optimize ease of collection and provide superior samples and proven performance for those requiring high-quality biological samples for nucleic acid testing.

High-quality samples that are easily collected from target populations enable significant worldwide advancements in health and science. DNA Genotek products are marketed worldwide and support thousands of customers as they achieve breakthroughs in genomic research, in diagnostics laboratories, in the pharmaceutical industry, in livestock and animal genomics, and in personal genomics: DNA Genotek Products

Fujifilm Healthcare is a Hospital and Healthcare company located in Japan with businesses in the fields of digital radiography, women's health, endoscopy, ultrasound, medical informatics, CDMO biopharmaceuticals, regenerative medicine and pharmaceuticals. As technology trailblazers, Fujifilm will continue to push boundaries and make breakthroughs with the overall mission of improving patient outcomes and changing lives.

The Fujifilm SILVAMP TB LAM (FujiLAM) device was shown to be more sensitive than the current POC TB test, and has the potential to reduce the number of false negative test results (where someone who has TB incorrectly tests negative). The specificity of the two tests, which measures the likelihood of a test returning a false negative result, was comparable at 90.8% for FujiLAM and 95% for AlereLAM: Fujifilm Products

GE Healthcare Inc. is a US-based Health Care Supplies company that produces medical equipment. The Company offers scanners, monitors, dispensers, imagers, displays, recorders, analyzers, separators, and other laboratory and medical equipment for medical and medical research industries worldwide. GE Life Sciences produces products that help life science researchers and biopharmaceutical manufacturers evolve how new therapies and precision medicines are discovered, made, and used.

GE Life Sciences sample purification, transport and storage products include kits to collect blood, buccal and other biological samples: GE Life Sciences Sample Collection Products

GE Healthcare Inc. is a US-based Health Care Supplies company that produces medical equipment. The Company offers scanners, monitors, dispensers, imagers, displays, recorders, analyzers, separators, and other laboratory and medical equipment for medical and medical research industries worldwide. GE Life Sciences produces products that help life science researchers and biopharmaceutical manufacturers evolve how new therapies and precision medicines are discovered, made, and used.

GE Life Sciences Critical Care Suite2, powered by Edison, embeds artificial intelligence for triaging in an x-ray imaging device, turning what was once a conceptual idea into reality by detecting nearly all pneumothoraxes, limiting false alerts and providing triage notifications that are sent to PACS upon transfer of the original diagnostic image and enable PACS worklist prioritization: Critical Care Suite Product

LLamasoft, Inc. is a private US-based Application Software company that provides supply chain management software. The Company offers software advanced analytics, capacity planning, cost to serve, demand modeling, inventory and network strategy, risk mitigation, simulation, and other related solutions.

LLamasoft is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, addressing the urgent need for a faster and more agile approach to leveraging emerging technologies, ensuring that people across the planet reap the benefits. The LLamasoft Digital Design and Decision Center provides a wide range of tools to analyze and improve the transportation decision-making process and establish optimal policies: LLamasoft Transportation Strategy

Lunit Inc., a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, is a private Medical Equipment company registered in Korea that develops the Lunit insight chest x-ray-nodule and other medical equipment products.

Lunit has developed a deep learning-based technology for analyzing medical images that dramatically lowers the rate of misdiagnosis. Currently, the AI technology is being subjected to a sophistication process in cooperation with major medical institutions in Korea, including Seoul National University Hospital, Severance Hospital of Yonsei University Health System, Samsung Medical Center, and Asan Medical Center: Lunit Products

Riders for Health is an international non-profit organization that provides health-care to rural African villages using motorcycles and motorcycle ambulances.

The Riders fleet includes motorcycles, refrigerated trucks, minivans and ambulances and a motorcycle ambulance fitted with a sidecar called the Uhuru that can be used as a mini-ambulance and double as a water pump when the bike is stationary. The project has resulted in reducing the disease and illnesses by getting patients much-needed medicine. The Riders programmes run in Africa, managed by the African staff in those countries: The Riders Programmes

Siemens Healthineers AG is a private Medical Equipment company registered in Germany. The Company provides medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, point-of-care testing, digital ecosystem, and reading solutions for health care applications. Siemens Healthineers offers its services worldwide.

Siemens Healthineers offers a broad spectrum of immunoassay, chemistry, hematology, molecular, and urinalysis testing systems, in conjunction with automation, informatics and services to serve the needs of laboratories of any size: Siemens Healthineers Products

We Robotics is a non-profit organization in the US and Switzerland that brings together decades of professional expertise and first-hand experience across multiple sectors including humanitarian aid, sustainable development, public health, nature conservation, environmental protection, business incubation and engineering.

We Robotics is co-creating a global network of local knowledge hubs – “Flying Labs®” – in emerging economies. The goal of Flying Labs is to accelerate the positive impact of local aid, health, development and environmental projects. By sustainably localizing appropriate robotics solutions, training local partners on how to use robotics technology responsibly and effectively to accelerate and scale social good solutions, Flying Labs expand local markets by creating new jobs and businesses that offer robotics as a service and create as well facilitate local ecosystems: Flying Labs

Zipline International Inc is a private US-based Aircraft and Parts company that manufacturers robotics airplanes that is focusing on delivering medical supplies to undeveloped and underdeveloped areas.

Zipline offers a cost-effective drone delivery network that revolutionizes access to healthcare. Doctors place orders on-demand through a simple app for any medicine they need, when they need it. Medical products are stored centrally at Zipline's distribution centers and are flown quickly to any destination. This maintains cold-chain and product integrity, while eliminating waste. Within 30 minutes, medical supplies are delivered from the sky by parachute. Recipients don't interact with the drone itself: Zipline Products