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Challenges and Rewards of Developing Diagnostics for a Resource-limited World

(Event organised by the Danby Society, Downing College). Dr Lee will share her experience of developing point-of-care diagnostics for resource-limited settings. She will talk about the challenges and rewards of converting laboratory technologies into a reliable real-world application.
When Oct 11, 2017
from 06:15 PM to 07:30 PM
Where Maitland Room, Downing College, Cambridge
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This event from the Danby Society at Downing College may be of interest to synthetic biology SRI members.

Challenges and Rewards of Developing Diagnostics for a Resource-limited World: from Research to Commercialisation 

Speaker: Dr Helen Lee, director of research in the Department of Haematology, CEO of Diagnostics for the Real World Ltd. (DRW)

Description: Dr Lee is an award-winning scientist and entrepreneur. DRW Ltd. is tackling serious infectious diseases by making available breakthrough point-of-care diagnostics. Its signal amplification technologies offer rapid and reliable tests for HIV and other infections. The diagnostic kits won the iF DESIGN AWARD 2015, European Inventor Award 2016 and Innovate UK's Design in Innovation Award. 

Dr Lee will share her experience of developing point-of-care diagnostics for resource-limited settings. She will talk about the challenges and rewards of converting laboratory technologies into a reliable real-world application.

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