DxBox

CONDITION ADDRESSED: Multiple infectious agents

Diagnostic
Diagnostic
  • PREVENTION
  • DIAGNOSTIC
  • TREATMENT
DxBox

CONTACT INFORMATION

Organization

University of Washington / PATH

Individual Contact

Dr. Paul Yager, Primary Investigator

 

Applications

Diagnosis of early-onset fevers in low-resource settings.  Initial diseases of interest for a fever panel include malaria, influenza, typhoid, rickettsial infections, measles, and dengue.

 

Advantages

  • Can perform up to 20 different tests with a single blood sample
  • Paired with portable reader designed for use in remote locations

  

Important Milestones Achieved

  • Verified malaria antigen targets in addition to Rickettsia and measles assays
  • Demonstrated comparable performance to commercial kits
  • Nucleic acid assays have been verified

 

 

Next Steps in Development

  • Continue survey of users in Brazil/India to assess needs
  • Micronics, Inc. is responsible for commercializing the DxBox 

 

Partnerships/Collaboration Work

  • Dr Charles F Battrell, Micronics, Washington
  • Dr. Gonzalo Domingo, PATH, Washington
  • Dr. Walt Mahoney, Nanogen, California
  • Dr. Partick Stayton, University of Washington, Washington

 

Stage of Development

Field/clinical studies

Funding Source

Gates Foundation