Cellnostics – low cost mobile health diagnostic platform

A low cost diagnostic platform for the emerging mobile health (mHealth) industry has been developed.  The Point-of-Care device incorporates digital holography and micro-fluidics, as well as an integrated signal and image processing system.

Technical Field/Operating Unit or Centre:

CSIR Materials Science and Manufacturing

Business Opportunity:

Seeking an investor

Potential licensees and / or commercialisation partners

Technology Description: 

A low cost diagnostic platform for the emerging mobile health (mHealth) industry has been developed.  The Point-of-Care device incorporates digital holography and micro-fluidics, as well as an integrated signal and image processing system.  The system is able to collect information and images, send it to a remote healthcare worker for diagnosis of medical conditions on basis of counting cells (e.g. full blood counts) or visible detection (e.g. presence of malaria stages, parasites).

Applications:

Point-of-care diagnostics

Mobile health (mHealth)

Benefits/Advantages:

  • Ease of Use
  • Fast analysis
  • Compact, light weight
  • Lower cost

IPR:

Patent pending

Inventors:

Pieter Roux  email:  proux@csir.co.za

Riaan Coetzee  email:  rcoetzee@csir.co.za

Contact: Delon Mudaly

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