Israel’s Technion’s researchers have come up with a revolutionary method of diagnosing tuberculosis without the need for blood samples or X-rays.
A-Patch is a technology that is essentially a sticker. It absorbs all the compounds released by the skin upon contact. An AI-based system is employed to later analyze and determine if the individual has tuberculosis or not.
Clinical trials for this technology have been carried out in India and South Africa and have resulted in high effectiveness.
Tuberculosis is quickly on its way to becoming a very common disease. While there are effective treatments available, the diagnosis is where patients face the majority of the hurdle. It does not help that the early symptoms of the disease can be easily overlooked.
Here’s hoping A-Patch is successful enough to be adapted all over the world and pave the way for similar diagnosis methods for other diseases.
Interested officials may connect with the Economic and Trade Department at the Consulate General of the State of Israel to South India, Bengaluru.
For further queries, contact:
Ms. Veshala Gajaraj, Trade Officer in Bengaluru.
Phone: +91-80-4940 6517
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