This article was first published by The Times of Israel and is re-posted with permission.
Israeli startup Sight Diagnostics has developed a medical device that allows physicians and nurses to get results of a standard blood count test in 10 minutes from a drop of blood, without having to send the samples to a lab for processing.
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Today, blood samples are taken from patients in medical centers and sent to centralized labs for analysis, in which – depending on the nature of the test requested – they are handled by either automated machines or professional lab technicians. Eventually, results are sent back to the referring physician.
“These automated machines are very expensive and the overall process is slow,” said Yossi Pollak, the co-founder and CEO of Sight Diagnostics, a company seeking to improve blood testing methods.
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