Startup’s 10-Minute Blood Test Device Shifts Focus From Lab To Doctor’s Clinic
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.
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.
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“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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