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Friday, September 29 • 10:30am - 5:00pm
Private Event, by Invitation Only: Designing a Mobile Clinical Diagnostic Lab for Disease Surveillance and Outbreak Response

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In many regions of the developing world clinical diagnostic solutions are limited to large laboratory systems where samples are collected in the field, transported back to the laboratory for analysis, and results recorded on paper. The time lag between testing and diagnosis can be weeks if not months. The Ebola and Zika outbreaks have shown the need to equip health care workers with clinical diagnostic tools to rapidly and reliably detect infections and take quick actions to prevent the spread of disease. The concept of a mobile clinical diagnostic lab or “lab-in-a-pack” has been suggested by experts to enable health care workers to quickly deploy a platform that would collect and analyze samples as well as enable immediate actions to be taken. In situations where health care workers are in remote locations -- with limited power and connectivity, a mobile lab can support the health workers to operate efficiently and with confidence while either treating patients during an outbreak or identifying suspected individuals early on during surveillance. This co-design session hopes to further the development of the mobile diagnostic lab concept by deepening the breadth and depth of thinking around the opportunities and barriers.

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Robert Fabricant

Partner & Co-Founder, Dalberg Design Impact Group
Robert Fabricant is Co-Founder and Principal of Dalberg’s Design Impact Group (DIG), where he brings human-centered design and innovation services to clients looking for new, creative approaches to breakthrough innovation and expanded collaborations in the field of social impact... Read More →

Friday September 29, 2017 10:30am - 5:00pm EDT
Horizon Ballroom Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center

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