7 diagnostic devices to boost healthcare in the developing world


diagnostic devices developing worldThe World Health Organization estimates that a quarter of death and disease globally is caused by hazards and environmental burdens in developing countries with little to no access to preventative care and diagnostic devices.

Since developing countries are poor agricultural regions that are still becoming economically and socially advanced, it is harder for doctors to carry around an entire lab for diagnostics.

Several researchers have taken up the challenge of developing point-of-care diagnostic devices that are portable and affordable for the most part and don’t use external power sources. From paper centrifuges that cost only 25 cents apiece to a device that works using a smartphone camera, here are seven diagnostic devices that could revolutionize point-of-care in developing countries.

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(Learn from some of the medical device industry’s top executives and experts at DeviceTalks Boston on Oct. 2.)

DeviceTalks West: Expertise you need to know

textadimage Medical device suppliers are light years away from the days when they merely filled orders to spec for medtech OEMs – as a visit to the upcoming DeviceTalks West will quickly confirm.

From incorporating steerability into catheters to getting validation and testing done right, the companies serving the medical device industry have become specialized experts in their own right.

Read on to discover five example of medical device expertise to be had at DeviceTalks West, which runs Dec. 11–12 in Orange County, Calif.

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