Respiratory samples can be highly viscous, which makes it challenging to analyze them with a rapid test. Nanodecal overcomes this difficulty with a proprietary method for liquefying respiratory samples on the spot. With CataLiSt, the catalase-based liquefaction of sputum, we use bubbles to turn solid sputum into a liquid within one minute.
RaPId: Rapid test for Pathogen Identification. Bacterial cells are detected by transferring antibody-nanoparticles from paper reservoirs.
MoCAS: Mobile Color Assessment Software. Using open-source computer vision tools, the MoCAS app was made to read the signals produced by our RaPId test and quantify the results in seconds.
Pseudomonas aerunginosa is a superbug that causes respiratory infections. It affects the lives of people living with COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, and other conditions of the respiratory system. It is also one of the most common hospital acquired infections. When Pseudomonas infects the lungs, it grows a biofilm. This makes it resistant to most types of antibiotics. Knowing if an infection is caused by Pseudomonas or another pathogen is vital information that can be used to guide the right choice of antibiotic treatment.