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Portable Optical Sensor for Rapid, Non-Invasive, and On-Site Diagnosis of Tuberculosis
|Budget||PKR 31.8 Million|
Brainchild of Dr. Muhammad Imran Cheema, a portable optical sensor is being developed for on-site diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB); a disease which is known to every second household in Pakistan.
One approach for TB diagnosis involves the detection of a TB-specific biomarker panel. The biomarkers can be present in blood, clinically developed culture sample, or breath of a patient infected with TB. Optical sensors leveraging spectroscopy, which are widely used in military and space applications, have a tremendous potential of providing an accurate, sensitive, and real time TB test. Here, we propose to develop a novel optical sensor that can analyze the breath of a patient for rapid and on-site TB diagnosis.