21 May 2016

Handheld DNA analyser

From This Way Up, 1:30 pm on 21 May 2016

A handheld DNA analyser could revolutionise the diagnosis of diseases like cancer, malaria, HIV and TB, particularly in the developing world.

Q-POC DNA tester

Q-POC DNA tester Photo: QuantuMDx

Molecular medical testing today is not instant and requires access to a proper medical lab but a new device called Q-Poc could detect a range of diseases within 20 minutes.

Simon Morton speaks to Jonathan O'Halloran of QuantuMDx, who is working on the device.