Topic: Improved quality when going to scale – The need for improved HIV diagnostics, and ensuring access to care. 

Speaker: Mr Brad Mears – Managing Director of Atomo Diagnostics

As South Africa overcomes the battle against HIV, diagnostic tools, systems and tests need to perform at an improved rate, in-field. Proper diagnosis opens the pathway for entry into the healthcare system, and successful health outcomes for patients on ARV treatment. The poor in-field performance of some diagnostic tools has led to the under-diagnosis of patients presenting for testing.

A new diagnostic platform that Atomo is bringing to market aims to remove most of the human error when tests are conducted.

As Managing Director for Atomo Diagnostics, and with a long history of working in the realms of HIV and AIDS, Mr Mears will showcase the company’s new HIV diagnostics platform. As a company, Atomo is a start-up diagnostics company, which seeks to bring new and innovative products to market.

Date: 26 August 2014

Time: 12h15 to 14h00 

Venue: Seminar Room, Medical Research Council, 491 Peter Mokaba Road (Ridge Road), Overport, Durban.  

RSVP: Stewart Kilburn | T: 031 260 3331 | E: 

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