Diagnosis and Drug-susceptibility Testing

Artificial Intelligence Prevention, Outreach, and Screening Pre-Presentation and Pre-Care Seeking Presentation and Care-Seeking Triage, Sample Collection and Transport Diagnosis and drug-susceptibility testing Treatment Initiation and Patient Management Follow-Up and Post-Survival Support ICT, Data Systems, and Dashboard


Molbio products: Molbio is the developer of the TrueNat Molecular test for TB including Rif Resistance

Molecular Testing

Abbot developed the M2000 and m24SP molecular testing devices and affiliated testing menu and supporting software

Cepheid developed the GeneXpert molecular testing device platform and testing menu and supporting software

Erba Mannheim are developing the MX16 Molecular test for TB

Hain products: Hain Life Sciences has developed the Hain Fluro Type and Geno Type MDR and XDR TB molecular tests and the TBCheck RDT

Molbio products: Molbio is the developer of the TrueNat Molecular test for TB including Rif Resistance

Mologic products: Developing the integrated Sherlock BioSciences platform-free molecular test and the Mologic lateral flow CARD test

Nipro products: Develops IVD molecular assays for drug resistance

QuantumDx products: Developing a point-of-care molecular drug resistant TB test

Roche products: Provider of cobas 6800/8800 devices which can test for TB and MDR-TB

Eiken products: Develop of a TB LAMP diagnostic device

Vela products: Diagnostic developer with Next-geration sequencing and near patient molecular testing. Drug-resistant assay trialled but not commercially available

Longhorn Vaccines & Diagnostics is a private US-based Biotechnology company that develops unique, groundbreaking products for the molecular testing market that meet critical unmet needs in both the Developed and Developing World.

Longhorn’s PrimeStore MTM provides highly sensitive disease detection using a fraction of standard sputum volume required for other tests. Samples that test positive can be further tested for drug sensitivity by a number of molecular technologies to include next-generation sequencing. Rapidly determining effective treatment protocols is essential to cure rates: Longhorn Products

Digital X-Ray or Radiography

Fujifilm products: Provider of radiography consumables and digital x-ray solutions

Delft Diagnostic Imaging is a private Application Software company located in the Netherlands. The Company designs and produces medical software and platforms for sharing digital images and medical records. Delft also provides digital X-ray imaging systems, systems integration, and service for customize complete solutions for radiology departments.

Delft addresses the problem of TB diagnosis by combining the speed and low costs of digital X-ray with machine learning and big data. Delft’s innovative CAD4TB software is designed to help non-experts detect and diagnose TB more accurately and cost-effectively. Digital X-rays combined with machine learning and remote expertise make CAD4TB a valuable asset in the fight against TB. Delft’s OneStopTB clinics reach remote, and frequently underserviced, areas with ease. Delft supplies two X-ray modalities for existing (mobile) clinics: Delft Products

A spin-off from the University of Waterloo, KA Imaging is a company that specializes in developing innovative X-ray imaging technologies and systems, and providing solutions to the medical, veterinary and NDT markets.

KA Imaging offers innovative solutions for the medical imaging market. KA Imaging patented technologies and carefully engineered designs offer reliable and unrivaled X-ray imaging, ideal for both fixed and mobile DR applications. Its X-ray detectors are suitable for use in hospitals, imaging centers, and urgent care facilities.  Patent protected technology allows the Multi-Energy X-ray detectors to enable better soft-tissue differentiation through a single X-ray dose. The detectors are ideal for both common and complex diagnostic procedures.: KA Imaging Products

Koninklijke Philips N.V. is a Dutch multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Amsterdam. Its Medical Equipment company offers products and services in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care.

Philips has developed an automatic solution to detect TB. The solution helps reduce the workload of radiologists and make their work less subjective. The Philips algorithm detects if there are traces of TB present in an image (generated from a scanner from any vendor). The solution learns TB-specific features from the images which are unique in chest X-rays using deep learning techniques, and then uses machine learning algorithms to generate classifier models that can distinguish a chest X-ray that contains TB traces from normal ones: Philips Products

Lunit Inc., a member company of the K-ICT Born2Global Centre, is a private Medical Equipment company registered in Korea that develops the Lunit insight chest x-ray-nodule and other medical equipment products.

Lunit has developed a deep learning-based technology for analyzing medical images that dramatically lowers the rate of misdiagnosis. Currently, the AI technology is being subjected to a sophistication process in cooperation with major medical institutions in Korea, including Seoul National University Hospital, Severance Hospital of Yonsei University Health System, Samsung Medical Center, and Asan Medical Center: Lunit Products

Qure.ai operates a healthcare technology company located in Mumbai aiming to make healthcare more accessible through the power of deep learning. Its qXR detects abnormal chest X-rays, then identifies and localizes 15 common abnormalities. The company offers Head CT scans which are a first line diagnostic modality for patients with head injury or stroke.

qXR uses deep learning technology to automate the chest X-ray interpretation process. When used as a point-of-care screening tool, followed by immediate bacteriological/NAAT confirmation, qXR significantly reduces time to TB diagnosis: Qure.ai Products

SemanticMD is a private US-based Medical Applications company.

SemanticMD provides a SaaS-based platform that enables the rapid training of medical image analysis applications and classifiers. Its platform can be deployed either over the cloud or on-premises and supports 2D and 3D medical images in addition to ultrasound videos: SemanticMD Products

Zebra Medical Vision Ltd. is a private Medical device company located in Israel that offers a hand-held multiphoton imager for human use, and delivers imaging systems for researchers to investigate the structure and function of muscle, tendon, cartilage, skin, and other tissues.

Zebra’s mission is to provide radiologists the tools they need to make the next leap in patient care. The demand for medical imaging services is continuously increasing, outpacing the supply of qualified radiologists and stretching them to produce more output, without compromising patient care. Only by adopting new technology that significantly enhances the capabilities of radiologists, can this crisis be mitigated. Zebra is empowering radiologists with its revolutionary AI1 offering which helps health providers manage the ever increasing workload without compromising quality: Zebra Products

Other Testing

BD Products: BD Bactec MGIT automated liquid culture device and the BD Max PCR device. These devices work with the BD Phoenix automated identification and susceptibility testing and BD Epicenter result delivery software

Genome Sequencing

BGI Products: Provider of a wider range of genome sequencing and affiliated services and technologies

Database / App / Artificial intelligence / Machine Learning

ResApp Heath Limited is an Australian private Application Software company that develops easy to use, affordable, clinically-validated and regulatory-cleared diagnostic tools that only require a smartphone. ResApp solutions include applications that provide respiratory disease diagnosis and management directly to consumers and healthcare providers.

ResApp has developed smartphone-based machine learning algorithms that accurately identify acute exacerbations in patients with asthma or COPD. ResAppHealth Products

ReSeqTB Product: The Relational Sequencing TB Data Platform (ReSeqTB) catalogs a vast amount of genotypic, phenotypic and related metadata from Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) strains to enable the development of clinically useful, WHO-endorsed in vitro diagnostic assays for rapid drug susceptibility testing of Mtb.

Dimagi Products: Provider of data collection apps (CommCare) and implementation services for impact focused work, including reporting results of rapid diagnostics and diagnostic decision support.

BM2DX product: Bm2Dx is your one-stop-shop for diagnostic biomarker evidence, quality and R&D progress.

Diagnostic Connectivity

EdgeDx Product: The Node, developed in collaboration with the Clinton Health Access Initiative, enables data flow from sample test to result notification in fragile connectivity contexts, shortening patient wait for treatment and avoiding manual transcription errors.

The GlobalDiagnostiX project has resulted in the establishment of an alliance of more than 40 researchers, engineers, and specialists, from all fields, under the leadership of EssentialTech program.

GlobalDiagnostiX is an all-in-one system to make digital radiology available worldwide. The main challenge of this project is to develop a high-quality digital x-ray system specifically adapted to low and middle income countries, with a total cost of ownership reduced tenfold. The system has to resist erratic electrical supply, harsh climatic conditions and require very little maintenance during its whole life cycle. Substantially, the system will allow the deployment of advanced features, such tele radiology, remote maintenance and computer aided diagnosis tools. A spin-off company assures the industrialization and long-term impact at scale: GlobalDiagnostiX Project