IC3D — “Finding your Needle in a Haystack”
In healthcare today, better and faster diagnostics lead to better treatment and outcomes for patients. The challenge in many situations is that the existing tools are simply lacking in terms of speed, sensitivity, and accuracy. This problem is even more pronounced when one needs to “find that small needle in a haystack” and assess rare targets (specific cells, proteins, DNA, RNA, etc.) quickly and accurately in complex patient samples (whole blood, plasma, urine, etc.). A similar problem also persists in other industries such as pharmaceutical manufacturing and food safety, where a rapid test for biological testing (e.g., microbial contamination) would save time, money, and improve safety.