The FP7 European Union funded NANOMAL PROJECT is developing a simple, rapid and affordable point-of-care (POC) handheld diagnostic device to confirm
- The device should provide the same quality of result as a referral laboratory,
- fraction of the time and cost. Each device could cost about the price of a smart phone initially,
- may be issued for free in developing countries. A single-test cartridge will
be around !13 (£10) initially, but the aim is to reduce this cost to ensure affordability in resource-limited settings.