7. Akili Labs
- Industry: Biotech
- Founders: Lucas Lotter and Charles Faul
- Est: 2017
- Website: Akililabs.net
- Awards Won: GAP BioScience 2017, best prototype at Innovation Bridge SA 2018, finalist at 2018 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge, best prototype at the Department of Science and Technology’s Innovation Bridge.
Here’s what they do
This innovative biotech start-up develops low cost rapid medical diagnostic solutions, used in testing viruses, bacterial and fungal infections. Recently, the duo exhibited their Field Lab prototype at Collision Conference, one of the fastest growing tech conferences in the US.
“Field Lab is aimed at assisting in the decentralisation of medical diagnostics to improve diagnostics in rural areas, disaster areas and conflict zones by offering the capabilities of a diagnostic laboratory in remote areas through the modular Field Lab system” says Faul. They have already been contacted by The Red Cross Society to determine when the system will be operational and available.
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