Biomeme’s platform transforms your smartphone into a mobile lab for research on a wide variety of subjects as environmental monitoring (soil and water safety) and real-time disease surveillance. The system includes a docking station for real-time PCR, a mobile app to control the system and analyze results, and targeted test kits for preparing samples and identifying pathogens or diseases by their specific DNA or RNA signatures. The cutting edge platform performs to the gold standard used by the world’s most advanced central labs but requires no lab equipment or special experience to use.
The low-cost, user-friendly system enables mobile testing at the point-of-need for health care (mobile clinics, disease tracking, home use), agriculture (plant disease tracking, food safety), vector surveillance (Malaria, West Nile, Lyme disease), and veterinary medicine, and even education and citizen science. Even though Biomeme is mostly focused on medical purposes, because of it’s mobility it could be very efficient in emergency management, disease control, food and water safety, as well as in the geographical study of chorology – the causal relations between geographical phenomena occurring within a particular region.
Written by Timur Pozhidaev, 10/26/2015.