The objectives are:

  1. To design, develop and manufacture the nucleic acid assays to monitor the species ID, the infection status of malaria vector populations as well as their insecticide resistance profile
  2. To design and manufacture the disc cartridge that will perform the in situ sample preparation and sample-to-answer analysis
  3. To assemble and manufacture the reader that will process the disc and provide the diagnostic result
  4. To validate the fully automated and integrated multiplex diagnostic platform (LabDisk) in the lab