Akili Labs is a biomedical startup focused on medical diagnostic technology. We aim to improve quality of life and in the field of medical technology we work on developing rapid diagnostic systems to improve healthcare globally.
Field Lab is an integrated smart field diagnostic system designed and being further developed by Akili Labs to improve medical diagnostics and scientific research throughout the world by reducing the cost and improving the quality of diagnosis.
Field Lab is not limited to medical diagnostics and can be used for quality control, environmental samples analysis and it can also be used by students at school or university to improve science education and research throughout South Africa, and the world, at a portion of the cost of conventional systems.
The lab in a box known as Field Lab allows medical professionals working in the field to have the same access to equipment as their counterparts in a fully equipped medical diagnostic laboratory. Field Lab will offer medical professionals in the field a microscope, centrifuge, PCR thermocycler that can also double as a heating block and an agarose gel electrophoresis system along with a visualization system. This will allow for diagnosis using PCR kits for viral infections, bacterial infections and even fungal infections. Field Lab with its high powered light microscope can also be used to visually diagnose malaria. The system is designed to optimize workflow and to be rugged allowing for rough transportation and handling without damaging the equipment inside. This would make it ideal for disaster areas, rural areas throughout Africa and even conflict zones.