• It performs an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) triplexed immunoassay not currently available in a single test format: HIV antibody, treponemal-specific antibody for syphilis, and non-treponemal antibody for active syphilis infection.
  • Sia’s innovative accessory (dongle), a small device that easily connects to a smartphone or computer, was recently piloted by health care workers in Rwanda. They tested whole blood obtained via a finger prick from 96 patients who were enrolling into prevention-of-mother-to-child-transmission clinics or voluntary counseling and testing centers.
  • Sia estimates the dongle will have a manufacturing cost of $34, much lower than the $18,450 that typical ELISA equipment runs.

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