NanoHarmonics created Applied Sciences (AS) to bring help develop population-based studies that can help collect data points to better understand and produce predictive models to manage infectious diseases starting with insect-borne ones.
The pilot will be designed around studies for Malaria – considered the number one killer in the world. AS shall be bringing to the world. The importance of this project cannot be understated. For the first time, a multi-sectoral initiative shall be deploying the convergence of 3 technologies – Quantum Dots bio-diagnostics, Secured Data Systems, and Drug Delivery Systems. The groups who signed up to participate in the project includes: (a) the Asian office representing a global company with presence in more than 72 countries, (2) one of the leading world experts in the field of entomology and eco-toxicology, (3) an Asia-based non-profit organization who specializes in operationalizing community-based projects and who has affiliations with international organizations with a combined presence in more than 100 countries. (4) A leading US University, (5) Organizations who have been working on the eradication of Malaria in Africa.
The population study shall create a working model based on the following targeted milestones: the collection of diagnostics data from a large number of people in a community to study trends of Malaria-associated biomarkers in individuals; Develop and launch a secured data platform that anonymize data and integrate the same to IOT sensors.
Challenges We Can Overcome
There are several challenges the we are looking to overcome simply by the composition of our team, the depth of our technologies, and the strength of our strategic partners. Our Quantum Dot diagnostic devices are portable, rapid and quantitative making it deployable to populations that are being studied – the diagnostics can be arranged to come to community centers and/or even houses. Rapid, quantitative and portable means getting the whole population tested including those that are asymptomatic persons who are, unknowingly, vectors of the pathogens themselves. The data platform will give us insights on how aggregated and filtered information can be used to track the movement of pathogens within a large community. AADC has been organizing community-based projects for more than 20 years – at times in partnership with the likes of CARE Org (present in 100 countries) and OXFAM (present in several countries as well. The professional services that ManpowerGroup will lend to the project only assures the fidelity of the data collection activities.