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Sight Diagnostics starts selling an AI-based diagnostics device for faster blood tests

Posted On: Jul 12, 2018   |   Posted By: TechCrunch

Sight Diagnostics starts selling an AI-based diagnostics device for faster blood tests

Sight Diagnostics , an Israeli medical devices startup that's using computer vision and machine learning technology to speed up blood testing, is launching a point-of-care blood diagnostics system today.
It claims the compact, desktop machine - called OLO - which analyzes single-use cartridges manually loaded with drops of the patient's blood, can deliver “lab-grade” complete blood count tests from only a finger prick of blood.
The idea being for clinicians to use the device to perform the most prevalent medical blood diagnostics test directly in their office, rather than a patient having venous blood drawn and sent away to a lab for analysis - a process that can take a few days.
They're also intending to offer a high tech alternative to carrying out manual microscopy on a blood smear - another technique that can be used to conduct an point-of-care CBC test, but which requires specialist personnel taking the time, care and attention to get it right.
The team hasn't previously disclosed total funding...

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