Technology and manufacturing capabilities are fundamental for social and economic progress in societies.
It often takes years or decades to bring a technology from research and development to the marketplace.
The Technology and Manufacturing Transfer Program brings technologies with established manufacturing processes to strategically selected regions.
The result is an efficient transfer of knowledge and accelerates social and economic growth.
Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which the body has high sugar levels for prolonged periods of time. It has many negative long-term effects to our health. Monitoring of blood glucose level is an important part of the management of diabetes. A blood glucose monitor consists of a test strip and an electronic reader. The test strip is an enzyme coated sensor which converts glucose to an electric current that can be measured by the electronic reader. The technology is well understood but the manufacturing process still requires a high level of skills and control.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our life. It is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. One method to detect the virus is by lateral flow immunochromatographic assay. Utilizing a form of a dipstick, it detects the extracted nucleocapsid protein antigens specific to the virus in nasal swab specimens. The result can be read in about 5 to 10 minutes. The underlying principle and process can be adapted for other applications making the technology and process an excellent candidate for the Technology & Manufacturing Transfer Program.