smartphone mosquito borne virus

New diagnostic technology ‘Ready to Beat Malaria’

To mark World Malaria Day (April 25), the founder of specialist smartphone diagnostics company Novarum DX and BBI Group head of mobile, Dr Neil Polwart, has spoken out to highlight the importance of new diagnostic technologies in tackling the spread of mosquito-borne diseases like malaria. The theme for World Malaria Day 2018 is ‘Ready to…

Mosquito Tracking

Can mHealth tackle Zika?

It’s been two years since WHO(1) announced the Zika epidemic was no longer an international emergency, but still remained a threat. The mosquito-borne flavivirus spread rapidly throughout Latin America and the Caribbean during 2015-16, carried by Aedes aegypti; a species of mosquito which commonly transmits dengue and chikungunya. In this technological age, applying mosquito repellent…

Mobile Medical App Recall

How can you avoid a mobile medical app recall?

As the FDA issues the 5th recall for a diabetes management app, diagnostic app manufacturers may be wondering what could they do to avoid finding themselves in a similar position? The diabetes app includes a feature designed to calculate an insulin dose based on various input parameters including a blood glucose measurement. Risk driven design…