Point-of-care testing for multiple types of infection
There is currently minimal provision of point-of-care testing of infectious disease. Point-of-care diagnosis of infectious diseases allows for immediate intervention and can help reduce inappropriate use of antibiotics.
NALIA's multiplex assay will allow doctors to test for multiple types of infection simultaneously according to the patient's symptoms. Doctors could test for all known sexually transmitted diseases at once, or all forms of influenza, simplifying the process of testing for diverse diseases that may present in a very similar fashion.