The test uses unique PCR chemistries as well as a streamlined sample prep method to detect resistance mutations without DNA extraction.
PATH is using the tool to benchmark RDTs for several diagnostic companies and help them understand if their products are meeting competitive performance standards.
The firm is working with a new center in Dakar, Senegal, that will deploy new tests based on the platform to support early detection of tropical diseases.
The test for P. vivax-associated malaria was developed with support from FIND and will be distributed by Human Diagnostics Worldwide.
The researchers said that affordable tests that can differentiate malaria from similar diseases is vital for administering the most targeted treatment for patients.
The firm's CTO Sarah Levy said the Series C funding will enable it to expand R&D activities to develop applications beyond complete blood counts.
Researchers at Washington University in Saint Louis will use new funds to confirm preliminary findings on malaria-infected kids in a second location in Africa.
The company will provide 1 million rapid diagnostic tests, $750,000, and technical expertise as part of an effort in Odisha to eliminate the disease.
The firm is taking its in-home monitoring systems for COPD and cystic fibrosis, and its professional-use sepsis confirmation system through clinical trials.
To combat the challenge of counterfeit diagnostic tests, IBM scientists have developed a method to embed security codes to authenticate diagnostic tests.