•Laser beam technology identifies the virus as quickly as blood cells are infected
•Camera detects morphological trade in blood cells
•Tests and instantaneous consequences can be furnished in public places
•Introducing this technology reinforces the UAE’s role as a middle for research, innovation and technology
QuantLase Imaging Lab, the medical-research arm of the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange-listed International Holdings Company (IHC), introduced that it has developed novel tools which allows for a whole lot quicker mass screenings, with test outcomes on hand in seconds and permitting checking out on a wider scale. This break-through will allow ‘Mass-scale screening’, altering the entire dimension of tracing.
AbdulRahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, expressed hope over the discovery saying: “We are continually following improvements associated to the early and speedy detection of Covid–19. The authorities is eager on assisting initiatives that assist the healthcare system in the UAE. Health officers have been carefully monitoring the growth of trials with QuantLase in order to check this equipment. We are proud to see a technology that works and that will assist to shield our people better.”
“The equipment, which uses a CMOS detector, will allow mass-scale screening with outcomes made accessible in seconds,” stated Dr Pramod Kumar, who leads the crew of researchers at the lab which has been analyzing the trade in cell structure of the virus-infected blood.
“In fact, our laser-based DPI [Diffractive Phase Interferometry] technique, based on optical-phase modulation, is capable to provide a signature of infection inside a few seconds. What’s more, it is user-friendly, non-invasive and low-cost. We believe it will be a game-changer in tackling the unfold of the coronavirus.”
Explaining the critical role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the diagnostic system, Dr Kumar stated that an superior AI image-analysis model predicts the result of each image with precision, pace and scale. This is in particular critical in large-scale trying out programs, the place a large number of pics wishes to be analysed with accuracy and efficiency. The lab is using G42, a main AI and Cloud Computing company, to similarly enhance the laser program.