This new tool supports all researchers working on lab culture of Plasmodium falciparum, by counting parasites and red blood cells faster.
xRapid-Lab is an automated system that counts parasites and red blood cells in Plasmodium cultures, saving time and money. Using an iPhone attached to the microscope, the app captures and analyses images from thin smear blood slides. It gives, in less than 2 minutes, the parasitemia, the parasite development stages and the red blood cells count. xRapid-Lab provides as well a detailed report for each of the samples tested and is, as a result, a simple way to track synchronous or asynchronous cultures
xRapid-Lab is under constant development, particularly regarding Plasmodium species. Please feel free to contact us with specific requests or comments.