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Malaria Deaths are Preventable.

The recent news of a British Airways stewardess dying as a result of contracting malaria shows that fast, accessible diagnosis is needed. Sundays news that a British Airways stewardess has died from malaria related causes while working on a long haul flight between Heathrow and Accra may come as a shock to many. The issue […]

Malaria – An Ongoing Cycle

How malaria traps the most vulnerable people in the world. « Of those who die from avoidable, poverty-related causes, nearly 10 million, according to UNICEF, are children under five. They die from diseases such as measles, diarrhea, and malaria that are easy and inexpensive to treat or prevent. » – Peter Singer We are told in the media and elsewhere […]

Malaria & Military Medicine

How the oldest enemy is still fought today. « it’s going to be a very long war if for every division I have facing the enemy, I have one sick in hospital and another recovering from this dreadful disease. » – General Douglas MacArthur, Commander of the United States Army Forces in the Far East, 1941. Between […]

The Medical Mobile Momentum

How the technology sector is changing epidemiology. It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too); those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. – Charles Darwin Simple innovations in technology can bring opportunity for further development in the most unexpected ways. Digital technology has evidently opened up opportunities for […]

The Evolving Geography of Malaria

How the worlds most ancient disease has developed over the last century. The malaria parasite has been killing children and sapping the strength of whole populations for tens of thousands of years. It is impossible to calculate the harm malaria has done to the world – Bill Gates Malaria is one of the oldest diseases […]

Diagnosis & Disruption

Why malaria diagnosis needs to move into the 21st century. « Great companies start because the founders want to change the world… not make a fast buck. » – Guy Kawasaki The term « disruption » often conjures a negative image. A disease disrupts the ordinary process of things on both a micro and a macro level; individuals experience […]

Is Data the Cure?

The significance of simplifying malaria diagnosis with technology. Written by Fergus Knight   Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler – Albert Einstein Solving a problem, scratching an itch, relieving the pain. These phrases are often used as a template for any innovation. When applied to disease control they take on […]

« A step forward in the battle against malaria »

Our CEO Jean Viry-Babel talks to Reuters journalists about the significance of xRapid in the fight against malaria. On the 4th of December 2014 IanXen was celebrated by the Nominet Trust 100, a global list of inspiring ventures focused on solving some of the worlds biggest problems through technology. The nomination has seen xRapid receive […]

A glance at xRAPID in action

The year is almost over, and what an eventful year it has been for us! In 2014, we have created a company, validated our models, and advanced a prototype to the point we can now release a product on the market. More details will follow, but we thought it would be a good idea to […]