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South Africa Evaluation Manuscript Officially Accepted for Publication by AJRCCM

This morning Dr. Nazir Ismail, Director of the Center for Tuberculosis in Johannesburg, received word from the editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM) accepting the article that presents the analysis of the TBDx™ evaluation … Continue reading

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Encouraging Results Continue to Emerge from TBDx™ Evaluation

One very important hallmark, in any technology evaluation, is the ability to consistently produce similar results across multiple independent tests. Can the performance of TBDx™ in external laboratory tests match its’ performance during internal tests?  Can this technology play a … Continue reading

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TBDx “Proof of Concept” Evaluation Is Published In PLoS One

The initial evaluation of TBDx TM, “Proof-of-Concept” Evaluation of an Automated Sputum Smear Microscopy System for Tuberculosis Diagnosis, undertaken by The Aurum Institute, was published in the Public Library of Science (PLoS) One on November 29, 2012.  PLoS One is … Continue reading

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TBDx – What Does It All Mean?

In this series of blog posts we have introduced you to TBDx™ and how the journey to automatically detect TB bacilli in stained sputum slides using a digital camera, slide loader, microscope, and algorithms originated. We exposed the creative process … Continue reading

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Solving Deeply Rooted Problems

Dr. Clark’s vision was to improve sputum microscopy by eliminating human factors (areas for potential misdiagnosis and errors) from the diagnosis of TB.  However, his vision of automated sputum microscopy is not a new concept.  Over many years various attempts … Continue reading

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