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Organization Contact Information

Name: Rapid Biosensor Systems Ltd
Street 1: Babraham Hall
Street 2: Babraham
City: Cambridge
Province: CAMBS
Post Code: CB22 3AT
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone: +441480390648
Email: dennis.camilleri@rapidbiosensor.com
Web Site: http://www.rapidbiosensor.com

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Dennis
Last Name: Camilleri
Title: CEO
Email: dennis.camilleri@rapidbiosensor.com
Phone:  

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Elaine
Last Name: McCash
Title: Technical Director
Email: elaine.mccash@rapidbiosensor.com
Phone:  

General Information

Board Constituency: Private sector
Organization Type - Primary: Private Sector
Organization Type - Secondary: Company
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: International
Organization Description:
The company has successfully trialled its TB Breathalyser on hundreds of patients in India and Ethiopia. The Breathalyser device for the rapid screening of active TB takes 2 minutes to display a result while the person tested waits for their result. RBS will continue to develop innovative sensor designs based on its patented immunosensor plateform. Potential business opportunities exist for Bovine TB, E.Coli snd Malaria and RBS seeks funding and collaborations in these product application sectors.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 1 - 5
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $100,001-$500,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Other partners
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Information on developments within the TB world
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: United Kingdom
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
By developing the world's fastest and reliable test for detecting active TB. The test kit is portable, low cost and can be used by personnel who do not require medical training. By screening active TB in 2 minutes it will be possible to deliver TB test results to people while they wait. If they are TB positive they can access treatment quicker and stop spreading the active TB infection to others.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: Global
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
Ethiopia
India
South Africa
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America

Specializations

Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Research and Development

Specializations in Countries

Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities Ethiopia
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities India
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities South Africa
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities United States of America

Contribution

Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

New Diagnostics:
We have developed a rapid test based on breath for the detection of active TB in 2 minutes. Our TB Breathalyser is undergoing production design optimisation by Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (USA)and we are aiming to launch the product in 2012. Our TB Breathalyser will meet the Global Plan requirement to have more reliable and faster tests for TB. Our device is portable, low cost and can be used at the point-of-care by personnel who do not require extensive medical training.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

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Last updated: June 16, 2014