TB diagnostic tools: leveraging COVID-19 innovations | FIND and NDWG Annual Symposium

9 Nov 2022, 18:15 - 19:45 CET

Chairs:  Daniela Maria Cirillo, Ospedale San Raffaele (OSR) & NDWG and Camilla Rodrigues, Hinduja Hospital

The TB diagnostics pipeline, Morten Ruhwald, FIND & NDWG 

Evidence on oral swab analysis for TB detection, E. Chandler Church, University of Washington 

Use of targeted next generation sequencing for drug-resistant TB detection – Updates from Seq&Treat, Anita Suresh, FIND

Novel TB diagnostic tests

  • CRISPR, Tony Hu, Tulane University & Alexander Kay, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), Linda Xie, Rutgers University
  • Computer-aided detection (CAD), Ellen Mitchell, Institute for Tropical Medicine & Khalil Amoka Sani, Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria

TB technology pitch

  • Swabs and point-of-care molecular diagnostics, Marc Matthews, LumiraDx
  • Third-generation LAM, Xavier Ding, Abbott
  • Swabs and centralized analysis, Chris Novak, Roche