Parasight Malaria Equipment
The Parasight device is a computer vision based platform for blood analysis. When used with the Malaria test kit, it is intended for quantitative detection of malaria.
The Parasight device is a computer vision based platform for blood analysis. When used with the Malaria test kit, it is intended for quantitative detection of malaria. It combines computer-vision algorithms (image processing) to rapidly identify and quantify blood components (e.g. red blood cells) and blood anomalies (e.g. parasites) in an automated fashion.
- The Parasight platform is a high throughput device, suitable for batch and asynchronous loading. Each batch contains up to 30 samples. It is fully automated, simple for operation, and enables rapid testing and analysis.
- The Parasight platform consists of a Scanning and Analyzing Device as well as a Sample Preparation Kit containing custom-built disposable plastic cartridges to create an efficient, standardized and uniform version of the “thin blood smear”, that is easy to prepare within 15 seconds. These cartridges require only a small drop of blood that can be obtained with a finger-stick or from a tube. The Parasight device reports, in less than 4 minutes, the diagnosis (Positive/Negative), parasitemia count (percentage of infected red blood cells), and speciation (determination of the specific species of malaria). Results are automatically transferred to the laboratory information system (LIS).
- SightDx monitors the Parasight status in real-time using a PRMS (Pro-active Remote Management System), and provides quick, customized remote repair and software upgrade services.