Collaboration between Monash University and Haemokinesis Pty Ltd with funding provided through an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage project has resulted in a momentous breakthrough for world health. The creation of a novel category of low cost paper diagnostics that can identify a person’s blood group in just one minute, the innovation is named Group Legible Immunohematology Format (GLIF).
GLIF offers a paradigm shift in blood group serology. It requires no laboratory equipment, expertise or interpretation of results. The system uses low cost materials, low cost manufacturing, and patented techniques of sample dispersion to perform a safe, reliable and fast ABO test, presenting the outcome in legible text for a quick and clear result. The product can be used in a wide range of applications: developing countries, multi-trauma events, and countries with heavy conflict to name but a few.
This articles is first published by Monash University.