Diagnostics For All (DFA) is a non-profit enterprise fusing biotechnology and device development, dedicated to saving lives and improving health in the developing world.
Our mission is to create low-cost, easy-to-use, point-of-care diagnostics designed specifically for the 60% of the developing world that lives beyond the reach of urban hospitals and medical infrastructure. Our simple and inexpensive devices require minimal training to use, practically no sample preparation, and no electricity or additional equipment to process a sample. Using our paper-based technology, we hope to harness the power of biotechnology to confront some of the grand challenges to health across the globe.
At its core, DFA designs and develops simple and low-cost diagnostic devices in order to meet the needs of those living in resource-poor settings. Yet, our mission is to reach those beyond the border of traditional medical systems and to make health more available for all.