Longitude prize

ArcDia is competing for the Longitude Prize, which aims to encourage the development of a point-of-care diagnostic test that will allow health professionals worldwide to administer the right antibiotics at the right time. The winning test is to be accurate, rapid, affordable, easy to use and available to anyone, anywhere in the world. It will indicate if antibiotics are required, and identify which ones to use in such a scenario. Thus, it appears that both ArcDia’s current and pipeline mariPOC® products and the mariAST® fulfill the criteria well.