Skannex will work with K8 Industridesign to boost development of robust health testers.
Outbreaks of life-threatening infectious diseases are spreading faster than ever. Testing among people in afflicted areas will become increasingly important, and the Norwegian health tech company Skannex has received a grant to accelerate a design project developing in the field testers in vulnerable areas.
The threat of new infectious disease outbreaks around the world are very real. In the World Bank’s annual meeting in Washington earlier this month, a pandemic table top simulation was held.
In addition to the many casualties from an outbreak, the economic effect could be devastating to countries with strained economies. That was the case with the outbreak of Ebola a few years ago when travel and tourism to the affected countries like Sierra Leone and Liberia plummeted.
Skannex is about to develop a self tester that will increase the probability of discovering infectious diseases at an early stage. Now the company has been given a boost with a grant of NOK 600.000 from the Norwegian innovation program called DIP, Design-driven Innovation Program. More about DIP here.
From left: Siri Stabel Olsen (CEO, Skannex), Dag Bremnes (CTO & Founder, Skannex), Marius Andresen (CEO, K8 Industridesign), Jan Andres Ekroll (Industrial Designer, K8 Industridesign), Joachim Wallem Rasmussen (Industrial Designer, K8 Industridesign)