The nominating institution Under the Microscope on the breakthrough:

In most African countries, there is a lack of sophisticated diagnostic devices & limited expertise in high-tech diagnostics of infectious diseases. This hinders the clinical decision-making ability of healthcare providers. The Nyan- test is portable, affordable, fast & easy to use in any setting. Detecting & distinguishing multiple infections, whereas most testing methods take three to seven days, the device gives test results in ten to forty minutes. It has been awarded a United States Patent

Tags: Covid-19, Infectious Disease, Diagnosis, Biotechnology.