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2019

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン・ベスト100

Award-winning item
Rapid Diagnostic Kit for Tuberculosis [FUJIFILM SILVAMP TB LAM]
Business Owner
FUJIFILM Corporation
Category
10-05 Medical equipment and facilities
Company
FUJIFILM Corporation (Japan)
Award Number
19G100752
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2019

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Producer

Medical Systems Bisiness Div., FUJIFILM Corporation

Director

Kazuhisa Horikiri, General Manager, Design Center, FUJIFILM Corporation

Designer

Hirotoshi Ono, Akihiko Ikegami, Design Center, FUJIFILM Corporation

利用開始(海外)
2019/5

Evaluation

We highly praised the ambition, technology and design that has made it possible to easily diagnose TB in developing countries with a 70% sensitivity, which is equivalent to expensive diagnostic equipment. Instead of using sputum samples which are challenging to produce for HIV positive patients whose 40% of death is claimed by TB, the diagnosis kit uses urine to detect low concentrations of a compound specifically produced by TB. The utilization of silver amplification technology, which is now considered nonessential, has reminded us the importance of discovering new things by taking lessons from the past.

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