March 24, 2020

System One Responds to COVID-19

As the novel coronavirus surges, global response efforts to test for the disease are hindered by challenges to monitoring and reporting the numbers and trends. ln many countries, sample testing is only performed at a few central laboratories, resulting in delayed reports of positive results to healthcare providers. This, in turn, prevents public health officials from gaining a true picture of the scale of nearby outbreaks.

Systems that can automate and provide more rapid and accurate results are urgently needed. IiH innovator, SystemOne, has such a platform, which has been tested by previous outbreaks of TB, HIV, and Ebola. Founded in Massachusetts in 2012, SystemOne has offices in Northampton, MA and Johannesburg, South Africa. The company focuses on producing solutions for disease surveillance and response. 

The company’s software, Aspect®, has been adapted to report on a numerous infectious diseases including Zika, Ebola, HIV, Malaria, Hepatitis C and more on a host of diagnostic devices. The organization has now adapted the platform to test and track COVID-19 cases, providing real-time dashboards to inform preparedness, response and tracking of outcomes. Ministries of health can now use the platform to monitor spread of the disease in their countries.   

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