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Much-Needed Breakthrough Medical Technology Deployed for the First Time in Trinidad and Tobago

ABC Paediatrics to be the primary to unveil the device at their medical facility on 11/1/22

CARIBPR WIRE, MIAMI, FL., Thurs. October, 27, 2022: The primary ever portable hematology analytical instrument by Sight Diagnostics called the OLO has been installed within the Caribbean to offer near-immediate Complete Blood Count (CBC) results to patients of Trinidad and Tobago, especially inside the areas of the critically in poor health, oncology, and pediatrics. The CBC analyzer that accelerates the time to diagnosis and treatment shall be deployed at ABC Paediatrics on November 1 at a gathering of country officials together with the medical community. This cutting-edge technology is supposed to switch the bulky Flow Cytometers in low-volume and critical-need point-of-care testing (POCT) sites and settings.

A CBC test is probably the most elemental of medical laboratory tests and subsequently, the “base camp” for diagnosing a medical condition. Up until this point, the residents of CARICOM and Trinidad and Tobago’s more distant areas had an extended and involved process for getting CBC tests accomplished as the present method requires multiple steps, facilities, and huge flow cytometer instruments at central labs. While highly accurate and fast, they proved expensive to purchase and keep. With the introduction of the OLO, medical facilities won’t have to speculate a whole lot of hundreds of dollars to accumulate a flow cytometer.

The 22-pound device measuring 12.7 inches x 11.2 inches x 10 inches will bring available, portable, and cost-effective CBC testing without compromising the accuracy of the blood test. This device will only require two drops of blood from a finger prick of a patient aged three months or over versus the same old blood vial, though sample collection from a conventional blood collection tube can also be possible. As well as, it’s going to only take minutes to deliver results via a touchscreen interface, printout, or email.

Johann Ali, Managing Director of the distributor corporations, says, “We’re known for bringing revolutionary technology to the Caribbean, and we’re incredibly honored to be involved with the distribution of the primary method for ‘digitizing’ blood to the region.  SapphireExport Group is the authorized distributor within the CARICOM region, while in Trinidad and Tobago, the product shall be sold through JT Rapid Diagnostics, Ltd.  Each are pioneers in rapid point-of-care diagnostics within the Caribbean for greater than 30 years. Making this occur shall be ABC Paediatrics, a gaggle pediatric practice in St. Augustine, Trinidad led by Dr. Leonardo Akan, who was Chief Resident at Jackson/U Health in Miami, Florida, and Dr. Tricia Jailal, who trained within the UK. Each doctors, executives from the manufacturer, and city officials shall be present through the deployment, led by Sight Diagnostics, Inc. As well as, executives of Sapphire Export Group, LLC and JT Rapid Diagnostics, Ltd shall be readily available for questions.

The historical deployment will happen at 10:00 am on November 1, 2022, at ABC Paediatrics #139 Eastern Foremost Road, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. For questions contact Johann Ali, representing each distributors, by email at [email protected]

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Founded in 2011, Sight Diagnostics® is a blood diagnostic company that mixes machine vision and AI to enhance health through fast, convenient, and pain-free diagnostic testing. Sight’s technology, developed over almost a decade of research, represents innovations in blood sample preparation and optics, in addition to advancements in chemistry, biology, physics, and computer science. Sight’s first product, Parasight ™, has been used to detect malaria in almost 1 million tests across 24 countries. Sight OLO®, Sight’s latest blood analyzer geared toward improving how Complete Blood Count (CBC) tests are performed, received FDA 510(k) clearance to be used in moderately complex settings. With just 2 drops of blood obtained from a finger prick or venous sample, OLO digitizes each blood sample with greater than 1,000 high-resolution images to offer accurate, lab-grade CBC ends in minutes. Across Europe and the US, OLO has been adopted by each private and non-private healthcare institutions. Sight has also established partnerships to bring OLO to market in Asia, South America, Africa, and Australia. Sight is committed to applying its AI-based technology to rework health systems in a world where decentralized diagnostics play an increasingly necessary role in patient outcomes. For full indications to be used and safety information, please visit https://sightdx.com/en-us.


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JT Rapid Diagnostics, Ltd. is a manufacturer representative focused totally on the medical, oil and gas, and hospitality & food safety industries. JT Rapid has been a pioneer in rapid point-of-care diagnostics within the Caribbean for greater than 30 years. Our founder brought modern, home-based patient-managed diabetes care to the Caribbean region in 1984, and we have now led the best way since. Today, we’re the only real distributor of top-rated, exceptionally high-quality products for multiple points of care and critical-need areas of public and industrial health. For more information, visit https://jtrapid.com/.


Sapphire Export Group is a manufacturer representative focused totally on the medical, oil and gas, and hospitality & food safety industries, and services all of CARICOM including Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Turks & Caicos Islands, Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarteen/Saint Martin.

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