Improving Diagnostic Technology to Prevent the Spread of Pandemics
How could the federal government better leverage new technologies to stop the spread of pandemics like Ebola?
In this roundtable, we brought together representatives from inside the government, including the White House, to talk with entrepreneurs who are developing rapid diagnostic technologies. Our participants discussed ways we can accelerate the technology adoption process to more effectively fight Ebola and other epidemics that might develop in the decades ahead. By the end of the roundtable, USAID had an offer on the table to set up an ongoing consortium of tech companies – starting with this group – to make headway quickly.