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 Empowering communities to combat water inequality

with a fast, inexpensive and simple water testing kit

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Enabling simple,
affordable, bacterial testing

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Contaminated drinking water affects a tenth of the world’s population, with bacterial contamination estimated to cause over 500,000 diarrhoeal deaths each year. 

WaterScope is bringing to market a system enabling simple, affordable, bacterial testing. By using our 3D-printed microscope stage to identify bacterial microcolonies we can get results much faster. Also by using our novel disposable cartridge we can make sample preparation and testing extremely simple, while allowing testing of different contaminants. 

Our system has been in development since July 2015. To date, we have demonstrated our prototype in the field, in Nyarugusu refugee camp, Tanzania, one of the largest refugee camps in the world, in collaboration with Oxfam. WaterScope will bring a water testing product to market by the end of 2019.

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Contaminated drinking water affects a tenth of the world’s population, with bacterial contamination estimated to cause over 500,000 diarrhoeal deaths each year. Current tests for bacteria contamination are slow, expensive, and require a well-trained operator.

WaterScope is bringing to market a system enabling simple, affordable, bacterial testing. By using our 3D-printed microscope stage to identify bacterial microcolonies we can get results much faster. Also by using our novel disposable cartridge we can make sample preparation and testing extremely simple, while allowing testing of different contaminants. 

Our system has been in development since July 2015. To date, we have demonstrated our prototype in the field, in Nyarugusu refugee camp, Tanzania, one of the largest refugee camps in the world, in collaboration with Oxfam. WaterScope aims to bring a water testing product to market by the end of 2019, and entering the clinical market in 2021.

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