Mylab Discovery Solutions Reveals Groundbreaking Point-of-Care Innovation to Revolutionize Neonatal Screening

Mylab Discovery Solutions, a leading healthcare diagnostics innovator, proudly introduced its first-ever Point-of-Care Device for Newborn Screening, MyNeoShield. This cutting-edge gadget has the potential to reshape neonatal healthcare by improving screening speed, accessibility, and affordability, ultimately contributing to life-saving interventions and the avoidance of life-long illnesses. All seven globally accepted newborn screening tests are supported.

Historically, newborn screening included complex steps, including sample collection, transfer to centralized labs, and a prolonged results waiting period, burdening remote areas. Costly equipment prevented smaller healthcare providers.

This innovative device revolutionizes newborn screening, offering:

  1. Rapid Results: Mylab’s technology provides results in 4 hours, compared to 24-72 hours traditionally, facilitating prompt intervention.
  2. Enhanced Accessibility: Smaller healthcare facilities can now offer screening, improving care accessibility, even in remote areas.
  3. Life-Saving Potential: Early detection through Mylab’s device prevents mental retardation, mortality, and lifelong illnesses, ensuring better newborn well-being.

Hasmukh Rawal, Co-founder & Managing Director of Mylab, expressed his enthusiasm for this development, saying, “At Mylab, we are deeply committed to advancing healthcare through innovation and accessibility. Our Point-of-Care Device for New-born Screening is a testament to that commitment. By making screening faster and more accessible, we aim to save lives and ensure that every child has the opportunity for a healthy and promising future.”

Scheduled for a November commercial launch, this Point-of-Care Newborn Screening Device will expand globally through strategic partnerships, targeting preventable conditions.

Tests covered:

  1. G-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency: Screens for an inherited condition causing severe anemia and jaundice.
  2. Galactosemia: Detects difficulties in metabolizing galactose, found in breast milk and formula.
  3. Phenylketonuria (PKU): Identifies a metabolic disorder leading to intellectual disabilities due to phenylalanine breakdown issues.
  4. Biotinidase Deficiency: Assesses the body’s ability to process essential B vitamin biotin.
  5. 17-Hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP): Evaluates congenital adrenal hyperplasia, affecting adrenal hormones.
  6. Immunoreactive Trypsinogen (IRT): Screens for cystic fibrosis, a genetic lung and digestive condition.
  7. TSH: Tests for congenital hypothyroidism, assessing thyroid gland abnormalities.

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