MAKING SOLUTIONS FOR A FORGOTTEN CRISIS
Orphan Diagnostics are developing simple, unique point-of-care diagnostic products made to be available for all.
Poisoning due to mixing methanol with regular alcohol causes thousands of people becoming blind, brain damaged or dead.
While affecting people in all ages – children, adults and elderly – the majority being young adults in employable ages.
The main bulk of poisonings are thought to pass unnoticed, thus no good data exists, but fatalities are high – and seem to be rising.
Effective treatment exists, but diagnosing methanol poisoning is difficult, and analyzes are rarely available in a timely manner, especially in the poorer regions.
The founders of Orphan Diagnostics have done state-of-the-art research, world-wide training sessions and on-site support during methanol poisoning outbreaks for 30 years.