Background

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.