Dr. Yaw Ofosu Ansong Jr & Timothy Adamson of KovaDx – From Ghana to the US to find a fast and affordable diagnosis to sickle cell disease

This week host Brian Mac Mahon speaks with Dr. Yaw Ofosu Ansong Jr & Timothy Adamson, Founders of KovaDx.

-A few words from KovaDx:

Today, many patients with sickle cell (who are mostly in the African American, and Hispanic communities) spend up to a million dollars in total healthcare costs by the age of 45 years. Frequent hospital visits and hospitalization also affects the total lifetime earnings of sickle cell disease patients. KovaDx is making the diagnosis and monitoring of sickle cell disease patients faster, easier to perform, and more affordable.

We believe that regardless of income or circumstances of birth, no one should have to forgo healthcare due to a lack of resources. Starting with Sickle Cell Disease, our vision is to apply our proprietary 3D phase imaging microscope and deep learning algorithms to solve the world’s biggest global health problems including sickle cell, malaria, and blood cancers.

For more info, please visit https://kovadx.com/

Favorite Moments:

01:59 KovaDx makes the diagnosis and monitoring of sickle cell disease faster and more affordable.

03:20 KovaDx: What is sickle cell disease?

06:01 KovaDx: How do you diagnose sickle cell disease?

08:44 In Africa, many can’t afford to pay for sickle cell screening/diagnostic. The goal of KovaDx is to make these tests accessible and affordable to everyone!

17:08 How does KovaDx work?

Additional Notes:

https://kovadx.com/ – Website

Dr. Yaw Ofosu Ansong Jr email: yaw@kovadx.com

Timothy Adamson email: tim.adamson@yale.edu