Enabling and translating advances in diagnostic and communication technologies to reduce the burden of STIs (eSTI2). [FUNDER: UKCRC Strategic Grant].

  • Sadiq, Tariq (Principal Investigator)
  • Szczepura, Ala (Co-Investigator)
  • Balachandran, W. (Co-Investigator)
  • Sonnenberg, Pam (Co-Investigator)
  • Estcourt, Claudia S (Principal Investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details

Description

PROJECT FUNDING: UKCRC Strategic Grant £3.93 million

This research programme joins together microbiologists, biotechnologists, telecommunications partners, human technology interface experts, clinicians, Health Protection Agency, National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP), and health scientists, working closely with industry collaborators.

eSTI2 aims to reduce the impact of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) by developing, evaluating and deploying simple to use, rapid, accurate, polymicrobial and affordable micro-diagnostics that can be networked through mobile phones. Clinical management and follow up of individuals who test using these technologies will be possible using remote management pathways “eSexual Health clinics”, embedded within NHS sexual health services.

Professor Ala Szczepura (Coventry) is leading early-health technology assessment (e-HTA), including modelling of the cost-effectiveness of national implementation and Discrete Choice Experiment (DCE) to quantify young people’s preferences for the new technology.
Short titleeSTI2
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/09/101/02/17