Li jiang, Ph.D.

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Li Jiang has founded 2 diagnostics start-ups, both of which focused on developing rapid diagnostics for global health or personal health applications. As CEO of VitaScan, Li develops rapid tests for nutrition deficiencies that affect billions of people but often remain undiagnosed for years. Li received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and his BS in Applied Mathematics, Engineering, and Physics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Abstract: VitaScan - rapid and quantitative fingerstick iron deficiency testing

2 billion people suffer from anemia, and this number is rising. While iron deficiency is the most common cause of anemia, there is no easy way to confirm this without laboratory testing, which makes patient follow-up challenging for physicians, leading to poor treatment outcomes and poor patient adherence. VitaScan's quantitative lateral flow technology has been used to develop the only fully quantitative point-of-care test for iron status directly from a fingerstick of blood.