St George’s team will help bring binx rapid point of care STI testing to patients

A team of scientists at St George’s are supporting the development of a new technology that could revolutionise sexual health treatment times in the UK.

Professor Tariq Sadiq and his team at the university’s Applied Diagnostic Research and Evaluation Unit (ADREU) have announced their support of the binx health io™ platform, with its chlamydia and gonorrhoea combined rapid test. The platform takes just about 30 minutes to give a result comparable to a central lab test, creating a first-of-its-kind ‘test and treat’ care model for these prevalent sexually transmitted infections.