- Developed in conjunction with professor Mitchison of the Royal Postgraduate Medical School of London University and used in a number of tuberculosis laboratories which are assisted by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
According to the statistics of the WHO, TB kills more young people and adults than any other infectious disease in the world. It causes more deaths than AIDS and Malaria combined. Although the use of penicillin and antibiotics have caused the decline of this disease in some countries, hot spots of this illness still exist in eastern Europe, south east Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Numbers that were seemingly beginning to decrease began to rise again in the 1980's with the emergence of AIDS. Scientists now say that the number of people with TB around the world has reached a ten year high. The very cost effective Grant Inspissator means that it is used extensively in these areas and assists in the diagnosis of this serious disease.