Point of Care Diagnostics (2010)
During the summer of 2010 Bienmoyo was contacted by USG stakeholders to fully assess the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Production Facility as a regional model for point of care (POC) diagnostic manufacturing in East Africa. The KEMRI Production Facility is the only publically managed manufacturing facility in East Africa for diagnostic reagents and test kits. PEPFAR/Kenya and other stakeholders recognize the critical role the production unit can serve in the sustainable provision of low cost, high quality, and locally-manufactured rapid diagnostics. In 2011 Bienmoyo has been asked by KEMRI to assist in the implementation of the plan, including re-organization of the management team, assist in developing strategic partnerships with diagnostic companies, and raise capital to support the acquisition of ISO13485 certification.