A $10 dengue kit in the US costs $100 here, according to Dr. Raul V. Destura who heads a start-up company called Manila Health Tek.
Destura led a team of scientists in developing Biotek-M, a rapid dengue test kit that is more affordable to Filipinos.
Desturasaid that technology adoption cut the "toll fees" that make dengue testing expensive in the country.
Biotek-M was developed through funding from Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Council for Health Research and Development and its commercialization is supported by DOST's Technology Application and Promotion Institute.
Source: Philippine Information Agency