Image: Dr Berhan Ayele Haile demonstrates the VL-Plasma diagnostic device Two Burnet Institute researchers have been nominated among Australia’s best, after being announced as finalists in the 2019 Research Australia Health and Medical Research Awards. In Summary: Dr Berhan Ayele Haile developed a plasma separator device to improve blood testing for HIV viral load in resource-limited settings Professor David Wilson’s Optima modelling has allowed policy outcomes to be better informed by accurate and relevant data Burnet’s Dr Berhan Ayele Haile and Professor David Wilson are among 18 finalists in five categories open to Australian medical researchers. Dr Haile’s nomination, for the Griffith University Discovery Award, described his development of a plasma separator device to improve the accuracy of blood testing in resource-limited settings. Burnet Co-Head, Global Health Diagnostics Laboratory, Associate Professor David Anderson, said the device allows more people to access reliable diagnostic testing for infectious diseases and other […]