Portland’s Hemex Health
Saving Lives Through Point-of-Care Diagnostics
Hemex Health is bringing affordable, accurate and, most of all, portable diagnostics to people who live in remote locations around the world. It’s the first step in connecting people to life-saving treatments.
They call it “Gazelle.”
It’s a fitting name, since Hemex Health’s portable testing platform shares several characteristics with the iconic African antelope. It’s highly sensitive, lightening fast, and able to roam at will.
Because of its gazelle-like attributes, this non-descript box (which looks like just another computer peripheral to most of us) is a proven leader in the field of diagnostics. Diseases like malaria and sickle cell disease are highly treatable, but treatment depends first and foremost on an efficient and accurate diagnosis. Unfortunately, state-of-the-art medical centers and their associated labs are usually located in urban areas. For people who live in remote settings in Africa and India, access to lab services — and therefore quick and accurate diagnostics — is literally beyond their reach. This is where Hemex Health’s Gazelle platform comes in.
Designed for the Field
According to Hemex Co-founder Patti White, “Gazelle is really a host. It can host specific tests for a number of diseases. We designed Gazelle to really be a platform that can go a lot of places and can survive a lot of challenging conditions.”
What sort of challenging conditions? Gazelle can run all day without power. It can survive heat up to 113 degrees. It can be shaken up and jostled around. And, perhaps most importantly, it’s affordable. These essential design features make it a game-changer in the growing field of point-of-care diagnostics — the first step in saving the lives of the 400,000 children who are diagnosed annually with sickle cell disease, as just one example.
Because of Business Oregon grants funded by the Oregon Lottery, Hemex Health has been able to continue developing this important diagnostics tool to help improve patient care, both here at home and around the world.
Testing for Sickle Cell Disease
Sickle cell is diagnosed in hundreds of thousands of children each year, the majority of them African or of African descent. The Gazelle Platform can host testing for the disease in the remote areas where many patients live. An early diagnosis can help them better manage their disease and give them a better chance at normal life.Learn More about Gazelle and Hemex Health
The funding from the Oregon Lottery is critical to our success. It’s allowed us to do some innovative things that we couldn’t afford to do on our own; it’s allowed us to grow the number of employees from two to over 25 here in Oregon.— Peter Galen, Co-Founder Hemex Health
LOTTERY DOLLARS DOING GOOD THINGS IN YOUR COMMUNITY
5X the Cash
Multiplication has never been so exciting than it is with this flashy red and silver dazzler. The 5X Scratch-it gives you 20 chances to win, and the possibility of a multiplier adds to the anticipation. Five dollars gives you a shot at winning a top prize of $50,000 and over $500,000 in multiplied prizes. Even if it doesn’t come out a winner, remember to enter the Second Chance drawing for another shot at the top prize.
Fortune cookies often come with “lucky numbers” on the back of the message. That’s one way to play the lottery, but we have an even better one! $50,000 Fortune Scratch-its will have you scratching to reveal all kinds of good-luck symbols. Find the right ones, and win prizes, possibly even the top prize of…how much? You guessed it — $50,000!!! Now THAT’s a fortune in fun!
Casino Cash Crossword
Okay, hear me out. Combine the glamor and glitz of a Vegas casino with the quiet contemplation of a good crossword puzzle. Sounds like an odd combination, right? Wrong! Casino Cash Crossword combines these very different experiences into a Scratch-it more fun than a barrel of Blackjack! Scratch your ticket to match as many words as you can. The more words you complete, the better the prizes, all the way up to $50,000! Bring Casino Cash Crossword home to your house because, one way or another, the house always wins. Play it today!
Sorry, Duck fans — the Beavers get all the credit for marionberries! Invented at OSU back in the day, they’ve grown to be an Oregon favorite. Dark, sweet and juicy, they hit just the right spot — bingo! And speaking of bingo, your favorite type of Scratch-it play is a great combo with your favorite Oregon berry. Just $2 will buy you a ticket with four separate cards — four chances to yell, “Bingo” for prizes up to $10,000! Sweeter than shortcake, get yours today!