Point-of-Care Testing

News on technologies and applications for point-of-care testing.

The partners are developing a point-of-care diagnostic kit that they anticipate will concurrently test for up to 20 types of infectious diseases in 20 minutes.

The UK developers believe that their device has the potential for multiplex testing at the point of care using solid-state nanopore sensing with DNA probes.

The high-sensitivity test runs on the Quidel Triage Meter Pro instrument and joins a growing list of similar tests that have recently received regulatory approvals.

Backed by the UK and Swiss governments, FIND's Diagnostics Use Accelerator will support studies that could lead to improved use of antibiotics, as well as new diagnostics.

The test combines the superior performance of laboratory-based PCR tests and the simplicity and convenience of traditional POC rapid immunoassays, the firm said.