Continuing on my views on Future Diagnostics Company-John Carrano of Carrano Consulting LLC was the first speaker of the day talking about POCs and global trends. Key points he raised
- Driver of POCs are: Reducing cost, accessibility, lowering mortality and improving National security.
- Mass customization, miniaturization, convergence, and wireless are the global trends.
- There is a need for the standards: Instrument standards (performance, measurement methodologies and data presentation); Interface standards (hardware and software); device and material standards and country standards.
- Five attributes of success: portability for deployment in low infrastructure settings; speed (<1hr); accuracy (specificity, sensitivity); multiplexing; and cost.
Nothing new that is not known already!