Point-of-Care Diagnostics for the Developing and Developed World

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!

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