Bringing Diagnostic Prototypes to the Point of Care

'Bringing Diagnostic Prototypes to the Point of Care" is a workshop/conference jointly organized by Institute of Primate Research and University of Alberta (U of A). This conference workshop will simulate transition of diagnostic devices from the lab to end-users and encourage the researchers to re-design their devices to adapt to this transition. The participants of the conference are expected to give a talk, do the demo and on-site production. We discourage presentation of devices that are too complex to demonstrate, transport to, or assemble outside the lab.

The conference runs from June 225, 2012 to June 29, 2012. Applications are due March 25. For more information, see the website.

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PATH: Centre for Point of Care Diagnostics Training Courses

The Centre for Point of Care Diagnostics is part of PATH's Global Health Diagnostics (GHDx) Center, led by the University of Washington Department of Global Health, Medicine (Division of Infectious Diseases), and Laboratory Medicine, offers a four-tier progressive training program to engage individuals with varied experience and backgrounds from the fields of assay and device development, clinical laboratories, and disease specialties.

The Global Health Diagnostic (GHDx) courses create a networked group of POC test developers and POC test users from low-resource settings for training in state-of-the-art technology and challenges for global health in low-resource settings. Networking and collaboration among individuals with this unique skill set is more likely to result in the development of technologies appropriate for use in low-resource settings, thus expediting the transition from research to meaningful clinical use.

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Why do we need a point-of-care CD4 test for low-income countries?

by R. Zachariah, S. Reid, P. Chaillet, M. Massaquoi, E. Schouten, A. Harries
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