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Technology and Innovation in Diagnostics
This webinar was hosted on Tuesday, the 20th of September 2022 at 09:00 - 10:00 am EST.

  • Sadia Shakoor
  • Bethany Davies
  • Ling-Shan Yu
  • Jesus Rodriguez Manzano

Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) including point-of-care (POC) diagnostics, provide rapid diagnosis near the patient, often within accessible healthcare settings such as outpatient departments, screening sites and in primary care facilities. In contrast to conventional diagnostic assays, which typically rely upon specialised staff and centralised well equipped laboratories, POC tests are simple to use and can support timely, responsive infection management and disease surveillance. They are particularly important within low-resources settings where access to reliable power, cold-chain facilities and specialised laboratories may be limited. Emerging innovations in POC diagnostics, including sample preparation, molecular detection and data analytics offer further opportunities to improve performance, access, and expand their role within infectious disease management.
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