The Point of Care Technology Research Network develops technologies with clinical applications using a network model that enhances complementary strengths and builds multidisciplinary partnerships.

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In response to COVID-19 pandemic, POCTRN has helped to launch the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative to accelerate the development, validation, and commercialization of innovative point-of-care and home-based tests, as well as improvements to clinical laboratory tests, that can directly detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. We have also curated a number resources and additional funding opportunities on our resources page.

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Atlanta Center for Microsystems Engineered Point-of-Care Technologies

Focus: To develop and translate microsystems-engineered technologies including microchip-enabled devices that include microelectromechanical systems (MEMs)-based sensors, microfluidics, and smartphone-based systems. Read MoreAboutAtlanta Center for Microsystems Engineered Point-of-Care Technologies »

Center for Point-of-Care Technologies Research for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Focus: To develop and test the accuracy, acceptability, and optimal implementation of point-of-care tests for sexually transmitted diseases in diverse care delivery contexts both in the United States and in resource-limited settings. Read MoreAboutCenter for Point-of-Care Technologies Research for Sexually Transmitted Diseases »

Center for Innovation in Point of Care Technologies for HIV/AIDS at Northwestern

Focus: To support the development of a pipeline of Point-of-Care Technologies designed to meet the clinical needs of people who live with HIV/AIDS in low- and middle-income countries. Read MoreAboutCenter for Innovation in Point of Care Technologies for HIV/AIDS at Northwestern »

Center for Advancing Point of Care in Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Diseases

Focus: To support development and testing of promising “late-stage” point of care technologies that can be rapidly deployed to enhance the diagnosis, monitoring, management and/or treatment of heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders. Read MoreAboutCenter for Advancing Point of Care in Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Diseases »

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VIC Foundry, Inc. Receives NIH RADx Funding for Development of an At-home Molecular Diagnostic Test for COVID-19

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