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Free Satellite meeting addressing POC diagnostics in low resource settings at the ASM Microbe meeting in Atlanta, Thursday 7th June, 2018.

Andy Sails - June 3, 2018
Dear colleagues, The Society for Applied Microbiology are hosting a free satellite meeting addressing POC diagnostics in low resource settings at the ASM Microbe meeting in Atlanta on Thursday 7th ...
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Essential diagnostics list Events & Meetings LMIC POC tests
Global Health Diagnostics

HIV Point-of-Care Diagnostic Technologies Key Considerations Document and Toolkit Launched

Dear colleagues, On behalf of all global health partners involved, we would like to invite you have a look at the following complementary resources launched today to support countries with planning...
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HIV/AIDS HIV early infant diagnosis HIV viral load testing POC tests point of care
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

GeneXpert Omni - Hype or Hope? Concerns from the global diagnostic community

Kathleen England - Jan. 29, 2018
In 2015, Cepheid presented their prototype point-of-care device, GeneXpert Omni, a single-module battery powered platform expected to extend testing below district-level in remote settings. Since intr...
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GeneXpert MTB/RIF POC tests Rapid diagnosis of TB and Rif resistance Remote Settings
Global Health Diagnostics

Coordination work and frictions at POC

Nora Engel - Jan. 29, 2018
Dear All, In following up on the discussion on anthropological research on diagnostics/diagnosing: Please find attached another qualitative paper on the challenges of diagnosing at POC. This paper ...
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POC tests qualitative studies
Global Health Diagnostics

Point-of-care tests for STIs: special supplement in Sexually Transmitted Infections journal

Madhukar Pai - Dec. 14, 2017
To achieve a sustainable decrease of STI infections globally, the new WHO STI health sector strategy reaffirms the need for early diagnosis of STIs, screening for asymptomatic carriers of infection an...
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HIV / syphilis POC tests sexually transmitted infections
Global Health Diagnostics

Changing Diagnostic Paradigms for Microbiology

Madhukar Pai - Dec. 5, 2017
Please see this useful report by ASM, based on a Colloquium organized on this theme: https://www.asm.org/images/Colloquia-report/Changing_Diagnostic_Paradigms_for_Microbiology.pdf Abstract: N...
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microbiology POC tests