Near Point of Care
Is Rapid Covid-19 testing closer to the community required?
Many products have been introduced to detect covid-19.
We are based in Norway. We have recently partnered with some innovative technology companies.
The so-called gold standard for covid-19 detection is a PCR based test.
It appears to offer the best sensitivity and specificity.
Challenges for speed of testing in specific situations remain, such as patients coming in for
patients coming to hospital in ambulances
health centre waiting rooms
accident and emergency waiting rooms
plus many more examples.
Most systems are set up for high throughput with results available for patients within 24 - 72 hours. The systems generally used require expensive instrumentation and dedicated bioengineers are required to operate them. Speed of analysis and sample preparation can be a limitation when results are needed quickly.
Innovation comes from challenging situations.
Point of Care, Near Point of Care and portable Rapid PCR based systems are now available for covid-19 testing.
We have partnered with companies that offer systems for:
- individual PCR based testing
- near point of care
- portable systems.
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