HIV VL Test Annoucement - POCTRN
The Point of Care Technology Research Network develops technologies with clinical applications using a network model that enhances complementary strengths and builds multidisciplinary partnerships.
2023 POCTRN awardees announced
Congratulations to the six Technology Research and Development Centers around the country that comprise the Point-of-Care Technology Research Network (POCTRN). Established in 2007 by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), POCTRN has facilitated a pipeline of technologies and expertise that address health conditions from heart disease to cancer to HIV/AIDS and that extends across domains from child health to global health.Coordination among all the centers will continue to be led by CIMIT, who will reprise their role as the POCTRN Coordinating Center. Each center will use a milestone-driven approach to focus resources on the development of technologies that demonstrate the highest chance of success. Learn more about each center below.
Center for Innovation in Point-of-Care Technologies for HIV/AIDS and Emerging Infectious Diseases at Northwestern
Center for Point of Care Technologies for Nutrition, Infection, and Cancer in Global Health at Cornell University
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New Funding Opportunity: Have an innovative solution to detect HIV viral load?
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering’s (NIBIB) Point of Care Technology Research Network (POCTRN) is seeking innovative technologies that determine HIV viral load and accelerate their development towards deployment at point-of-care settings.
This program is designed to meet the significant unmet need to provide better viral load testing in point-of-care settings with technologies that are both sensitive and simple to use so that people living with HIV can be better informed of their infectiveness and response to antiretroviral therapy.
Awardees will receive:
- Up to $500k in funding to help support project acceleration
- Support provided to address business, regulatory, clinical, and technical elements
- Mentorship from highly experienced experts in all four categories
The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
POCTRN and COVID-19
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.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Fogarty International Center
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
Office of AIDS Research
Office of Disease Prevention