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

POCTRN 2024 Solicitation: Now Accepting Applications

New Funding Opportunity for Point-of-Care Technology Innovators

Do you have a groundbreaking point-of-care technology in need of development? The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering’s (NIBIB) Point-of-Care Technology Research Network (POCTRN) is pleased to announce six new funding opportunities from its centers.

Embark on a journey to advance the development of transformative point-of-care technologies through collaborative efforts that seamlessly blend scientific and technological expertise with clinical needs.

Don't miss this chance to propel your innovation forward!

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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 »

Johns Hopkins Center for Innovative Diagnostics for Infectious 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 MoreAboutJohns Hopkins Center for Innovative Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases »

Center for Innovation in Point-of-Care Technologies for HIV/AIDS and Emerging Infectious Diseases 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 and emerging infectious diseases in low- and middle-income countries. Read MoreAboutCenter for Innovation in Point-of-Care Technologies for HIV/AIDS and Emerging Infectious Diseases 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 »

Center for Point of Care Technologies for Nutrition, Infection, and Cancer in Global Health at Cornell University

Focus: To support development, deployment, clinical validation, and commercialization of point-of-care technologies for nutrition, infection and cancer for global health in locations where access to better diagnostics can have the largest worldwide impact. We focus on technologies that address the primary needs of the most vulnerable in the US and internationally. Read MoreAboutCenter for Point of Care Technologies for Nutrition, Infection, and Cancer in Global Health at Cornell University »

The Center for Innovation and Translation of Point of Care Technologies for Equitable Cancer Care

Focus: To accelerate the development and adoption of new technologies that can be used to improve the early detection of cancer in low-resource settings in the United States and globally. Read MoreAboutThe Center for Innovation and Translation of Point of Care Technologies for Equitable Cancer Care »

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A new RADx® Tech fellowship helps underrepresented innovators advance their technology

Bringing new medical technologies to the marketplace is a long expensive process that requires a variety of skills and resources. It can be even more challenging for women and other underrepresented entrepreneurs in biotechnology. Women entrepreneurs, in general, often face barriers to funding, are excluded from traditional networking opportunities, and/or have their competencies disregarded or abilities underestimated.1

Recognizing there was a lack of biotechnology innovators from underrepresented groups and building on its history of working with leaders in the biotechnology industry, NIBIB created the RADx® Tech DIVE (short for diversity) fellowship program to increase diversity.

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POCTRN and COVID-19

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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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