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Reports Summarize Molecular Diagnostics Findings from University of London (Emerging technologies in point-of-care molecular diagnostics for...

August 1, 2014



Reports Summarize Molecular Diagnostics Findings from University of London (Emerging technologies in point-of-care molecular diagnostics for resource-limited settings)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Current study results on Life Science Research have been published. According to news reporting originating from London, United Kingdom, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Emerging molecular technologies to diagnose infectious diseases at the point at which care is delivered have the potential to save many lives in developing countries where access to laboratories is poor. Molecular tests are needed to improve the specificity of syndromic management, monitor progress towards disease elimination and screen for asymptomatic infections with the goal of interrupting disease transmission and preventing long-term sequelae."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of London, "In simplifying laboratory-based molecular assays for use at point-of-care, there are inevitable compromises between cost, ease of use and test performance. Despite significant technological advances, many challenges remain for the development of molecular diagnostics for resource-limited settings."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "There needs to be more advocacy for these technologies to be applied to infectious diseases, increased efforts to lower the barriers to market entry through streamlined and harmonized regulatory approaches, faster policy development for adoption of new technologies and novel financing mechanisms to enable countries to scale up implementation."

For more information on this research see: Emerging technologies in point-of-care molecular diagnostics for resource-limited settings. Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics, 2014;14(5):525-534. Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics can be contacted at: Expert Reviews, Unitec House, 3RD Fl, 2 Albert Place, Finchley Central, London N3 1QB, England (see also Life Science Research).

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting R.W. Peeling, University of London, Dept. of Clin Res, London WC1E 7HT, United Kingdom.

Keywords for this news article include: London, United Kingdom, Europe, Life Science Research, Technology

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