Eye on Point-of-Care Diagnostics

September 4, 2014
Eye on Point-of-Care Diagnostics
Over 12,000 publications in the POC space from 110 countries were analyzed for this report. [© Anetta - Fotolia.com]

Enal Razvi, Ph.D.

Gary M. Oosta, Ph.D.

Our goal for this analysis was to understand the landscape of point-of-care (POC) diagnostics, and we believe that an excellent methodology to apply is to analyze the en bloc set of publications in this space.

Highlights:

  • The POC diagnostics field is a global growing space.
  • We have characterized the landscape via a bottom-up analysis of the entire publications ensemble.
  • Specific technologies such as segments of PCR are growing rapidly in this field—testifying to the central role nucleic acid analytes are occupying in POC.
  • There is small overlap with molecular diagnostics, suggesting that the POC field is an independent self-standing entity with significant growth potential.

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