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.
- 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.