Development of diagnostic equipment suitable for the next generation type of point of care testing kit
Many clinical sites are now handling large volumes of specimens by large-scale automatic inspection equipment. Therefore, it takes time to show the inspection value and conclude results for each person. To avoid this problem, in recent years, a small clinical testing device termed Point Of Care Testing Kit (POCT: inspection at places where healthcare is carried out) is getting popular. However, it is difficult for POCTs to give highly accurate inspection values due to technical limitations. Most POCTs are limited to show ON / OFF (positive / negative) diagnosis only.
The POCT which we are developing is using various image processing technology, formulation technology, and material physics technology for detection based either on biochemical or on immunological principles, making it possible to measure the inspection sticks accurately and simultaneously (patent pending).
With our POCTs, we achieved multiple examinations simultaneously and easily, and moreover, these POCTs work without limitation of time and places. These POCTs are highly promising in fields requiring promptness such as visiting medicine, emergency medical care, and telemedicine.