Medical Applications

Meets most of The World Health Organization’s ASSURED criteria for remote testing1

  • Affordable
  • Sensitive
  • Specific
  • User-friendly
  • Rapid/robust
  • Deliverable to end users

Future Growth in Molecular Diagnostic Testing is Outside the Traditional Laboratory:

Three major changes in the healthcare field:2

(1) reduction in inpatient admissions that is driving the growth of bedless or mini-hospitals;

(2) provision of first-tier outpatient care in walk-in clinics such as CVS MinuteClinic®

(3) the transfer of some inpatient care to patients’ homes, partly as a cost-reduction strategy.

 

Emergency Department

Enables more rapid clinical decision making in the process of diagnosis, (rule-in or rule-out), treatment choice and monitoring, and prognosis, as well as operational decision making and resource utilization.

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Clinics & Urgent Care Centers
  • Improve patient care with real-time treatment recommendations.
  • The long wait times to see a family practitioner or PCP may be driving patients toward urgent care clinics and walk-in clinics for which no appointment is required.

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Pharmacies
  • 67,000 Pharmacies in US.3
  • Currently, more than 10,000 pharmacies nationwide are registered as CLIA-waived laboratories.4

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Drug Development
  • Use in Translational Research for assay development

  • Build on Basic Scientific Research
  • Clinical Research using validated assay
Companion Diagnostic
  • Assay development
  • Provide information for safety and effectiveness for use with a corresponding drug or biological product
Remote Testing
  • Deployable molecular diagnostic device
  • Results comparable to laboratory-based molecular diagnostic technology

REFERENCE
1. Kosack, CS, Page, A-L, and Klatser, PA. A guide to aid the selection of diagnostic tests. Bulletin of the World Health Organization (2017)95:639-645. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.16.187468.
2. Reducing the Cost of Care; Provide Home Care for Sicker Patients with Remote Monitoring. Lab Soft News. FeedBlitz (1/4/19) www.feedblitz.com.
3. Qato, DM, Zenk, S, Wilder, J, Harrington, R, Gaskin, D, Alexander, GC. The availability of pharmacies in the United States: 2007-2015. (2017) PLoS One12(8):c0183172 /doi.org/10.1371/ journal.pone.0183172.
4. The promise of point-of-care testing: Hy-Vee’s Kingston shows how it works. Pharmacy Today. February 2016. Pg. 34-37.
5. Ibid. pg 37.
6.  Larry Merlo CVS Health CEO. JP Morgan Chase Healthcare Conference Jan 7, 2019. Modern Healthcare.
7. ibid
8. CVS Health and Aetna close $69 billion merger. Shelby Livingston. Modern Healthcare. November 28, 2018.
9. A Visit with a MinuteClinic Nurse Practitioner; My Observations and Conclusions. Lab Soft News. FeedBlitz (12/18/18) www.feedblitz.com.
10. 2018 Economic Report on U.S. Pharmacies and Pharmacy Benefit Managers. Drug Channels Institute.
11. Supermarket News (1-10-19).
12. Schuetz, A. Bringing the Laboratory Test to the Patient With Point-of-Contact Tests. Clin. Microbiol: Bugs & Drugs. Clin & Public Health Microbiology Newsletter. (October 8, 2018).

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