Point-of-Care Technologies Research Network (POCTRN)

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The evolving healthcare system includes new delivery models in which primary care physicians and nurses are assuming more significant roles, with the patient more involved in decision-making and self-care. These changes require the development of inexpensive and easy-to-use medical devices and information sharing tools that provide timely health status information at the point of care (POC). NIBIB created the Point-of-Care Technologies Research Network (POCTRN) to drive the development of POC technologies through collaborative efforts that merge scientific and technological capabilities with clinical need.

For more information on the POCTRN coordinating center website.

Announcements

Research and Innovation Translation Partnerships in Point-of-Care Technologies Conference and Technology Showcase


NIH, academia, and industry experts gathered to share and learn about best practices, leveraging resources and new opportunities to collaborate in support of the rapid development, commercialization, and implementation of innovative point-of-care and home-based diagnostic technologies. 

See the videocast from this event: Day 1 | Day 2

Join the NIBIB Point of Care Technologies listserv to receive email notices regarding point of care technology announcements and POCTRN center solicitations.

POCTRN Center Awards

Related News & Events

February 2, 2024

NIH recently hosted the first in-person conference for the Point-of-Care Technology Research Network (POCTRN) since the pandemic that brought together more than 200 researchers, technology developers, clinicians and industry partners to discuss “Research and Innovation Translation Partnerships in Point-of-Care Technologies."

Highlights included two distinguished keynote speakers—new NIH Director Dr. Monica Bertagnolli and Dr. Renee Wegrzyn, director of the recently created Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H).  Source: NIH Record

December 6, 2023
The federal government has expanded the Home Test to Treat program, an entirely virtual community health program that offers free COVID-19 health services.
September 21, 2023
NIH will advance the development of home-based and point-of-care health technologies with awards to six technology research and development centers around the country. The centers comprise the Point of Care Technology Research Network (POCTRN) and will parlay the momentum of the original network established in 2007 by the NIBIB.
July 24, 2023
New recommendations from the NIH Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx®) Tech Program provide a blueprint for the design and manufacture of more accessible diagnostic tests.
January 5, 2023
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NIH has launched the Home Test to Treat program, an entirely virtual community health intervention that will provide free COVID-19 health services—at-home rapid tests, telehealth sessions and at-home treatments—in selected communities.
November 28, 2023 - November 29, 2023
Researchers, technology developers, clinicians, and industry partners joined regulatory administrators, non-government organization (NGO) leaders, and investors network to discuss complementary expertise and resources to accelerate point-of-care and home-based diagnostic technology innovation, validation, and commercialization.