Rapid onsite analyses to support diagnosis and treatment decisions have become a cornerstone of medicine in our globalized society. Molecular Point-of-care testing (POCT) not only extends the reach of modern medicine to broader populations, but also underpins our understanding and management of public health.
Assays for molecular PoC must work reliably, delivering accurate results under variable handling and environmental conditions. They must also be easy to transport, store and use. Finally, they must be manufactured quickly, safely and cost-effectively. Using reagents designed for the specific conditions of PoC is key to achieving these requirements.