The NIBIB Point of Care Technologies Research Network Center Themes and Opportunities for Exploratory POC Projects

Point Care. 2008 Mar;7(1):1-41. doi: 10.1097/POC.0b013e318162f3dd.


This article describes the new National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Point-of-Care (POC) Technologies Research Network and its 4 Centers. The goal is to build expertise in development of integrated systems that address unmet POC testing clinical needs. Centers will work individually and also collectively as part of the national network to coordinate development, clinical evaluation, and reduction to practice of new POC devices.

Keywords: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering; National Institutes of Health; POCT; U54; health care delivery.