/Dr. Alexander Edwards
"Tiny Test Tubes" for affordable microfluidic blood measurements at the point of need
"Tiny Test Tubes" for affordable microfluidic blood measurements at the point of need
2 Feb 2023

Point-of-care testing presents obvious benefits to patients and overall healthcare systems, including low cost and reduced time to result. However, compared to traditional lab analyzers, these approaches have lower analytical sensitivity and clinical performance. As a result, there is a need for tests that are designed to deliver lab performance nearer the patient, as well as enabling the measurement of multiple parameters from a small sample in just one test.

In this presentation, Dr. Al Edwards, associate professor of biomedical technology at University of Reading, addresses the question “Is the future of clinical diagnostics in your pocket?” and shares insight into the potential of microfluidic measurements in point-of-care blood testing.

This video is an output from the Future Blood Testing Network. which is funded by EPSRC under Grant Number EP/W000652/1.

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