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Title of Collaborative Activity:

NIH/BMGF Collaboration - Point of Care Testing Working Group

Description of Collaborative Activity:

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) co-chairs the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Working Group on Point of Care (POC) Diagnostics. This group of government and private partners is working to identify and collaborate on projects to develop diagnostic tests for low resource areas. One area of focus is to leverage resources for the development of a rapid POC diagnostic test for viral infections such as HIV or influenza. NIBIB hosted a working group session on March 30, 2017, that focused on patient access to health diagnostics. Ideas from this session were presented at the larger NIH-BMGF meeting on June 30, 2017, hosted by NIH.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Committee, Advisory Group, or Work Group

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