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Our work is facilitated through the collaborations and partnerships we have with people and institutions around the world.

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) conducts research, development, and systems engineering programs that pioneer and explore emerging technologies. APL personnel are part of our center's Technology Development Core. They continually seek out technologies with potential value in the STD point-of-care market, manage solicitations to fund further development of a small number of these technologies, and offer systems engineering support to companies building point-of-care devices for diagnosing STDs.

The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is a not-for-profit pediatric academic medical center. CCHMC receives the third highest amount of National Institutes of Health funding among all U.S. children's hospitals and pediatric departments. Their Division of Adolescent Medicine is dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of adolescents and to providing research and teaching that improve adolescent health in local, national, and international communities. CCHMC conducts some of our center's clinical validation studies.

The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is a Uganda-registered non-governmental organization owned by Makerere University. It is located in Kampala, Uganda. The IDI is a regional center of excellence in research on HIV/AIDS and related infections. It has a strong research record in the areas of evaluating and testing point-of-care devices. The IDI conducts some of our center's clinical validation studies.

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is one of 27 institutes and centers of the National Institutes of Health. NIBIB's mission is to improve health by leading the development and accelerating the application of biomedical technologies. Point-of-care technology is one example of the research supported by NIBIB.

The Point-of-Care Technologies Research Network (POCTRN) was created in 2007 to drive the development and application of point-of-care diagnostic technologies through collaborative efforts that merge scientific and technological capabilities with clinical needs. The intent is to remove early barriers to commercializing and implementing new technologies. There are currently four POCTRN research centers and a coordinating center.

POCTRN Centers

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External Advisory Board

Our External Advisory Board (EAB) includes distinguished scientists from several U.S. institutions. They meet with us annually to provide Center oversight, offer advice, and identify potential opportunities.