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Technology Watch Database

The Technology Watch Database (TWD) is the product of the Center for Point-of-Care Technologies Research for Sexually Transmitted Diseases. The database was developed in 2009 through funding obtained from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). It was originally created to support Center team members in following devices being developed in the United States and Europe for the rapid diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). After building the database, Center team members realized that technology developers and others stakeholders involved in creating point-of-care (POC) tests might find the database useful.

About the TWD

The TWD is an interactive listing of infectious diseases POC diagnostic platforms and assays. It can be searched based on a number of characteristics. Information, if available and applicable, is presented on more than 20 data fields that describe the technology and the individuals, companies, or organizations which have created it.

All of the information in the database is derived from open sources including, but not limited to, webpages, printed literature, publications, and presentations from public meetings. The information is reviewed and updated annually by Center personnel.

Intended Users

Technology developers are a key user group. The database provides developers an overview of the types of technology platforms applied to POC tests. It also may assist developers in identifying potential collaborators, looking for competing technologies, or identifying gaps in current methods or devices.

Researchers and end users of the technologies may also find the database useful.

The TWD is free and open access when you register.

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