Datum objave: 20.07.2011

Kategorija: Aktualno na Univerzi


Partnership request description:  The SME has identified three chronic care blood test scenarios (Diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease) for point of care testing (POCT), which would be economically and medically viable for local monitoring and management of long-term conditions. They have further identified the need to develop a single point of care testing (POCT) system, which is able to address the full requirements of these scenarios, but is likely to face significant technological and operational challenges since the panels require combining and multiplexing multiple biochemical and immunoassay tests. This project will successfully prototype and trial an end-to-end diagnostics platform to fulfil this identified need and provide a commercially viable chronic care disease management solution for POCT, bringing monitoring for long-term conditions as part of a routine GP visit (or home testing) to approx. 13 million patients in the UK alone. A simple finger stick of blood, or venipuncture is all that is needed at the primary care centre. All of the assay steps are conducted within Radisens’ patent-pending CytoDisc™ diagnostic analyser, delivering 'laboratory quality' results within minutes, all operated by a primary care nurse. With strong endorsement from HMO's, POC physician groups and diagnostic manufacturers, this diagnostics solution will provide a significant competitive advantage and real opportunity to deliver care closer to the home and empower people to take greater control and responsibility for their heath and care. By enabling these tests to be decentralised from the central laboratory, significant productivity gains and efficiencies may be realised with the healthcare system, with an estimated 340,000 tons of CO2 saving across the UK per annum. The project will securely interface to the patient’s electronic health record (EHR), populate it with the test results and update it back to a centralised Laboratory Information System (LIS) database using HL7 and SNOMED protocols. A PC dashboard showing test results/trends over time allows the GP to monitor and update the patient therapies. In addition to the coordinator, we are seeking a) data management experts to interface with the LIS and to design the dashboard and b) clinicians and KOL's and c) experts to develop and implement an applied health economics study. While Project is best aligned to the upcoming HEALTH.2011.2.4.3 call, it could equally fit into the HEALTH.2011.3.2, 2.4.5 and 1.2 calls.
Project proposer:   Jerry OBrien (Ireland)
Description of the project offered:   Electronics. Microelectronics, Medicine. Health, Life sciences, Healthcare delivery.Services, Medical biotechnolog
Partner role:  Project participant
Partner organisation:  Small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
Call for proposal title:  N/A


Description of the collaboration sought: We are looking for a strong coordinator (to add to a biomarker supplier and a large national healthcare provider) to develop an end-to-end point-of-care testing (POCT) platform through to pre-commercial clinical trials which addresses an unmet clinicial need for long-term chronic disease management at POC. The disease pathway covers the regular monitoring of chronic diabetes, hypertension and kidney diseases, with a requirement for multiplexed immunoassay and biochemistry assays integrated on a single panel to be run on a simple POCT reader using a finger-prick of patient blood, with results to the GP within minutes. The patients medical record is populated with the test results and updated on a centralised Laboratory Information System (LIS) database. A dashboard showing test results/trends over time allows the GP to monitor and update the patient therapies. Aspects of a potential project include: 1. integrate data analytics software onto platform 2. integrate PoC system with Lab Information System 3. supply reagents for target assay panels 4. perform health economic studies with a major health care provider 5. design and management of clinical trial In addition to the coordinator, we are seeking a) data management experts to interface with the LIS and to design the dashboard and b) clinicians and KOL's and c) experts to develop and implement an applied health economics study.
Expertise sought: Information processing. Information systems, ICT Applications, Medicine. Health, Biotechnology, Healthcare delivery.Services, Economic aspects, Scientific research,
Roles sought: Project coordinator, Project participant,
Organisation types sought:
Countries sought: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom,