Conference Documentation: Point of Care: Innovations of the Future
The early days of medicine were very similar to point-of-care in that healthcare was delivered in the patients home. The shift towards specialised laboratories and healthcare centres led to a more curative approach to medicine The rapid advancement in technology over the last 20 years has caused this dynamic to shift towards a non-laboratory setting with the ability to perform rapid and accurate diagnostic tests on a patients condition. The shift from curative to preventative approaches to Point of Care can now be enabled by rapid gene sequencing techniques and early detection through microfluidic devices and lab-on-a-chip technology.
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