Diagnostic Platform Survey / Review

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Authors
  1. Ingram, A.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Suffield Research Centre, Ralston AB (CAN);Altis Human Resources, Calgary AB (CAN)
Abstract
This document includes the results of a comprehensive survey of currently available and emerging molecular diagnostic platforms capable of detecting host-specific biomarkers. Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), Suffield Research Centre, is investigating the utility of host-derived biomarkers (e.g. specific RNA sequences, protein, metabolite) for early detection of infection with a pathogen. Should candidate diagnostic biomarkers be identified, these molecular diagnostic platforms will be required to detect the candidate biomarkers in clinical diagnostic samples. The long term goal of this initiative is the development of diagnostic systems that can be used in the field by soldiers/first responders or in a mobile laboratory/field hospital (point-of-care/near-patient testing systems). In addition to the technical detail provided for each diagnostic platform, potential partnerships have also been identified, in relation to the development and integration of diagnostic assays into selected platforms. This report reviews and scores vendor supplied information for each platform. 215 vendors were invited to submit information regarding their platforms via a survey questionnaire.
Keywords
biomarker;diagnostic platforms;handheld;portable
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2015-C279 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 2015
Number of Pages
101
DSTKIM No
CA041948
CANDIS No
803119
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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