Want a Vision of The POC Diagnostics Market in the Future? Look No Further Than Star Trek

Want a Vision of The POC Diagnostics Market in the Future?   Look No Further Than Star Trek

Inspired by Qualcom's prize, two innovative POC products won a competition to develop Gene Roddenberry-influenced diagnostic devices. These devices may point to the future of the POC diagnostics market, the high-growth IVD test category that provides near-patient test results.


POC Juggernaut Forged with Alere Purchase

POC Juggernaut Forged with Alere Purchase

Abbott is marking out point-of-care as an area that it can compete and win in with its purchase of Waltham, MA-based Alere, Inc. This should not be surprising as POC in some areas , such as infectious disease, is growing revenue at one and one-half times the global IVD market. POC testing is a target area for IVD companies because of better-than-average revenue growth in most areas. We think that Abbott was already a significant competitor in point-of-care testing, but the purchase of Alere puts...