London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine creates International Diagnostics Centre

Published on November 8, 2012 at 12:07 AM · No Comments

Today sees the launch of the International Diagnostics Centre (IDC), a global research collaboration hub, created at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine to undertake innovative research on the development and deployment of new diagnostic tests that enable patients to be diagnosed faster, more accurately and cost effectively.

Important recent advances in diagnostics, especially in point-of-care (POC) diagnostic tests

The first of its kind in Europe, the IDC will be a revolutionary focal point, forum and centre for learning, addressing the diagnostics priorities and challenges of today. With collaborators in more than 100 countries in Africa, Asia and South America, the centre is uniquely placed to facilitate and accelerate access to quality assured diagnostics in the developing world and improve patient care and to inform disease control strategies.

for malaria, HIV, syphilis and other infectious diseases can greatly improve the quality of clinical care for those without access to laboratory tests. The centre's work will help countries meet Millennium Development Goals and ultimately save lives and strengthen health systems.

Diagnostics success at LSHTM includes:

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