UC Davis Point-of-Care Technologies Center
Established by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) in 2007, the UC Davis Point-of-Care (POC) Technologies Center develops novel diagnostic devices, testing methods, and interpretive tools that will help eliminate health disparities by making predictive, preemptive, preventive, and personalized care accessible to all communities. One of four in the United States, the Center focuses on critical-emergency-disaster care. The Center conducts needs assessment and provides facilities for environmental stress testing of future field-robust POC instruments. Additionally, the Center fosters educational activities that advance evidence-based medical practice in critical care, primary outreach, and low-resource environments, including global health settings. Ultimately, these activities will improve the accessibility, portability, and field robustness of POC testing devices for hospitals, rural areas, and disaster response sites. The Center reflects the partnership of the NIBIB, LLNL, and the Point-of-Care Testing Center for Teaching and Research (POCT·CTRsm). The POCT·CTRsm was founded by Dr. Gerald Kost, Director, at the School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, in 1995..