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Subject: Health technologies > Diagnostic technologies

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Public-Private Mix for TB Control: Indian Chemists Join National Efforts to Find and Treat More Cases of TB

This project brief describes PATH’s contributions to developing public-private mix (PPM) approaches to TB control in India. With support from the United States Agency for International Development, PATH supported a PPM pilot project in Andhra Pradesh that aimed to train private chemists in identifying presumed TB cases and referring them to government diagnosis centers, promoting community awareness of TB prevention, and reducing the sale of TB drugs to persons without a prescription. This project provided valuable lessons and insights into applying PPM strategies to future TB control projects in India and elsewhere.

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Asia

Part of series: Tuberculosis activities in India

Rapid Screening Test for Gestational Diabetes

The global diabetes epidemic impacts pregnant women and their babies. This poster describes a rapid, low-cost, non-fasting screening assay proposed by PATH to be used at antenatal care visits. The test would enable interventions to prevent or delay diabetes in the mother and child.

Publication date: July 2012

Region: Global

Rapid Strip Test for Malaria

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop a rapid, easy-to-read, low-cost test for malaria.

Publication date: May 2009

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Rapid Tests for Cervical Cancer

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop rapid tests for cervical cancer.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Rapid, Point-of-Care Test for Glucose-6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH’s work with diagnostic developers and stakeholders from around the world to develop a rapid, point-of-care diagnostic test for glucose-6 phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency. A reliable test for G6PD at the point of care is essential to malaria elimination strategies.

Publication date: April 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

RBP-EIA: A New Approach to Assessing Vitamin A Deficiency

This guide introduces the retinol binding protein enzyme immunoassay (RBP-EIA) to potential advocates and users, and provides information about its prospective role in public health.

Author: Hix J; Levin C; Gorstein J

Publication date: 2003

Region: Global

RBP-EIA: Collecting, Processing, and Handling Venous, Capillary, and Blood Spot Samples (Job Aid)

This document serves as a guide to phlebotomists and a training aid in the proper methods of obtaining blood samples for analysis by the retinol-binding protein enzyme immunoassay (RBP-EIA) used in testing for vitamin A deficiency.

Publication date: 2005

Region: Global

RBP-EIA: Validation and Establishment of a Rapid, Field-Based Tool for the Assessment of Vitamin A Deficiency: A Summary of Available Evidence

This document summarizes available evidence for the validation and establishment of a rapid, field-based tool for the assessment of vitamin A deficiency using the retinol-binding protein immunoassay (RBP-EIA) test.

Publication date: 2006

Region: Global

Recent Evidence on Cervical Cancer Screening in Low-Resource Settings

This Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention fact sheet summarizes evidence published since 2009 on cervical cancer screening approaches for low-resource settings.

Publication date: May 2011

Region: Global

Renewing US Leadership: Policies to Advance Global Health Research

The fourth annual policy report from the Global Health Technologies Coalition outlines actions the United States can take to help reduce deaths, extend lives, and secure healthier futures by supporting research for new health tools.

Publication date: February 2013

Region: North America and Europe

Part of series: GHTC's annual policy reports

Retinol Binding Protein Enzyme Immunoassay (RBP-EIA)

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop a rapid, low-cost test to detect vitamin A deficiency.

Publication date: April 2012

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Simple and Affordable Testing for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Part of the Technology Updates series, this fact sheet describes PATH's work to develop a simple, affordable test for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

Publication date: July 2013

Region: Global

Part of series: Technology Updates

Simple and Rapid Method for Detection of Enteric Pathogens in Stool Samples for Low-Resource Settings

Demonstration of the PATH enteric flow-through assay as a rapid and cost effective method for detecting pathogenic bacteria in stool samples in low-resource settings. Presented at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry Oak Ridge Annual Conference, April 17, 2006; San Jose, CA.

Author: Dillman L, Fichtenholtz A, Weigl B

Publication date: April 2006

Region: Global

Simple, Inexpensive Pro-Viral DNA Preparation at the Point-of-Care

The pro-viral DNA capture card maintains the fundamental value provided by dried blood spots (ease of collection and transport from remote settings) while reducing the costs and time of performing pediatric HIV testing in the laboratory. Presented at: AACC 42nd Annual Oak Ridge Conference, April 22, 2010; San Jose, CA.

Author: Stevens DS, Barfield CA, Emery S, Overbaugh J, Gerlach J

Publication date: April 2010

Region: Global

Smart Polymer Preconcentration to Enhance the Sensitivity of Chlamydia Trachomatis Immunoassays

An overview of a method of sample preparation by smart polymers for detection in an immunoassay, demonstrated as part of a diagnostics test for Chlamydia trachomatis. Presented at: 38th Annual American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Oakridge Conference, April 21, 2006; San Jose, CA.

Author: Kulkarni S, Peck R, Barfield C, et al

Publication date: April 2006

Region: Global

START-UP: Innovation in Cervical Cancer Screening

This fact sheet describes how the START-UP project is working with private-sector partners to develop two new tests that detect infection with the types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that cause cervical cancer. Designed for use in low-resource settings, these screening tools are an innovative answer to the challenge of early detection of the precursors of cervical cancer.

Publication date: July 2009

Region: Global

Tackling Tuberculosis and Diabetes

In low-resource settings, diabetes and tuberculosis are common among the same populations, and they amplify each other. PATH's principles and experiences guide our work in fighting these intersecting epidemics through innovation and collaboration.

Publication date: November 2012

Region: Global

Target Product Profile: HIV Self-Test Version 4.1: A White Paper on the Evaluation of Current HIV Rapid Tests and Development of Core Specifications for Next-Generation HIV Tests

This annotated target product profile (TPP) describes the desired characteristics of an HIV self-test and is a result of a review of currently available literature, interviews with key informants/stakeholders, laboratory-generated data on the performance of rapid tests, and early usability studies in Kenya, Malawi, and South Africa. The purpose of the TPP is to provide a common foundation for the development of HIV self-tests that contains sufficient detail to allow device developers and key stakeholders to understand the characteristics a test must have to be successful.

Author: Peck RB, Lim JM, Wellhausen JD, Lee AM, Valdez MM

Publication date: May 2014

Region: Global

Technology Solutions Global Program Website

This website about PATH’s Technology Solutions program provides an overview of the program and its featured projects. See other PATH program websites.

Publication date: 2014

Region: Global

Part of series: Program websites

Technology Solutions to Improve Global Health: PATH Advances Appropriate, Affordable, and Lifesaving Technologies Tailored to Developing Countries

This fact sheet provides an overview of PATH's work to adapt, design, develop, and advance health technologies to improve global health.

Publication date: December 2011

Region: Global

Part of series: Areas of focus fact sheets

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