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An Integrated Tool-Kit for the Clinical Evaluation of Microbial Detection and Antibiotic Susceptibility Point-of-Care Testing Technologies
EC contribution
: € 3.064.573
: 36 months
Starting date
: 18/01/2010
Funding scheme
: Focused Research Project
: Point-of-Care testing, antimicrobial resistance, survey, quality control, comparison software
Contract/Grant agreement number
: FP7-241742
Project web-site


The TEMPOtest project will help fill the current gap between microbiological point-of-care testing (POCT) technologies and the actual clinical need/uptake of testing protocols and kits that have been based upon these technologies. Presently, POCT methodologies are being adopted at a faster rate in other health-care related fields, for example clinical chemistry, than in microbiology. TEMPOtest will be used to identify specific problems, opinions and issues related to the implementation of microbiological POCT within the European Union, and provide suggestions on how to increase microbiological POCT uptake within the EU member states. Further, to increase confidence in microbiological POCT technologies, a standard archive of bacterial isolates and accompanying software will be developed to encourage harmonisation and standardization for the development and quality control of microbiological POCT technologies within the POCT-developing industries, as well as within POCT end-user laboratories.

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