Strengths

  • Mobile
    - can be performed by the hospital bed, at the healthcentre, the emergency department, in primary care, or in the intensive care unit.

  • Time and cost effective
    - the samples do not need to be sent to the laboratory for analysis, which saves time. To quickly detect or rule out a heart attack, for example, means the possibility of providing faster care, and that unnecessary hospital stays can be avoided and large care costs can be saved.

  • Usually does not require specific expertise
    - unlike the large hospital laboratories' often technically demanding equipment.

  • Quick and reliable
    - the ambition with the system is to be able to provide analytical results after approximately 10 minutes. The analysis can contribute to safer patient priorities and improved patient flow.

  • The technology enables breadth
    - the technology that is being developed enables several applications within, for example, cancer, trauma and inflammation.

  • Integration
    - the instrument is being developed to make it possible to be connected for export of test results to, for example, patient records.

  • Contributes to reduced workload
    - in emergency units, the personnel’s ability to be efficient and accurate is of great importance. Rapid diagnosis with POCT means that patients in need of rapid and emergency care can be prioritised at an early stage. It creates a better patient flow as patients are diagnosed and treated more quickly.

  • Analyses close to the patient 
    - Prolight Diagnostics' POC system means that caregivers can perform the diagnosis directly at the patient's side.

  • Frees up hospital places
    - rapid diagnoses mean that healthcare can quickly screen out patients who are not in need of emergency care.