POCT (Point of Care Testing) is medical diagnostic testing performed in a place familiar to the subject or patient such as their bedside or home. POCT contributes to prompt and appropriate diagnosis, nursing, disease prevention, and health promotion yet also reduces the burden on subjects to help improve their QOL (Quality of Life).
Medical treatment facilities are broadly grouped into hospitals and clinics by law depending on their roles. The reasons behind this are the increase in the number of patients and the lack of doctors due to an aging population and a declining birthrate.
lack of doctors due to an aging population and a declining birthrate. If many mildly ill people visit hospitals instead of clinics, then hospitals will no longer be able to offer the high-level medical care that they should normally provide.
Hamamatsu Photonics develops and produces a wide range of compact devices that contribute to the widespread use of POCT equipment.
Among these, the micro PMT is a detector having three major elements required for detectors used in POCT equipment. These three elements are low cost and mass production, compactness and light weight and high performance. Hamamatsu Photonics will contribute to the spread of ever more advanced medical equipment by the continuous improvement of detectors installed to serve as the core of POCT equipment.
Quantity and cost affordable for community and clinics
Size and weight for portable use
Performance that ensures accurate testing even from a small sample amount no matter who operates the testing device
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