Conference Paper

Point-of-care monitoring and diagnostics for autoimmune diseases

Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. of Ioannina, Ioannina
DOI: 10.1109/BIBE.2008.4696778 Conference: Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2008, October 8-10, 2008, Athens, Greece
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In this paper we present the POCEMON platform, a platform aiming to the early prognosis and diagnosis of autoimmune diseases at any point of care, even the primary. The objective of the POCEMON platform is the development of a diagnostic lab-on-chip device based on genomic microarrays of HLA-typing. The POCEMON is going to advance and promote the primary health care across Europe by supporting a) point-of-care diagnostics, b) monitoring of immune system status and c) management of the chronic multiple sclerosis (MS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) autoimmune diseases. The platform combines high-end Information and Communication Technologies based on microfluidics, microelectronics, microarrays and intelligent diagnosis algorithms.

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