Improving Sample Collection for Point-of-Care and Point-of-Need Testing

Tuesday, July 26
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency, Regency Ballroom E
Sponsored by Sagentia Inc


Sample collection is an essential part of any IVD test and often a significant source of error for point-of-care and over-the-counter tests. There are now a range of over-the-counter diagnostic tests available to consumers and other users outside of traditional clinical settings. The availability of these tests can bring several benefits, but only if the tests are easy to use and provide reliable results. In this Industry Workshop, we review the range of solutions that are available for sample collection and how these connect to point-of-need diagnostics tests.


After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the existing solutions for improving sample collection for point-of-care testing.
  • Understand the challenges to be solved.
  • Discuss insights into future options and possibilities.


Kate Marchio
Director of Business Development
Sagentia Inc.
Sacramento, CA


Nick Collier
Chief Technology Officer
Sagentia Inc.
Cambridge, U.K.