Landon IP, the patent analytics and consulting arm of CPA Global, has partnered with intellectual property firm Marks & Clerk on a patent landscape report for microbial infection point-of-care (POC) diagnostics, charting patent filing behaviour for microbial infection POC diagnostics tests between 2009 and 2014.
The patent landscape study, titled “Microbial Infections: Point-of-care Diagnostics“, was undertaken in support of the Longitude Prize, a $10 million prize fund aimed at boosting global healthcare and conserving antibiotics for future generations. The Longitude Prize is powered by UK-based innovation foundation, Nesta, and government-backed funding partner Innovate UK.
The Longitude Prize is focused on discovering a fast, accurate, easy-to-use, cost-effective test for diagnosing microbial infections that will be used by healthcare professionals worldwide to detect infections and administer the antibiotics at the right time.
More information on the POC diagnostics report can be found here.
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This post was contributed by Abhishek Tiwari. The Intellogist blog and Intellogist are provided for free by Landon IP, which is a CPA Global company. Landon IP is a major provider of professional services meeting the needs of the IP community, including patent searches; analytics and technology consulting; patent, legal, and technical translations; and information research and retrieval.