About Us

Our team is comprised of a multidisciplinary group from around Johns Hopkins University to provide expertise for developers to test impactful use, evaluate infectious disease diagnostic tests and increase global access to developed diagnostics.

2023 By the Numbers

Core Faculty

Core Faculty from across all disciplines in the Johns Hopkins University system.


Annual peer-reviewed publications in journals such as BMJ, NEJM, Lancet Infectious Disease and more. 

News Citations

Annual news citations from the New York Times, Politico, National Geographic, NBCNews, and more.

Our History

Our Center (previously known as the Center for Point-of-Care Technologies Research for Sexually Transmitted Diseases) has been in existence since 2007 when the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) created and funded the Point-of-Care Technologies Research Network, of which we are a member. POCTRN’s purpose is to drive the development of appropriate point-of-care diagnostics technologies through collaborative efforts that merge scientific and technological capabilities with clinical need.

POCTRN Network

The goal of POCTRN is to develop technologies with clinical applications using a network model that enhances complementary strengths and builds multidiscplinary partnerships

Each POCTRN Center performs five core functions:

  • Conducts in-house clinical testing of prototype point-of-care devices
  • Collaborates with physical, biochemical and computational scientists, and engineers on exploratory technology development projects
  • Completes clinical needs assessments in areas anticipated to advance the field of point-of-care testing and disseminates this information to the technology development community
  • Provides training to technology developers on clinical issues related to the development of point-of-care devices
  • Provides an adequate administrative structure to ensure that the large complex Center achieves its goals

Our Partners

Our work is facilitated through the collaborations and partnerships we have with people and institutions around the world. Take a look at our partners here.