• Pneumonia Diagnostics: Current Outlook and Perspectives 07-08-2014

  • New pneumonia diagnostic support aids are currently being developed by industry, academia and other partners to improve the accuracy and effectiveness of diagnosing pneumonia in resource-poor contexts.
  • Despite progress and new developments, an optimal device and solution has yet to be found to fulfil the need of assisting in accurately diagnosing and differentiating between the different types of pneumonia.
  • A recent workshop held in Copenhagen, hosted by UNICEF, brought partners, civil society, industry and academia together to build a platform and partnership to address the critical challenges in designing appropriate pneumonia diagnostic support aids.
  • Appropriate short and long term Target Product Profiles to guide industry and clearly define benchmarks need to be developed to take the process forward.