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Essential Diagnostic List – another step towards a Healthy India (PART II)

In the first edition of this blog, we evaluated the impact of EDL on the healthcare system. The Indian IVD manufacturers have an important role to play along with the health ministry to ensure that EDL truly benefits the patients at large. In this concluding series let us evaluate the same:

In addition to the healthcare sector, an EDL will also have a significant impact on the IVD manufacturing industry:

An EDL, by listing country/region specific needs, could help develop target product profiles (TPPs). A TPP provides details on the minimum and optimal performance and operational characteristics of priority diagnostic tests. Researchers and manufacturers use TPPs to ensure that R&D activities are focused on relevant products to meet the needs of end users. Moreover, an EDL is prepared taking into consideration, target users, intended use, infrastructural requirement, sample type and volume, sample handling, performance, diagnostic testing algorithm, etc. Thus, an IVD manufacturer ca…

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