Biomedical Engineering Center

Biomedical Engineering Center

Research Area

Research Area

Since TCM founded Biomedical Engineering Center-its affilated research institute-TCM continued
its advance in research for better diagnostics technologies to benefit healthier human life.

In-vitro Medical Devices - POCT(Point-Of-Care Test) & Rapid Test

POCT (Point-of-Care Testing) is defined as medical diagnostic testing at or near the point of care, which will
benefit both the patient and medical service providers. The driving notion behind POCT is to bring the test
conveniently and immediately to the patient. This increases the likelihood that the patient, clinician, and care
team will receive the results quicker, which allows for immediate management decisions to be made.
The technological advances realizes its expansion of application in many medial fields.

TCM values the effectiveness and advantages of rapid testing and POCT, and develops various rapid test
tools, methods, self- or at-home sampling, analysis method and devices based on accumulated experience
and technology.

Advantages of Molecular Diagnostics

Molecular diagnostics is a diagnostic technology to test DNA or RNA, which provides genetic information of infectious
pathogens associated with target diseases from human-derived samples, mostly blood, sputum or saliva or tissue. Currently,
most of respiratory and sexually-transmitted infections are diagnosed by such method. Nowadays, more infections and
diseases are diagnosed by molecular analysis and widens its application: cervical cancer, dementia, sepsis and even drug resistance.

TCM develops and provides molecular diagnostics kits and reagents of high-sensitivity and high-specificity
for multiplexed analysis, for better personalized and optimized medical service.

Biomarker / Epigenomics

The medical industry is moving toward predictive & preventive personalized care from treatment-
oriented service industry. Predictable, personalized and affordable care increases the importance of
diagnosis as well, which results in increased importance of biomarkers.
A biomarker, generally refers to a measurable indicator that tells the organ function or other aspects of
health including treatment response. DNA, proteome, substances of metabolism can be such candidate.
Its application widens its area these days, like personalized medicine, treatment and drug response or
resistance.

Finding a biomarker usually employs genomics, proteomics and metabolic technics. Recently, epigen-
etic analysis contributes better understanding of biomarker's significances.

TCM aims to research & develop better diagnostic technology that relieves patients from invasive exami-
nations, provides clinicians with better significance of test result for serious diseases such as cancer and
hard-to-detect diseases by combining biomarkers with cfDNA and methylation profiles.