This article has been updated from a previous version to eliminate a reference to Cepheid's launch of a Brc/Abl diagnostic, which is not a point-of-care device.

Point-of-care devices with a pharmacogenomic function are finally appearing on the scene.

There are two main areas where there is lot of opportunity for point-of-care molecular diagnostics: infectious disease and adverse drug reactions, and two companies, Cepheid and Third Wave, are charging into the point-of-care space for these two indications, respectively.

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