Essential medicines and health products

Call for comments on a target product profile (TPP) for a semi-open multiplex multi-analyte diagnostic platform.

The World Health Organization is partnering with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) to develop a target product profile (TPP) for a semi-open multiplex multi-analyte diagnostic platform. This platform will help better diagnose the millions of people presenting with severe febrile illness without a known source in low- and middle-income countries. The envisioned platform capable of simultaneous detection of multiple analytes types from a single specimen would have a wide variety of applications to other disease areas beyond severe febrile illness. A draft TPP has been developed through a Delphi consensus process and is now open for public comments through this google survey link. Survey responses will be collated and revisions considered to arrive at a final TPP.