The eSTI2 consortium, funded by the UKCRC, is tackling the worldwide burden of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) by conducting basic and translational research to enable enhanced diagnosis and management of these infections

eSTI2 is:

  • Collaborating with industrial partners and academia to develop rapid point of care diagnostics to accelerate effective clinical management.
  • Developing key enabling technologies to improve sample preparation, enhance diagnostic performance and reduce cost.
  • Implementing protocols to evaluate new diagnostics through preclinical testing to diagnostic evaluations, regulatory approval and service evaluations.
  • Researching and developing new clinical care pathways that allow patients to receive a diagnosis via their smartphone and interact with the care pathway to receive treatment and advice.
  • Developing new human computer interaction methodologies to ensure user experience and technology uptake. This is complemented by an investigation into the economic model for introducing such technology into a healthcare system.