The UNITAID Tuberculosis Diagnostics Technology and Market Landscape is published annually and is prepared as part of a broad and ongoing effort to understand the technology and market landscape for tu- berculosis (TB) diagnostics. Previous editions of this landscape report are available at http://www.unitaid. eu/en/resources/publications/technical-reports.
This landscape report, the fourth edition, is intended to complement these earlier reports, stimulating discussion and informing potential opportunities for market intervention to improve access to effective TB diagnostics. To serve this purpose, this report:
■ reviews the public health problem of TB and critical access issues related to TB diagnostics (section 3);
■ presents a comprehensive overview of TB diagnostic technologies that are commercially available or close to market (section 4);
■ analyses the market landscape, including high-priority target product pro les (TPPs) for new TB tests, data on market size and potential, and efforts to improve access to World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed TB tests in the private sector) (section 5);
■ describes major market shortcomings related to TB diagnostics (section 5.4) and presents opportunities for market-based intervention to address these shortcomings (section 5.5).
Previous editions of this landscape report are available at http://www.unitaid. eu/en/resources/publications/technical-reports.