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UCL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

In-Vitro Diagnostics

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New, noninvasive test can detect cocaine use through a simple fingerprint

Research published today in the journal Analyst has demonstrated a new, noninvasive test that can detect cocaine use through a simple fingerprint. For the first time, this new fingerprint method can determine whether cocaine has been ingested, rather than just… Read more →

New blood test detects breast cancer metastasis earlier than is currently possible

Research findings from Lund University in Sweden now provide new hope for a way of detecting metastases significantly earlier than is currently possible.

The chances of being cured of breast cancer have increased in recent decades, however if the tumour… Read more →

E-skin and pocket-sized diagnostic machines give patients the power back

Wearable E-skin that can measure heart rate and blood pressure, and paper diagnostic machines the size of a credit card that can give instant readings on blood and saliva samples are two new bio-sensing technologies presented at Elsevier’s 4th International… Read more →

Health workers now have rapid test to detect presence of chikungunya virus within an hour

Scientists at a U.S. Army research center have modified an assay that tests whether or not a sample of mosquitoes harbors the virus responsible for the disease known as chikungunya (CHIKV), long a problem in the Old World tropics but… Read more →

Device created for faster skin biopsies without anesthesia

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Institute for Health Research of the Hospital “Ramón y Cajal” (IRYCIS have patented a new device for performing skin biopsies. With this new tool a skin biopsy can be performed with fewer… Read more →

Wearable diagnostic machines presented at Elsevier’s 4th International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology

Wearable E-skin that can measure heart rate and blood pressure, and paper diagnostic machines the size of a credit card that can give instant readings on blood and saliva samples are two new bio-sensing technologies presented at Elsevier’s 4th International… Read more →

Thermometer-like device could help diagnose heart attacks

Diagnosing a heart attack can require multiple tests using expensive equipment. But not everyone has access to such techniques, especially in remote or low-income areas. Now scientists have developed a simple, thermometer-like device that could help doctors diagnose heart attacks… Read more →

4 Medtech trends you should follow

Each year, the Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEAs) call our attention to the most innovative medical devices on the market. But beyond simply highlighting noteworthy products, the program provides a peek into trends taking hold in the medtech industry. And… Read more →

Portable device diagnoses sepsis within 15 minutes

A portable device designed to diagnose the deadly condition sepsis has successfully completed preliminary trials.

The device, being developed by Leicester-based engineering company Magna Parva with funding from Innovate UK, uses antibodies to detect biomarkers for sepsis within blood samples.

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Lab-on-chip device to help pick the right antibiotic every time

As bacterial infections are becoming more difficult to manage, new ways of targeting the pathogens have to be developed. Creating new antibiotics is one approach, but often the real issues is being able to identify which antibiotic will work. Today… Read more →

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