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UCL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

In-Vitro Diagnostics

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Researchers develop new breath test to diagnose oesophageal and gastric cancer

Researchers have devised a breath test that can help doctors diagnose the early signs of oesophageal and gastric cancer in minutes. The test has produced encouraging results in a clinical study, and will now be tested in a larger trial… Read more →

Researchers Unveil Surface Sampling Probe for Intraoperative Biopsies

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory, known best for nuclear weapons research, has developed a surface sampling probe that may replace professional pathologists in identifying cancerous tissue during surgeries. Currently, samples are taken to the pathology lab to confirm that all… Read more →

Researchers working on new system that can detect patient’s antibiotic resistance in 30 minutes

A new device being developed by medical experts will transform the time it takes to detect antibiotic resistance in patients from several days to just half an hour.

The development will allow doctors to effectively treat patients with infections known… Read more →

Flexible Sensor Patches Detect Dangerous Gases, High Levels of UV

At the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia (RMIT), scientists are working on flexible body-worn patches that can detect the presence of different chemicals. They’ve developed a prototype device that’s transparent and conforms to the skin, while being able to detect the presence of… Read more →

Spotting microRNA in urine to detect breast cancer

Today’s process of breast cancer diagnosis has many issues that results in repeated radiation exposure, too many false positives, and painful biopsies. At the University of Freiburg in Germany researchers have developed a new technique for spotting breast cancer markers… Read more →

Virscan, a new technology to analyze virus attack history from a single drop of blood

Our immune system develops antibodies to any virus that it encounters, and these antibodies are present in our blood anywhere from years to decades. Researchers from Howard Hughes Medical Institute have taken advantage of this antibody memory to design a… Read more →

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Holography, Machine Learning Rapidly ID Bacteria

Pairing holographic microscopy with machine learning software could help hospitals and the food industry screen for bacterial infection in real time.

A quantitative phase imaging unit (QPIU) developed at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) converts standard… Read more →

Detecting blood clots with a portable device

Blockages in lung arteries could be diagnosed safely in real-time helping as many as 20,000 respiratory patients in Australia each year with emerging technology being developed by electrical engineering researchers at the University of Sydney.

Results of a 3 year… Read more →

Researchers develop device to diagnose bacterial meningitis in babies

Currently the only test to diagnose bacterial meningitis in babies is through a lumbar puncture, a painful and difficult procedure to perform. For this reason, a group of biomedical engineers decided to search for an alternative and developed a portable… Read more →

Intelligent bacteria for detecting disease

Another step forward has just been taken in the area of synthetic biology. Research teams from Inserm and CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) Montpellier, in association with Montpellier Regional University Hospital and Stanford University, have transformed bacteria into… Read more →

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