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In-Vitro Diagnostics

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Rapid point-of-care anemia test shows promise

A simple point-of-care testing device for anemia could provide more rapid diagnosis of the common blood disorder and allow inexpensive at-home self-monitoring of persons with chronic forms of the disease. The disposable self-testing device analyzes a single droplet of blood… Read more →

Simple and inexpensive lab test identifies resistant infections in hours

Researchers from Oregon State Public Health Lab have modified the protocol for a relatively new test for a dangerous form of antibiotic resistance, increasing its specificity to 100 percent. Their research, confirming the reliability of a test that can provide… Read more →

New Autofluorescence Imaging Platform Detects and Tracks Bacteria in Chronic Wounds

Chronic wounds are a significant burden to patients, health care professionals, and health care systems worldwide.  Diagnosis of wound infection currently relies on clinical judgment, which varies widely and is subjective in nature, as well as culture-based tests, which can… Read more →

Ultrasensitive biosensor from molybdenite semiconductor outshines graphene

UC Santa Barbara researchers demonstrate atomically thin, ultrasensitive and scalable molybdenum disulfide field-effect transistor based biosensors and establish their potential for single-molecule detection.

Move over, graphene. An atomically thin, two-dimensional, ultrasensitive semiconductor material for biosensing developed by researchers at UC… Read more →

For Maker of Home Colon Cancer Test, Second Time Was the Charm

 

Exact Sciences, maker of the first FDA-approved DNA test for colorectal cancer, nearly went out of business when the first iteration of its technology flopped.

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States,… Read more →

Breath temperature test could identify lung cancer

The research, presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in Munich Sept. 8, suggests that testing the temperature of breath could be a simple and noninvasive method to either confirm or reject the presence of lung cancer.

Many… Read more →

Electronic nose ‘detects asthma subtypes in children’

A new study presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress in Munich, Germany, claims an electronic nose can sniff out asthma subtypes in children, which may lead to more personalized treatments for the disorder.An electronic nose was able to… Read more →

New continuous glucose monitoring material

The researchers developed a new continuous glucose monitoring material that changes color as glucose levels fluctuate, and the wavelength shift is so precise that doctors and patients may be able to use it for automatic insulin dosing – something not… Read more →

Abbott FreeStyle Libre Flash Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

European authorities have issued the CE Mark to Abbott to market its FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System. The continuous glucometer consists of a water resistant sensor that is attached to the back of the upper arm and a device… Read more →

New blood test provides fast, accurate diagnosis of tuberculosis in children

A new blood test provides a fast and accurate tool to diagnose tuberculosis in children, a new proof-of-concept study shows. The newly developed test (TAM-TB assay) is the first reliable immunodiagnostic assay to detect active tuberculosis in children. The test… Read more →

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