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UCL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

In-Vitro Diagnostics

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Pregnancy hormone sniffs out anthrax

Anthrax poses a significant threat to national security as demonstrated by terrorist attacks targeting the U.S. Postal Service and the Hart Senate Office Building. The organism that causes anthrax infection, Bacillus anthracis (B. anthracis), is ubiquitous worldwide.

Anthrax outbreaks occur… Read more →

Nipro TRUE METRIX glucometers FDA approved

Nipro Diagnostics out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida won FDA clearance of its TRUE METRIX Self-Monitoring glucometer and the TRUE METRIX PRO Professional Monitoring blood glucose system. Nipro is the largest maker of store branded diabetes products you see for sale… Read more →

First line haemostasis management device used on the front line now recommended for NHS use

A point of care blood analyser which played a vital role managing major bleeding (coagulopathy) in injured soldiers on the front line in Afghanistan has now been recommended by the National Institution for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for use… Read more →

Philosys receives FDA approval for Gmate SMART Blood Glucose Monitoring System

Philosys announces it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510K approval for the highly anticipated Gmate® SMART Blood Glucose Monitoring System. The Gmate® SMART meter is the size of a quarter and connects to the headphone jack on… Read more →

Handheld device offers high-tech medical testing for developing countries

A device that transmits the results of many forms of electrochemical analysis directly to a computer anywhere in the world using a standard mobile phone has been developed by Harvard researchers working at Flowers University. Created as an inexpensive detector… Read more →

“Listening” to Gas May Enable New Respiratory Sensing Technology

Novel applications of principles from the fields of physics and math have led to countless medical breakthroughs, ranging from the electrocardiogram to magnetic resonance imaging. We had the opportunity to speak with Harry Bullivant of UK-based The Technology Partnership (TTP)… Read more →

Temporary tattoo lactate sensor converted into sweat-powered biobattery

Last year, researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) unveiled a sensor imprinted on a temporary tattoo that, when applied to the skin, is able to continuously monitor lactate levels in a person’s sweat as they exercise. Now… Read more →

PlaqueTec gains CE mark for Liquid Biopsy System

PlaqueTec (Cambridge, UK), has received CE Mark approval for its first of a kind Liquid Biopsy System that can be used to gather information from diseased arteries to better tailor treatment strategies for patients with cardiovascular disease. The Liquid Biopsy… Read more →

Researchers develop novel fluorescence-based assay for early detection of diabetes

A team of researchers from the Center for Engineering in Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a novel fluorescence-based assay for sensitive detection of antibodies within microliter volume serum samples. This new assay is at least 50 times… Read more →

Nasal test developed for human prion disease

A nasal brush test can rapidly and accurately diagnose Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), an incurable and ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disorder, according to a study by National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists and their Italian colleagues.

Up to now, a definitive CJD… Read more →

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