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In-Vitro Diagnostics

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New Test Accurately Measures Glucose in Urine

Finger pricking and blood draws continue to be a daily ritual for millions of diabetics that require regular glucose testing. Yet, glucose is found in other bodily fluids and can be measured with appropriate tools. This has been difficult and… Read more →

Three-gene test may aid earlier lung cancer detection

Methylation of three genes may help with the early diagnosis of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), research suggests.

Malcolm Brock (The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Maryland, USA) and co-workers found that DNA methylation of one or… Read more →

Scientists to develop handheld testing device to provide same day diagnosis from patient’s bedside

Scientists at the University of Southampton are aiming to develop a handheld testing device to provide same day diagnosis from a patient’s bedside.

In the fictional Star-Trek universe, the tricorder was used to remotely scan patients for a diagnosis. The… Read more →

Getting point-of-care devices into the doctor’s office

So, you’ve got a great idea for an optical point-of-care (POC) device. You’ve assembled smart engineers to produce it. But will it fly in a primary care practice?

To answer that question, remember that primary care practices are like small… Read more →

New Frontiers in Digital Technologies for Influenza: Big Data and Mobile-Phone Connected Diagnostic Tests

Pandemic influenza is rated as one of the top threats to global health on the UK Government National Risk Register. Early detection and vigilant monitoring of serious flu epidemics is crucial to controlling outbreaks and supporting effective follow-up care and… Read more »

Blood sample could diagnose many types of solid cancers

A blood sample could one day be enough to diagnose many types of solid cancers, or to monitor the amount of cancer in a patient’s body and responses to treatment. Previous versions of the approach, which relies on monitoring levels… Read more →

Valves added to NIST’s simple microfluidic devices

Yet another innovation – miniature valves – have been added to their ever-growing collection of inexpensive, easy-to-manufacture and highly efficient microfluidic devices made from plastic films and double-sided tape, by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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New urine test accurately predicts recurrence of bladder cancer

A DNA methylation marker test performed on urine samples obtained from patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) has the ability to predict tumor recurrence with both high sensitivity and specificity. The urine test, which measures three distinct DNA methylation markers,… Read more →

First point of care blood test for heart disease in Malawi

 

A team of researchers from University College Dublin and Imperial College London have carried out a blood test for detecting early signs of heart disease for the first time in Malawi, Africa as part of a new research project… Read more →

Foundation Medicine, Clovis Oncology expand collaboration to develop novel companion diagnostic test

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMI) and Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVS) today announced the expansion of their ongoing collaboration to incorporate a coordinated regulatory strategy for the development of a novel Premarket Approval (PMA) companion diagnostic test. This test is… Read more →

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