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In-Vitro Diagnostics

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FDA approves first test to confirm the presence of Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus-I/II antibodies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved MP Diagnostics HTLV Blot 2.4, the first FDA-licensed supplemental test for Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus-I/II (HTLV-I/II). This test is intended for use as an additional, more specific test for human serum or… Read more →

Molecular Testing To Drive Infectious Diseases Diagnostics Market

Molecular testing will be one of the main drivers of the overall growth of the global infectious diseases diagnostics market, according to a recent report from Frost & Sullivan.

A new Frost & Sullivan reports predicts that molecular testing will… Read more →

Zinc blood test could lead to early diagnosis of breast cancer

Early diagnosis of breast cancer could one day be possible via a simple blood test that detects changes in zinc in the body. Scientists have taken techniques normally used for studying climate change and planetary formation and shown that changes… Read more →

NIHR recognises research study that aims to develop simple saliva test for gum diseases

A research study at Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry (UK) which aims to develop a simple saliva test for gum diseases, has been recognised by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), which has included the study in its… Read more →

IDT, Ubiquitome to develop hand-held, battery-powered Freedom4 Real-Time RT-PCR Ebola Virus Assay

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT), and Ubiquitome today announced a partnership to develop the Ubiquitome Freedom4 Real-Time RT-PCR Ebola Virus Assay for easy use in the field. This rapid test is designed to be run on Ubiquitome’s hand-held, battery powered real-time… Read more →

Researchers develop low-cost, electricity-free device for detecting DNA of infectious pathogens

Diagnosing HIV and other infectious diseases presents unique challenges in remote locations that lack electric power, refrigeration, and appropriately trained health care staff. To address these issues, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have developed a low-cost,… Read more →

DiaSpect TM rapid point-of-care hemoglobin analyzer

EKF Diagnostics, a company based in Cardiff, Wales, has released its new DiaSpect TM point-of-care hemoglobin analyzer. The device provides nearly instant results, doesn’t require pre-calibration, and performs a self-check between every reading. The battery within the DiaSpect TM works for… Read more →

Infectious disease control with portable CMOS-based diagnostics

Infectious diseases constitute a major health threat worldwide: They kill millions of people each year and otherwise affect many more. Such microbial threats include drug-resistant tuberculosis, MRSA, hepatitis, HIV, and Ebola. The toll is especially high… Read more →

Genteel lancing device for pain-free glucose testing anywhere on body

Diabetics checking their blood sugar levels usually have to prick their finger to get a sufficient draw for the glucometer to do its job. Some newer glucometers work with smaller blood samples and are able to take blood from the… Read more →

Non-invasive colon cancer screening: interview with Exact Sciences CEO Kevin Conroy

Kevin Conroy is a longtime leader in the biotechnology industry and currently President, CEO, and Chairman of Exact Sciences, a company based in Madison, Wisconsin. Exact Sciences has made great strides since its near failure back in 2011. Its Cologuard product… Read more →

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