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New Low-Cost Technique Detects Rotavirus

A new measurement method that increases the capacity to detect biological substances such as Rotavirus using optical biosensors has been discovered and patented.   More...
22 Oct 2014

Biomarker Found for Epithelial Cancer Stem Cells

Tumors are mosaics of cells that are morphologically and molecularly very different and over the past years have been suggested to be responsible for the origin of cancer and for the resistance to conventional chemical therapies.  More...
20 Oct 2014
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DiagCor Bioscience

Glucose Monitoring System Cleared for Hospital Critical Care Units

A blood glucose monitoring system has been cleared and its use extended to critically ill patients who have been hospitalized.  More...
17 Oct 2014

Shotgun Metagenomic Technique Detects Tuberculosis Bacteria in Patient Samples Without Culture or Enrichment

Infectious disease researchers have developed a new approach for the diagnosis of tuberculosis that relies on shotgun metagenomics, a method for direct sequencing of DNA extracted from sputum samples, which detects and characterizes the Mycobacterium that cause TB without the need for time-consuming culture or enrichment. More...
15 Oct 2014

Next-Generation DNA Sequencing Refines Pneumonia Diagnosis

Applying advanced next-generation sequencing of DNA from samples taken from intubated patients with suspected pneumonia has the potential for providing physicians with rapid, precise, culture-independent identification of bacterial, fungal, and viral pathogens and their antimicrobial sensitivity profiles.  More...
08 Oct 2014
Life Technologies

First in Diagnostics – Solid-State Technology Device Accredited in EU

The CE marking has been given for healthcare professional use of a new PT/INR blood-testing disposable diagnostic strip as part of the world’s first accredited diagnostic device based on a micro-electromechanical system.  More...
07 Oct 2014

PCR-Based Gastroenteritis Diagnostic Assay Receives European Marketing Approval

A PCR-based test that optimizes screening of gastroenteritis-causing bacteria directly from stool samples has been certified for marketing in Europe as a CE-IVD product according to Directive 98/79/EC regarding in vitro diagnostic medical devices.  More...
07 Oct 2014

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