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New Application Connects Point-of-Care Coordinators via Tablet or Smartphone

A new mobile application has been released that allows point-of-care coordinators (POCCs) and laboratory supervisors to control operations from any location. More...
29 Apr 2016

New Assay Improves Detection Of Deadly Prion Diseases

Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), or prion diseases, are a family of rare progressive, neurodegenerative illnesses that affect both humans and animals and TSE surveillance is important for public health and food safety. More...
28 Apr 2016

Multiple STIs Could Be Detected with A Single Rapid Test

One test that could detect four of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in 30 minutes and allow them to be rapidly treated is under development. A GBP150,000 grant has been awarded to develop the test that will detect STIs, including chlamydia and gonorrhea. More...
26 Apr 2016

On-the-Go Microfluidics Device May Provide Better Diagnostics of HIV/HCV

Researchers have created the first paper-based electrochemical immunosensing platform for rapid, inexpensive, point-of-care (POC) diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infections with broader multiplexing range and higher sensitivity than currently available antibody tests.  More...
21 Apr 2016

Acid-Fast Stain Identifies Schistosoma Eggs

Schistosomiasis, also known as snail fever, is a disease caused by parasitic flatworms called schistosomes. The urinary tract or the intestines may be infected and signs and symptoms may include abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloody stool, or blood in the urine. More...
19 Apr 2016

Dedicated Blood Culture Diagnostics Cartridge Set for CE-IVD Marketing Release

An application cartridge for the dedicated identification of pathogens in blood cultures is set for CE-IVD market release.  More...
13 Apr 2016

Automated Ebola Blood Test Performs Well in Field Evaluation

The prolonged and devastating outbreak of Ebolavirus disease in West Africa has exposed a need for improved diagnostic methods to reduce result turnaround times and increase access to testing without sacrificing test accuracy.  More...
10 Apr 2016

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