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Image: An acoustically powered pumping device with 250 micron long oscillating structures driven by a piezoelectric transducer mounted on a glass slide shown next to US copper penny (Photo courtesy of Po-Hsun Huang and Tony Jun Huang).

Micropump Developed for Lab-On-A-Chip Disease Diagnosis

A reliable, inexpensive, programmable pump is a crucial feature for lab-on-a-chip devices that could make the diagnosis of many global life-threatening diseases easy and affordable.  More...
18 Sep 2014
Image: Researchers have demonstrated potential for a new, noninvasive method to screen for prostate cancer using a detection system that combines surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) with support vector machine (SVM) techniques (Photo courtesy of Prof. S. Li and Guangdong Medical College).

Novel Method Developed for More Effective Noninvasive Prostate Cancer Screening

Comparing healthy volunteers and prostate cancer patients, researchers have successfully shown that their new method, which builds on the use of SERS spectroscopy of silver nanoparticles mixed with blood samples, could reveal cases of cancer.  More...
17 Sep 2014
DiagCor Bioscience

Sound Waves Separate Tumor and Blood Cells

A device has been developed that can test a cancer patient's blood for rare tumor cells and will be extremely useful for checking if a tumor is going to spread.  More...
11 Sep 2014
Image: The Freedom4 PCR unit for field use was developed by (L-R) Ms. Christy Rand, Mr. Chris Mason, Dr. Chris Rawle, and Dr. Jo-Ann Stanton (Photo courtesy of the University of Otago).

PCR-Based Diagnostics Move Out of the Lab and into the Field

Researchers in New Zealand have revealed a novel battery-powered, handheld quantitative PCR analyzer for use under field conditions to detect minute levels of viral or bacterial DNA.  More...
11 Sep 2014

Newly CE-Marked Automated Respiratory Disease Assay Now Available

A dedicated “laboratory in a cartridge” that enables the simultaneous diagnosis of influenza A and B and RSV is now available for use on one of the world's leading diagnostic platforms.  More...
09 Sep 2014
Life Technologies

Novel Diagnostic Test Developed for Sickle Cell Disease

Researchers have developed a simple, rapid, low-cost test for sickle cell disease that could enable large-scale global screening also of children in underprivileged regions, such as those in Africa and India.  More...
09 Sep 2014

Dedicated Assays and New Instruments Automate PCR Diagnostic Applications

Two new diagnostic instruments, which recently were certified for marketing in Europe, will bring an unprecedented level of automation and efficiency to laboratories that process large and very large numbers of specimens on a daily basis.  More...
08 Sep 2014

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