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Image: The core material used for the new immunosensor that detects proteins in the blood stream following a heart attack, providing results in just one minute (Photo courtesy of Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology).

Electrical Immunosensor Detects Acute Myocardial Infarction

Heart disease and especially acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are the leading causes of death for both men and women and therefore, a fast and reliable diagnosis of heart attack or cardiac episode are urgently needed. More...
25 Aug 2016

Alternative Methods Compared for Urine Culture Collection and Transport

The ability to isolate and identify causative agents of urinary tract infections relies primarily on the quality of the urine sample that is submitted to the microbiology laboratory. More...
24 Aug 2016
Abbott Diagnostics
Image: The nano-DLD chip (2 cm x 2 cm) mounted in a microfluidic jig. The technology allows a liquid sample to be passed, in continuous flow, through a silicon chip containing an asymmetric pillar array that allows sorting a microscopic waterfall of nanoparticles, separating particles by size down to 20 nanometer resolution (Photo courtesy of IBM Research).

Lab-on-a-Chip Technology Breaks New Bioparticle Separation Record

Scientists have developed a new lab-on-a-chip technology that can, for the first time, separate biological particles at the nanoscale down to 20 nanometers in diameter, a scale that gives access to important particles such as DNA, viruses, and exosomes. The breakthrough could enable detection of various diseases before symptoms appear and would facilitate use of relatively noninvasive liquid biopsies. More...
23 Aug 2016
Image: Using Kinect motion-capture camera may improve evaluation of gait pathology in multiple sclerosis patients by increasing objectivity in diagnosis and treatment monitoring (Photo courtesy of the Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital and McGill University).

Interactive Video Gaming Device Could Aid MS Patients

A commonly used 3D depth-sensing camera could become a low-cost means of monitoring treatment effectiveness for walking difficulties of patients with gait-impairing diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS). More...
23 Aug 2016

Device Offers Potential for More Effective Blood Disorders Diagnostics

Researchers have developed a microfluidic device with fixed endothelial cells to mimic cellular and vascular flow conditions inside a patient’s body, which could help monitor blood clot formation, diagnose effectiveness of anti-platelet therapy, and prevent dysfunctional hemostasis. More...
23 Aug 2016

Next-Generation Systems Introduced for Clinical Laboratories

A harmonized family of next-generation systems across immunoassay, clinical chemistry, point of care, hematology, blood and plasma screening and molecular diagnostics has been unveiled. More...
17 Aug 2016

HPV Test Approved for Use with SurePath Preservative Fluid

Human papilloma virus (HPV) infections are the most common sexually transmitted infections in the USA, and HPV genotypes 16 and 18 cause approximately 70 % of cervical cancers worldwide. According to the National Cancer Institute, there will be an estimated 12,990 new cases and 4,120 deaths from cervical cancer in the USA during 2016. More...
03 Aug 2016


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