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Image: Histopathological appearance of Black Grain Eumycetoma caused by Madurella mycetomatis (Photo courtesy of Dr. Libero Ajello).

Black Grain Eumycetoma Causative Agents Identified by Molecular Method

A rapid, simple, and highly efficient molecular based method for identification of the causative agents of black grain eumycetoma has been introduced, aiming to improve diagnostics in endemic areas.   More...
18 Dec 2014
Image: The workflow of the Prove-it Bone&Joint novel microarray-based assay (Photo courtesy of Mobidiag).

Rapid Tool Detects Most Common Bacterial Pathogens

A novel microarray-based assay was developed to detect over 60 of the most common Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial species including detection of mecA, vanA and vanB resistance genes directly from osteoarticular samples.  More...
18 Dec 2014
DiagCor Bioscience
CELLAVISION AB
KARL HECHT GMBH & CO KG

Antibody Test Predicts Cold-Related Asthma Attacks

A diagnostic marker can be used to identify the risk group for asthma attacks caused by rhinoviruses and this can be assessed with a simple antibody test.  More...
18 Dec 2014

Low-Cost Sophisticated Device Diagnoses HIV

The diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus and other infectious diseases present unique challenges in remote locations that lack electric power, refrigeration, and appropriately trained health care staff.  More...
17 Dec 2014

Rapid Norovirus Assay Approved for Diagnostic Use in the United States

A dedicated laboratory-in-a-cartridge assay that enables the rapid diagnosis of norovirus infection has been approved for use in the United States.  More...
16 Dec 2014
Sekisui Diagnostics
Image: The Blockthermostat BT 200 (Photo courtesy of Kleinfeld Labortechnik).

LAMP Method Detects Malarial Parasites Using Microwave Irradiation

A rapid and reliable nucleic acid extraction procedure from human blood and malarial parasites using microwave irradiation as a promising platform has been described.  More...
11 Dec 2014
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Automated Assay for Influenza and RSV Cleared

The US Food & Drug Administration has cleared an on-demand automated molecular test for rapid, reliable determination of Flu A, Flu B, and differentiation of respiratory syncytial virus infection. Redundant targets extend coverage for detection of seasonal and emerging new influenza strains.   More...
08 Dec 2014


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