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Image: A collaborative project aims to deliver an innovative diagnostic platform for fast pandemic responsiveness (Photo courtesy of Clickmer)

Novel Diagnostic Assay Platform to Fasten Response Time to Emerging Pandemic Situations

In order to reduce vulnerability to future pandemics, there is a need for a large-scale, coordinated and comprehensive health response. Now, a new project aims to establish a diagnostic assay platform that can enable a faster response time during emerging pandemics. More...
07 Feb 2023
Image: Steripath improves the diagnostic accuracy and timeliness of sepsis test results (Photo courtesy of Magnolia)

All-in-One Device Reduces False-Positive Diagnostic Test Results for Bloodstream Infections

A new technology can help reduce blood culture contamination and false-positive test results for the detection of blood stream infections, thereby preventing the patient from being harmed, and reducing unnecessary and prolonged usage of antibiotics, duration of stay, and hospital expenses. More...
26 Jan 2023
Image: A new DNA biosensor could unlock powerful, low-cost clinical diagnostics (Photo courtesy of NIST)

New DNA Biosensor Could Make High-Quality Clinical Diagnostics More Accessible

Typical screening methods for DNA disease biomarkers are often laborious, expensive or uncover limited information. Now, a new biosensor chip featuring an accurate and inexpensive design has the potential to improve accessibility to high-quality diagnostics. More...
26 Jan 2023
Image: Flexible copper sensor made cheaply from ordinary materials (Photo courtesy of University of São Paulo)

Low-Cost Portable Sensor Detects Heavy Metals in Sweat

Expensive equipment and a controlled laboratory environment are usually required to detect heavy metals in body fluids. Researchers have now developed a portable sensor made of simple materials that can detect heavy metals in sweat, which is easily sampled. More...
24 Jan 2023
Image: The microelectronic fibers fabricated by the thermal drawing process and its fabrics for sweat sensing (Photo courtesy of Jingxuan Wu et al)

Smart Fibers Could Allow T-Shirts to Analyze Electrolytes and Metabolites in Sweat

A team of researchers has developed a microelectronic fiber with microscopic parameters that is capable of analyzing electrolytes and metabolites in sweat. The development could pave the way for fiber-based smart clothes that offer more versatility in terms of functions, larger sensing areas, and greater comfort. More...
23 Jan 2023
Image: The vertical electrochemical transistor is based on a new kind of electronic polymer and a vertical, instead of planar architecture (Photo courtesy of Northwestern University)

Revolutionary Transistor Could Allow Wearable Devices to Measure Sodium and Potassium in Blood

Researchers have developed a revolutionary transistor that could be suitable for lightweight, flexible, high-performance bioelectronics. The electrochemical transistor is compatible with blood and water and can amplify important signals, paving the way for its application in biomedical sensing. More...
23 Jan 2023
Image: The eBiobots are the first wireless bio-hybrid machines, combining biological tissue, microelectronics and 3D-printed soft polymers (Photo courtesy of Yongdeok Kim)

Remotely Controlled Miniature Biological Robots Could Be Used for MIS and Detection of Disease Biomarkers

A team of researchers has developed remotely controlled miniature biological robots that could find potential applications in medicine, such as minimum invasive surgery or detection of cancer within the human body. More...
23 Jan 2023
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