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Image: Live view of non-fluorescent specimens using the glowscope frame (Photo courtesy of Winona State University)

Device Converts Smartphone into Fluorescence Microscope for Just USD 50

A new device called the "Glowscope" can transform a smartphone or tablet into a fluorescence microscope for less than USD 50. This device allows for imaging of cells, tissues, and organisms under low magnification and can be used in schools, science outreach settings, and even in research labs. More...
14 Mar 2023
Image: The small, voice-activated device extracts and pretreats bacterial DNA (Photo courtesy of ACS Sensors)

Voice-Activated Sample Pre-Treatment Device Enables Hands-Free, Safer DNA Handling

Scientists using samples containing pathogens work with the smallest amounts possible in order to avoid accidental infection. Now, the same technology used by smart voice assistants could also make the laboratory a safer place for scientists and technicians handling infectious samples. More...
10 Feb 2023
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Image: The DataPaq handheld tube reader is a truly portable scanner (Photo courtesy of Ziath)

Wi-Fi Enabled Handheld Tube Reader Designed for Easy Portability

Ziath Ltd. has launched the DataPaq Handheld 2 tube reader, a truly portable scanner for rapidly reading single 2D bar-coded tubes that does not require any external computer and is easily operated with one hand; leaving the other hand free to manipulate tubes. More...
08 Feb 2023
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
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