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Image: A diagram of the wearable sweat-monitoring patch. A porous sweat-uptake layer is placed on a Nafion layer and sensors (Photo courtesy of the Institute for Basic Science).

Wearable Glucose Device Includes Drug-Delivery Module

Researchers have developed a convenient accurate sweat-based glucose monitoring and maintenance device that provides rapid glucose measurement and allows doctors to prescribe a multistep precisely controlled dosage of drugs. More...
24 Mar 2017
Image: A hydraulic battery pumping fluid through a simple microchannel at a constant rate of 0.6 microliters per minute. Each snapshot is 12 minutes apart (Photo courtesy of the University of North Carolina).

Paper-Based Battery Powers Microfluidic Devices

A team of biomedical engineers has developed a novel type of "hydraulic battery" that uses inexpensive, minute paper pumps to power the movement of liquids, including biological fluids, through portable microfluidic diagnostic or analytical devices. More...
22 Mar 2017
Image: The fully automated EUROArrayScan PCR system reads microarrays for fast and standardized detection of STI pathogens (Photo courtesy of EUROIMMUN).

Microarray PCR System Detects STI Pathogens

An automated microarray-based PCR (polymerase chain reaction) system is able to detect 11 STI (sexually transmitted infection) pathogens in parallel from the same patient sample. More...
21 Mar 2017
Image: A melanoma on a patient\'s skin (Photo courtesy of the National Cancer Institute).

Fine-Tuned Microscopy Offers Breakthrough Resolution of Melanoma

Researchers have refined a classic Raman-based technique and succeeded in imaging the two dominant melanin molecules, which could lead to new understandings and, critically, early detection of melanoma. More...
17 Mar 2017
Image: The Exodisc device effectively isolates extracellular vesicles from biological samples such as urine or blood (Photo courtesy of the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology).

Device Automates Collection of Extracellular Vesicles from Biological Fluids

A team of Korean cancer researchers has developed an automated system for isolating extracellular vesicles from biological fluids such as cell culture growth medium, urine, or blood. More...
15 Mar 2017
Image: The Zika virus is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito, such as A. aegypti (Image courtesy of Florida Atlantic University).

Portable Device Being Developed to Detect Zika at POC

A handheld diagnostic device may enable detection of Zika virus accurately, rapidly, and inexpensively in many settings, even at airports as it requires only a saliva sample. More...
10 Mar 2017
Image: The lab-on-a-chip comprises a clear silicone microfluidic chamber for housing cells and a reusable electronic strip — a flexible sheet of polyester with commercially available conductive nanoparticle ink (Photo courtesy of Zahra Koochak, Stanford University).

Inexpensive Diagnostic Device May Revolutionize Medical Care

A radically designed “lab on a chip” diagnostic device is expected to dramatically reduce the cost of isolating and characterizing rare cells and molecules, a process that is of critical importance in diagnosis of common lethal diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, and cancer. More...
28 Feb 2017

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