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Image: The new Acusera quality control reagents are designed for cost-effectiveness, as well as accurate and reproducible results (Photo courtesy of Randox).

New QC Reagents Compatible with Multiple Immunoassay Platforms

A new set of infectious disease (serology) quality control reagents is designed to deliver a cost-effective, high-quality solution for the analysis of infectious diseases, while producing repeatable trustworthy results on various immunoassay platforms. More...
22 Sep 2019
Image: Breath analysis of lung cancer patients with the eNose device could identify patients who would or would not respond to immunotherapeutic treatment with 85% accuracy (Photo courtesy of Amsterdam University Medical Centers).

Breath Analysis Identifies Cancer Patients Likely to Benefit from Immunotherapy

An “electronic nose” analytical device has been developed that can determine the likelihood of a cancer patient to respond successfully to immunotherapy. More...
22 Sep 2019
Image: The Parsortix system for collection of circulating tumor cells (Photo courtesy of ANGLE plc).

Automated Collection of CTCs Improves Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

A recent paper described the benefits of circulating tumor cell (CTC) analysis for improving the diagnosis of aggressive prostate cancer beyond currently used PSA (prostate specific antigen) measurement, biopsy and/or MRI imagery. More...
16 Sep 2019
Image: Zika virus particles (red) shown in African green monkey kidney cells (Photo courtesy of the [U.S.] National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases).

Zika Virus Test Kit Receives American Marketing Approval

A blood test designed to confirm diagnosis of Zika virus infection has been granted 510(k) marketing approval that allows it to be sold in the United States. More...
16 Sep 2019
Image: The transverse section of a chorionic villus (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Method Developed for Enriching Trophoblast Population in Samples

A recent paper described a technique to increase the proportion of placental trophoblast cells in cervical samples by 700%, which enables individual trophoblasts to be picked out for genetic testing. More...
02 Sep 2019
Image: A diagram illustrating the combined use of bioorthogonal ligation (i.e., the reaction between Tz and TCO) and disulfide cleavage–driven by DTT to enable capture and release of CTCs using Click Chips (Photo courtesy of University of California, Los Angeles).

CTC Purification Enables Identification of Cancer-Linked Genetic Arrangements

The use of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) as a surrogate tumor source for molecular profiling of disease offers a potential noninvasive diagnostic solution for understanding underlying tumor biology, guiding treatment interventions, and monitoring disease progression. More...
29 Aug 2019
Image: The 3320 osmometer used to assess urine osmolality, a measure of urine concentration and hydration (Photo courtesy of Advanced Instruments).

Urinary Hydration Markers Tested for Storage Condition Validity

Fluid balance is an aspect of the homeostasis of organisms in which the amount of water in the organism needs to be controlled, via osmoregulation and behavior, such that the concentrations of electrolytes in the various body fluids are kept within healthy ranges. More...
27 Aug 2019

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