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Image: The BioPhotometer 6131 spectrophotometer/fluorometer (Photo courtesy of Eppendorf).

PCR Kit Developed for Detection of Q-fever Pathogen

Coxiella burnetii is an obligate intracellular bacterium that causes Q fever in animals and humans. The infection results from inhalation of a spore-like small-cell variant, and from contact with the milk, urine, feces, vaginal mucus or semen of infected animals. More...
17 Oct 2019
Image: A test to detect opioid drugs in exhaled breath was developed. In this photograph, a volunteer breathes normally into the human breath sampler. Samples are frozen before being taken to the laboratory for analysis (Photo courtesy of Dr. Cristina Davis, University of California, Davis).

Breath Analysis May Replace Blood Sampling to Monitor Drug Usage

A simple and non-invasive technique to collect exhaled breath condensate (EBC) from chronic pain patients was developed, and its usefulness was confirmed by comparing metabolites in breath and blood samples following use of different analgesic opioid drugs. More...
14 Oct 2019
Mayo Medical Laboratories
Image: Scientists have developed a test that detects deadly zinc deficiencies in a single drop of the blood. The test could be made compact enough so that many fit in an aid worker’s pocket. It could help expose broad malnutrition in crisis regions (Photo courtesy of Georgia Institute of Technology).

Pocket-Sized Zinc Deficiency Test Evaluated

Easy-to-perform, relatively inexpensive blood diagnostics have transformed at-home healthcare for some patients, but they require analytical equipment and are not easily adapted to measuring other biomarkers. More...
09 Oct 2019
Image: The ImageQuant LAS 4000 biomolecular imager (Photo courtesy of GE Healthcare).

Breakthrough Kit May Enable Early Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease with the highest incidence and is one of the most common central neurological disorders. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2016, the global number of individuals who lived with dementia was 43.8 million. More...
02 Oct 2019
Image: The Eclipse Immunohematology Analyzer incorporates STARGEL10 AUTO Card Stacker technology enabling the loading of 32 STARGEL10 AUTO cards at once (Photo courtesy of Haemokinesis).

Laser Incubator Developed for Rapid Blood Group Typing

Blood transfusion is a critical treatment for a variety of hematological conditions, including cancer chemotherapy, sickle cell disease treatments, bleeding trauma, including childbirth, and major surgery. More...
01 Oct 2019
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

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