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Image: The BD MAX System is a fully automated platform that gives the power to consolidate and standardize a broad range of molecular tests including the BD Max enteric panel (Photo courtesy of Becton Dickinson).

Enteric Viral Panel Gets FDA Clearance

Acute viral gastroenteritis can be contracted by virtually any patient and spread within close community settings such as daycare centers, nursing facilities, and cruise ships. More...
10 Jan 2019
Image: An ink-jet printer layers gold nanoparticle ink constructing a batch of biosensors that could detect a breast cancer protein in the blood (Photo courtesy of Colleen E. Krause, PhD).

Less-Invasive Biosensor Created for Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women. Usually, diagnosis of the disease involves a mammogram or ultrasound followed by an invasive needle biopsy, where specific biomarkers are identified to determine the type of breast cancer type and develop a treatment plan. Results from a biopsy examination take up to two weeks. More...
26 Dec 2018
Mayo Medical Laboratories
Image: Digitally colorized scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image depicts numerous filamentous Ebola virus particles (red) budding from a chronically infected VERO E6 cell (blue). New technology can distinguish Ebola infected patients from other endemic febrile diseases (Photo courtesy of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases).

POC Diagnostic Differentiates Ebola from Endemic Febrile Diseases

Hemorrhagic fever outbreaks such as Ebola are difficult to detect and control because of the lack of low-cost, easily deployable diagnostics and because initial clinical symptoms mimic other endemic diseases such as malaria. More...
24 Dec 2018
Image: The SD BIOLINE Malaria Ag P.f/Pan test is a rapid, qualitative and differential test for the detection of histidine-rich protein II (HRP-II) antigen of Plasmodium falciparum and common Plasmodium lactate dehydrogenase (pLDH) of Plasmodium species in human whole blood (Photo courtesy of Alere).

Rapid Malaria Diagnostic Test Detects Placental Infection

Malaria remains one of the most important parasitic infections in humans. It is endemic throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the world and is responsible for more than 200 million clinical cases and more than 400,000 deaths each year. More...
19 Dec 2018
Image: Conceptual representation for the detection of bacteria concentration and proliferation. The electrical signal of the resonator is analyzed through a vector network analyzer (VNA) to gather resonant profile for bacteria in different concentrations and environmental pH, and for long-term screening of their growth (Photo courtesy of the University of British Columbia).

Inexpensive Biosensor Provides Rapid Diagnosis of Bacterial Infections

Bacterial infection is a common problem throughout hospitals around the worlds. Every hour of delay in antibiotic treatment increases the mortality rate of patients by 7.6% with sepsis and septic shocks. More...
11 Dec 2018
CELLAVISION AB
authorization (Photo courtesy of Chembio Diagnostic Systems).

Ebola Test with Portable Reader Authorized for Emergency Use

Ebola is a rare but deadly virus that causes fever, body aches, and diarrhea, and sometimes bleeding inside and outside the body. As the virus spreads through the body, it damages the immune system and organs. Ultimately, it causes levels of blood-clotting cells to drop. This leads to severe, uncontrollable bleeding and kills up to 90% of people infected. More...
26 Nov 2018
Image: FebriDx provides clinicians with a 10-minute assessment of the body’s immune response to an acute respiratory infection (ARI) directly from a fingerstick blood sample (Photo courtesy of RPS Diagnostics).

POC Immune Response Test Cleared for Europe

A single-use, disposable test identifies patients who have a clinically significant underlying infection and aids in the differentiation of viral and bacterial acute respiratory infection (ARI) through the rapid detection of both Myxovirus resistance protein A (MxA) and C-reactive protein (CRP). More...
21 Nov 2018


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