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A portable device for rapid and highly sensitive diagnostics

A portable device for rapid and highly sensitive diagnostics
When remote regions with limited health facilities experience an epidemic, they need portable diagnostic equipment that functions outside the hospital. As demand for such equipment grows, EPFL researchers have developed a low-cost and portable microfluidic diagnostic device. It has been tested on Ebola and can be used to detect many other diseases. Over the past several years, microfluidic devices have shown extraordinary potential in the area of diagnostics.
22nd February 2016

Smart pill can detect gut feelings & send data to a phone

Smart pill can detect gut feelings & send data to a phone
  Intestinal gases have been linked to colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but their role in health is poorly understood and there is currently no easy and reliable tool for detecting them inside the gut.
14th January 2016

Detecting cancer through a blood test

Detecting cancer through a blood test
On 10 January, Illumina of San Diego, California, announced that it has formed a venture that will use genetic-sequencing technology to detect cancer through a simple blood test. Such a ‘liquid biopsy’ would identify tumour-specific DNA or RNA in the blood before a person has begun to show symptoms. The Illumina announcement made a splash because of its backing — US$100 million in funding, with investors including Bill Gates and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's investment firm.
13th January 2016


Saliva test for rapid diagnosis of poisoning

Saliva test for rapid diagnosis of poisoning
Scientists at Loughborough University and the University of Cordoba have developed a new method for the rapid diagnosis of poisoning in apparently drunk patients. The saliva-based test offers the potential to screen for poisons commonly associated with the cheap or imitation manufacture of alcohol and γ-hydroxybutyric acid - the so-called ‘date rape’ drug GHB.The results are published in the Journal of Breath Research.
7th January 2016

Motion control for the University of Liverpool’s ‘bedside’ diagnostic instrument for sepsis

Motion control for the University of Liverpool’s ‘bedside’ diagnostic instrument for sepsis
Mclennan has been working with scientists and researchers at the University of Liverpool over the past two years to help develop a portable prototype diagnostic instrument that will perform a straightforward, quick, and robust test for detecting sepsis in patients from a small sample of blood. Sepsis is a bacterial infection of the blood, causing potentially fatal whole-body inflammation that injures tissue and organs. The condition may be overcome if treated early with antibiotics and intravenous fluids, but current tests can take up to two days to identify the condition, by which time a treatment regime can be ineffective. Scientists at the University have a successful method of detecting the infection at its early stages and are translating this test into a point-of-care device for improved ease and speed of diagnosis.  
3rd November 2015

Detecting pilot hypoxia in-flight & in real-time

Detecting pilot hypoxia in-flight & in real-time
United States researchers, led by the Air Force Research Laboratory, 711th  Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, replicated a fairly standard ‘hypoxic’ event. Volunteers were exposed to 5 minutes of reduced oxygen levels to simulate higher altitudes, followed by 5 minutes at 100% oxygen ‘recovery’. This is a typical response protocol to in-flight hypoxia.
28th October 2015

Programmable Bluetooth module aids medical applications

Programmable Bluetooth module aids medical applications
The CYBLE-022001-00 EZ-BLE PRoC Module from Cypress Semiconductor is now in stock at distributor Mouser Electronics. The programmable, SMT-ready, fully certified Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) module eliminates RF hardware design and reduces investment by eliminating the certification process. The integration and small footprint of the CYBLE-022001-00 make it ideal for medical, home entertainment, and computing applications.
13th August 2015


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