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Wearable sensors in place of finger pricks?

Wearable sensors in place of finger pricks? | In-Vitro Diagnostic | Scoop.it

It’s stretchable, like a band-aid, waterproof, and long lasting. In today’s Medical Moment, how this small patch may soon take the place of invasive health monitors. For many diabetics, daily monitoring of blood sugar means a finger prick. But what if there was a better way?

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CDC Partners Estimate Healthcare Cost of Antibiotic-resistant Infections

CDC Partners Estimate Healthcare Cost of Antibiotic-resistant Infections | In-Vitro Diagnostic | Scoop.it

CDC teamed up with experts at the University of Utah School of Medicine to estimate that treating six antibiotic resistance threats contribute to more than $4.6 billion in health care costs annually. Partnerships like this help CDC gain a better understanding of the impact of antibiotic resistance in healthcare, help clinicians target infection control practices, and support healthcare decision makers to make informed choices that improve patient safety. Cost estimates can help guide actions needed to prevent resistant infections.

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GE Is Developing COVID-19-Detector for Smartphones

GE Is Developing COVID-19-Detector for Smartphones | In-Vitro Diagnostic | Scoop.it

Similar to smartphone tech that detects low air quality, this microchip would pick up the coronavirus.

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Research conducted by AMS shows immediate demand for at-home COVID-19 testing from consumers, employers and payors.

Research conducted by AMS shows immediate demand for at-home COVID-19 testing from consumers, employers and payors. | In-Vitro Diagnostic | Scoop.it

Ninety percent of consumers would use an at-home COVID-19 test, including half who would use a test at least once per month. Of those surveyed, 75% would be willing to anonymously share their results with local public health officials, and 57% would be at least somewhat willing to share results with their names attached.

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Sensing of COVID‐19 Antibodies in Seconds via Aerosol Jet Nanoprinted Reduced‐Graphene‐Oxide‐Coated 3D Electrodes

Sensing of COVID‐19 Antibodies in Seconds via Aerosol Jet Nanoprinted Reduced‐Graphene‐Oxide‐Coated 3D Electrodes | In-Vitro Diagnostic | Scoop.it

Rapid diagnosis is critical for the treatment and prevention of diseases. An advanced nanomaterial‐based biosensing platform that detects COVID‐19 antibodies within seconds is reported. The biosensing platform is created by 3D nanoprinting of three‐dimensional electrodes, coating the electrodes by nanoflakes of reduced‐graphene‐oxide (rGO), and immobilizing specific viral antigens on the rGO nanoflakes. The electrode is then integrated with a microfluidic device and used in a standard electrochemical cell.

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CalTech’s new battery can draw energy from human sweat

CalTech’s new battery can draw energy from human sweat | In-Vitro Diagnostic | Scoop.it

The California Institute of Technology is working on an electronic skin, a sensor-filled sticker, that can turn human sweat into energy enough to power basic devices like heart-rate sensors, glucose-level trackers, or even a low-energy Bluetooth radio. These stickers work by harvesting ‘lactate’ from the sweat we produce. The lactate is absorbed by the electronic skin’s fuel cells – which are made from carbon nanotubes that host a platinum/cobalt catalyst and an enzyme that uses oxygen in the air to break down the lactate into water and a substance called pyruvate. CalTech’s researchers say these stickers can generate a continuous stream of energy (as much as “several milliwatts per square centimeter”), making it enough to offset the need for a battery, which the technology hopes to eventually replace.

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High Prevalence of Chronic Disorders to Boost Adoption of In Vitro Diagnostics in United States

High Prevalence of Chronic Disorders to Boost Adoption of In Vitro Diagnostics in United States | In-Vitro Diagnostic | Scoop.it

Diagnostic technology has evolved over the years. Advancements in laboratory science, instrumentation and analysis have led to the introduction of more advanced technologies such as molecular biology, DNA technology, molecular chemistry, cell culture technology, bioanalytical techniques, clinical technologies, computer-aided diagnostic procedures and many others. As these technologies are continuously developed, new diagnostic tools are being introduced in the market that will help doctors evaluate various illnesses and diseases.

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Sensor Rapidly Detects SARS-CoV-2, Antibodies, and Inflammatory Markers

Sensor Rapidly Detects SARS-CoV-2, Antibodies, and Inflammatory Markers | In-Vitro Diagnostic | Scoop.it

Researchers at Caltech have developed a low-cost multiplex test that can rapidly provide three different types of data on COVID-19. The test can detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2, antibodies against the virus (potentially indicating a level of immunity), and inflammatory markers that could indicate the severity of COVID-19. Using blood or saliva, the test can provide a result in as little as 10 minutes. The researchers hope that it could soon be used by people at home to assess their COVID-19 status.

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The fight against Sars-CoV-2 in 2021: What’s next?

The fight against Sars-CoV-2 in 2021: What’s next? | In-Vitro Diagnostic | Scoop.it

Metagenomics applied in a rapid clinical setting was unthinkable just a few years ago but now can be deployed by any hospital with local deployment.

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Emulate Unveils Brain-Chip 

Emulate Unveils Brain-Chip  | In-Vitro Diagnostic | Scoop.it

Emulate has unveiled a brain-chip aimed at enhancing neuroinflammatory disease research and drug discovery. According to a press release by emulate, the comprehensive neurovascular unit model emulates features of the human brain and blood-brain barrier.

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COVID-19 Test Kit Vending Machines Available at UC San Diego

COVID-19 Test Kit Vending Machines Available at UC San Diego | In-Vitro Diagnostic | Scoop.it

These involve answering a daily survey so as to determine whether or not someone is experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19. These also let you know if you've been exposed to someone with symptoms or who has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Cooool!!!... Self-diagnostics with an idiot-proof device! This is what "pandemic preparedness" should actually look like: IVD centers as well as vaccinatoriums are like re-inventing the wheel, when mass distribution, last-mile delivery and cold chain management are just routine terms for some retail businesses. The dots connect around "self-" practice: self-diagnostics, self-vaccination... I was involved in similar topics about a decade ago, dealing with "immunization in emerging countries" (remember Self-Vax and P4 Guys?...): sad to realize that pandemic preparedness is actually a universal topic, still unsolved...

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Moderna, Roche team up to track duration of Covid-19 protection after vaccination

Moderna, Roche team up to track duration of Covid-19 protection after vaccination | In-Vitro Diagnostic | Scoop.it

Moderna is using a Roche antibody test in clinical trials of its Covid-19 vaccine. The test can measure the antibodies created through vaccination, offering a window into how long protection lasts.

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Novel 3D-printed hollow microneedles facilitate safe, reliable, and informative sampling of perilymph from guinea pigs

Novel 3D-printed hollow microneedles facilitate safe, reliable, and informative sampling of perilymph from guinea pigs | In-Vitro Diagnostic | Scoop.it

3D-printed microneedles perforated the round window membrane and aspirated 1 µL of perilymph.

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Why rapid testing needs to go digital

Why rapid testing needs to go digital | In-Vitro Diagnostic | Scoop.it

The use of lateral flow testing is increasing, and for societies to get maximum benefits from it, it has to go digital. The FDA knows this and has recently mandated that any new lateral flow solution must contain a digital component.

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Tattoo made of gold nanoparticles revolutionizes medical diagnostics

Tattoo made of gold nanoparticles revolutionizes medical diagnostics | In-Vitro Diagnostic | Scoop.it

Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have developed a novel type of implantable sensor which can be operated in the body for several months. The sensor is based on color-stable gold nanoparticles that are modified with receptors for specific molecules. Embedded into an artificial polymeric tissue, the nanogold is implanted under the skin where it reports changes in drug concentrations by changing its color.

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Apple Watch yields heart data nearly as good as clinical tests, report claims

Apple Watch yields heart data nearly as good as clinical tests, report claims | In-Vitro Diagnostic | Scoop.it

What Apple has proven across the last few years is that the data its watch gathers can make a difference. But what’s different about the latest Stanford research is that it shows not only that Apple Watch can detect health problems, but also that it enables pretty much the same quality of heart health data you’ll pick up when visiting a clinic.

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La méthode et la rigueur, grandes absentes de la Covid-19

La méthode et la rigueur, grandes absentes de la Covid-19 | In-Vitro Diagnostic | Scoop.it
Il n’y a plus d’analyse de résolutions de problèmes dans nos institutions. L’émotionnel, le ressenti font la loi. Il en va de même pour la gestion de la crise covid.
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New skin patch brings us closer to wearable, all-in-one health monitor

New skin patch brings us closer to wearable, all-in-one health monitor | In-Vitro Diagnostic | Scoop.it

The new patch is a product of two pioneering efforts in the UC San Diego Center for Wearable Sensors, for which Wang serves as director. Wang's lab has been developing wearables capable of monitoring multiple signals simultaneously—chemical, physical and electrophysiological—in the body. And in the lab of UC San Diego nanoengineering professor Sheng Xu, researchers have been developing soft, stretchy electronic skin patches that can monitor blood pressure deep inside the body. By joining forces, the researchers created the first flexible, stretchable wearable device that combines chemical sensing (glucose, lactate, alcohol and caffeine) with blood pressure monitoring.

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Un test salivaire délivre son résultat en 5 minutes sur smartphone

Un test salivaire délivre son résultat en 5 minutes sur smartphone | In-Vitro Diagnostic | Scoop.it

Cette innovation pourrait bien permettre aux salariés de retourner au travail : la MedTech Grapheal met au point un test qui, grâce au graphène polymère, détecte le virus en cinq minutes. Les résultats du test arrivant directement sur le smartphone de l’utilisateur.

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Electronic Skin Senses Pain, Temp, Pressure as Fast as Human Dermis

Electronic Skin Senses Pain, Temp, Pressure as Fast as Human Dermis | In-Vitro Diagnostic | Scoop.it

Scientists at the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia have announced the development of an artificial skin material that can sense pain, temperature, and pressure. It’s remarkable because it replicates how real skin responds to stimuli, which sends appropriate electric signals through neural pathways to the brain. The technology is slated to allow for life-like transmission of tactile sensations through prosthetic arms and legs, and may even help replace skin grafts with artificial solutions.

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Saliva COVID Test Uses Smartphone for Results in 15 Minutes

Saliva COVID Test Uses Smartphone for Results in 15 Minutes | In-Vitro Diagnostic | Scoop.it

Scientists at Tulane University have reported a new COVID-19 saliva test that uses a smartphone to provide results in as little as 15 minutes. Similar to technology from UC Berkeley that we reported on last week, the new test uses CRISPR technology and does not involve polymerase chain reaction (PCR) that, though accurate, is slow to deliver results. It is purportedly faster, more accurate, and easier to perform that existing gold standard PCR tests, while requiring less equipment and achieving results in minutes rather than days.

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10 Second COVID Antibody Test on a Chip

10 Second COVID Antibody Test on a Chip | In-Vitro Diagnostic | Scoop.it

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a microfluidic chip that can provide rapid COVID-19 antibody tests. The electrochemical test can detect very low concentrations of antibodies in blood samples, and transmits the results to a smartphone. The test could help to measure patient responses to vaccines and determine if they have been previously exposed to SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19.

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Real-time ELISA for Continuous Blood Testing

Real-time ELISA for Continuous Blood Testing | In-Vitro Diagnostic | Scoop.it

The technology is doing to the ubiquitous ELISA tests (Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay) what video did to still photography. It provides a continuous stream of snapshots of readings that can be used to view trends of analyte concentrations in near real-time.

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FDA Authorizes First Direct-to-Consumer COVID-19 Test

FDA Authorizes First Direct-to-Consumer COVID-19 Test | In-Vitro Diagnostic | Scoop.it

This home sample collection kit can be purchased online or in a store without a prescription. It is intended to enable users to access information about their COVID-19 infection status that could aid with determining if self-isolation (quarantine) is appropriate and to assist with health care decisions after discussion with a health care professional.

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Startup gets Army funding to test wearable monitor for early Covid-19 detection

Startup gets Army funding to test wearable monitor for early Covid-19 detection | In-Vitro Diagnostic | Scoop.it

Remote monitoring startup BioIntelliSense and Royal Phillips received $2.8 million to test BioIntelliSense’s device for the early detection of Covid-19 symptoms. The startup received FDA clearance for its small, adhesive monitoring device last year.

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