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Smart Contacts
July 24, 2014 5:04 PM by Michael Jones
We’ve discussed mobile medicine and hand-held technology before, but a recent partnership between drug manufacturer Novartis and internet juggernaut Google takes the theory to a whole new level. The two companies announced their collaboration to develop Read More...
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Crowdfunding MDx
February 5, 2014 4:38 PM by Michael Jones
We’re all familiar with the popularity of crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter for both the largely successful and also the somewhat misguided attempts to gather funding for movies and music videos, but lately a much more serious group has turned to Read More...
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Multiple Genomes
January 3, 2014 5:34 PM by Michael Jones
The concept of genetic mosaics and chimeras in terms of our individual genomes has come up before , but continued research seems to be confirming the suspicion that there is no one individual genome lately. As I discussed in the last article, “chimera” Read More...
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The Quick Chip
June 19, 2013 10:58 AM by Michael Jones
Treatment for a bacterial infection can all come down to a question of time. According to a recent story from Medical News Today , researchers from the University of Toronto (UT) in Canada have developed a chip to identify the problem and the best course Read More...
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Medicine Goes Mobile
May 31, 2013 12:20 PM by Michael Jones
Smartphones are amazing pieces of technology. Not only can we organize our calendars, surf the internet, listen to music, play scrabble and communicate with our friends and family using any number of social networking platforms -- let alone the actual Read More...
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Lab-on-a-Chip, Round 2
May 2, 2013 12:12 PM by Michael Jones
Imagine a healthcare facility where a small sample of blood is taken as you walk in the door, just .25 attomoles -- you’d barely notice. They drop your sample into a small, handheld device and, by the time your physician has come to see you, they are Read More...
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Handheld Testing
March 22, 2013 5:01 PM by Michael Jones
The handheld testing application has always been something I’ve only ever imagined as a bad plot device in science fiction. For researchers at Columbia University’s The Flu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, it was apparently much, Read More...
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The Black Box
February 1, 2013 2:52 PM by Michael Jones
Since the success of the Human Genome Project, scientists and researchers have been working towards rapid DNA sequencing. While routine genetic sequencing in clinical environments remains a technology of the future, a recent news briefing from DarkDaily Read More...
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Suitcase School
December 5, 2012 1:00 PM by Michael Jones
Every day, laboratory technology is getting faster and more precise, but what about smaller? According to a recent Dark Daily news briefing , Australian pathologist, Dr. Tim Inglis, researched mosquito-borne illnesses on the move with a molecular pathology Read More...
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Coming to a Walgreens Near You: Diagnostic Testing
June 12, 2012 8:38 AM by Valerie Newitt
The big drugstore chains have already entered the domains of convenience grocery stores, photo and passport services, and even primary care clinics. So it's no surprise that they've just launched selected point-of-care diagnostic testing as well. Walgreens' Read More...
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HIV Testing: From POC to In-Home?
May 14, 2012 2:25 PM by Valerie Newitt
Who's Positive, a national HIV awareness organization, says consumers want at-home HIV tests. Results from a year-long online survey measuring support for over-the-counter HIV testing will be presented today to the FDA Blood Products Advisory Committee. Read More...
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Exclusive Content
February 2, 2012 3:18 PM by Kerri Penno
ADVANCE wants to reward our loyal community of readers. We've gathered an exclusive collection of resources, spotlights and tools you won't find anywhere else. We'll continue compiling valuable information accessible only by ADVANCE members. Not yet a Read More...
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Simple "Chip" Could Revolutionize Third World Diagnostics
February 26, 2010 8:59 AM by Kelly Graham
George Whitesides, a chemistry professor at Harvard University, sees great beauty and possibility in simplicity. He’s also got a passion for bringing diagnostics to underprivileged, overpopulated areas. Laboratorians have heard talk of lab-on-a-chip technology Read More...
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A1C for Diabetes Diagnosis
June 8, 2009 3:29 PM by Kelly Graham
The A1C assay continues to gain ground as a potential replacement test for the diagnosis of diabetes after an international committee of experts recommended the test at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions this weekend. The assay is traditionally Read More...
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Clinical Diagnostics' Magnetic Attraction
February 5, 2009 1:30 PM by Kelly Graham
An interesting technology may some day change the way many enzymes, hormones and proteins are measured and at-home blood glucose monitoring is performed. Micromem Applied Sensor Technologies Inc. (MASTInc), a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Micromem Technologies Read More...
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