Economical, fast point-of-care diagnoses are on the cusp of reality. However, before these disposable lab-on-a-chip systems become part of every doctors’ repertoire in Australia, radical changes will have to be woven into the Medicare system and pathologists are unlikely to relinquish their monopoly on performing these tests willingly. In this article, ICT Results looks at how close to reality the science of point of care is.
Researchers are creating automated micro-fluidic devices which can do macro-chemistry at the microscale. The lab-on-a-chip DNA analyser wll be able to complete DNA tests away from the laboratory in a fraction of the current time required.
Rheology Solutions will be manufacturing an online rheometer developed by CSIRO Industrial Physics. The process control rheometer can be operated in an inline or online configuration and used to measure the viscoelastic properties of a process fluid in real time.
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Phenomenex has added regenerated cellulose (RC) syringe filters to its Phenex line. By removing particulates from the sample, the filters prevent build-up and blockage of chromatography columns and frits while minimising wear and tear on injection valves.
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The Imprint Chromatin Immunoprecipitation (ChIP) kit for epigenetic research provides a complete solution for chromatin immunoprecipitation, including columns and reagents for DNA purification as well as an integrated protocol for ChIP DNA amplification with the GenomePlex whole genome amplification kit.