Research & development > Clinical diagnostics

Ebola virus allegedly re-emerges in survivor, infects family

25 July, 2018

Ebola virus may have re-emerged in a woman a year after she survived an acute infection, potentially leading to the infection of her husband and two of their sons.


Breakthrough blood test to detect melanoma early

18 July, 2018

Australian researchers have developed what is claimed to be the world's first blood test capable of detecting melanoma in its early stages.


Heart attack or chest pain? Take this diagnostic test and find out

04 December, 2017

Upstream Medical Technologies has developed a biomarker-based diagnostic test to rule out the risk of imminent heart attack for the significant number of people presenting at hospital with chest pain.


Polymeric materials with molecular recognition capabilities

20 November, 2017

University of Leicester experts in association with the spin-off company MIP Diagnostics have developed polymeric materials with molecular recognition capabilities which hold the potential to outperform natural antibodies in various diagnostic applications.


Empowering laboratories of the future: the urgent need for clinical context

31 March, 2017 by Martin Wilkinson*

Laboratory professionals must have detailed clinical information to make decisions on the most effective testing for patients.


Fast diagnostics tests to be commercialised by Oxford spinout

27 July, 2016

Technology co-developed at the Universities of Oxford and Sao Paulo State University will be commercialised by spinout company Oxford Impedance Diagnostics (OID), offering the potential for the development of ultrasensitive fast diagnostic tests for a range of diseases.


Swift, simple, early Zika detection in blood

08 June, 2016

Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo has developed what is said to be the world's first kit able to directly detect the Zika virus (ZIKV) in blood.


Tropical disease detection funded by the government

01 June, 2016

Atomo Diagnostics has secured $1.38 million to assist in the development and commercialisation of new rapid tests for the detection of dengue and chikungunya viruses, which are leading causes of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics.


Advancing digital pathology adoption

01 April, 2016

Massachusetts General Hospital will serve as a key testing site for a multicentred instrument precision study involving Royal Philips' digital pathology whole slide imaging IntelliSite Solution.


Counting molecules with a mobile phone

26 February, 2016

Scientists from the California Institute of Technology have invented a technique that will help bring emerging diagnostic capabilities out of laboratories and to the point of care.


Liver fibrosis prediction with an online calculator

12 February, 2016

Researchers have developed an online calculator that can help doctors to quickly and accurately predict liver fibrosis.


Tips for thriving in the age of diversified laboratory testing

28 January, 2016 by Martin Wilkinson*

Opting to manage point-of-care testing in an overall framework for diversified testing is an opportunity for progressive laboratories rather than a threat.


A saliva test for heart failure

18 December, 2015

Associate Professor Chamindie Punyadeera is looking to produce a heart failure test that is quick and easy to administer, by screening saliva instead of blood.


Fungal resistance a growing healthcare threat

30 July, 2015

The ESCMID is imploring global healthcare professionals and bodies to take a more active role in the growing problem of fungal resistance. The society believes that fungal infections are neglected worldwide, despite the fact that over 300 million people of all ages suffer from a serious fungal infection every year.


Point-of-care diagnostics for Ebola

30 July, 2015

Integrated DNA Technologies and Ubiquitome have collaborated on the development of technology that can detect the Ebola virus in the field. The companies' assay and PCR device will be used to detect Zaire ebolavirus, the species involved in the 2013–2015 West African Ebola outbreak.


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