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  • Testing Strategies to Distinguish Between COVID-19 and Flu, Mitochondria Warns Of Severe Disease: COVID-19 Updates

    Diagnostics World News | Quantified smell loss the best predictor of COVID-19 among those with symptoms, the outlook for self-tests, circulating mitochondria as a warning of severe disease, and more. Plus: QIAGEN’s PCR test stands up to new variants, new development on tests to distinguish between SARS-CoV-2 and influenza.

    Jan 22, 2021
  • Understanding Cancer’s Home

    Diagnostics World News | Cancer tries its hardest not to be found. Seeking to better understand the early tumor micro-environment may prove to be a powerful harbinger of early cancer development. In our quest for early cancer detection, we should look more closely at the complex and potentially detectable changes in the micro-environment surrounding the tumor.

    Jan 19, 2021
  • Antibody Detection in Seconds, AI Screening Tool Launches, Racial Inequalities in Testing: COVID-19 Updates

    Diagnostics World News I Princeton University spin-off launches AI COVID screening tool, new antibody test helps select donor blood samples for therapeutic use, concerns raised over UK’s rollout of rapid asymptomatic testing, and Wuhan study finds symptoms linger for many. Plus: FDA grants EUA for high-volume antigen test and asymptomatic testing, new simplified COVID-19 testing method, and nanomaterial-based biosensing platform detects COVID-19 antibodies in seconds.

    Jan 15, 2021
  • Diagnostics Outlook Bright Says Illumina At JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

    Diagnostics World News | At the 39th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco today, Illumina CEO Francis deSouza outlined Illumina’s take on the genomics market, focusing heavily on a rosy outlook for clinical genomics.

    Jan 12, 2021
  • Valencell Announces Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitoring For Finger, Wrist

    Diagnostics World News | Valencell today announced that its calibration-free, cuffless blood pressure (BP) technology for wearables is now able to be used in devices worn on the finger and wrist including smartwatches, fitness bands, patches and pulse oximeter finger clips.

    Jan 12, 2021
  • Electricity-Producing Bacteria Power Test Of Antibiotic Effectiveness

    Diagnostics World News | Energy-generating bacteria, only in recent years leveraged to power biobatteries, have now been deployed for paper-based biosensing of antibiotic effectiveness. The innovative twist here is a high-throughput antimicrobial susceptibility testing device that eliminates the need for lab culturing and provides actionable results within five hours.

    Jan 11, 2021
  • New Test Delivers Results in Minutes, Loss of Smell Common in Mild Cases, Entire UK Population To Be Home-Tested: COVID-19 Updates

    Diagnostics World News I New technology has the potential for at-home immunity monitoring, novel COVID-19 test delivers results in under five minutes, Spectrum Solutions to provide saliva collection device for UK population weekly testing. Plus: Phillips, BioIntelliSense, University of Colorado receive award to validate BioSticker wearable sensor to detect early COVID-19 symptoms.

    Jan 8, 2021