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Infectious Disease Diagnostics – News and Features

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Liquid Biopsy: Reading the Signs of Disease From Biofluid

Liquid biopsy is a novel diagnostic tool, which seeks for signs of disease from various biofluids. This article will explore recent developments in the liquid biopsy field and the impact they are making on patients.
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The Three Pillars of Plant-Based Food Testing – Functionality, Composition and Safety

In the rapidly growing plant-based food market, characterizing novel ingredients is fundamental to further growth. This article explores how processors can leverage accurate testing and analysis technologies to create scalable processes and high-quality plant-based foods that meet the needs of consumers.
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CRISPR-Based Test Enables Rapid Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Variants

An easy-to-use diagnostic test for COVID infection has been created that is more sensitive than the commonly used at-home antigen tests, and that also allows for the rapid and specific detection of SARS-CoV-2 variants in point-of-care settings.
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Gut Cells Act as Infection Sensors

Gut cells can use a "sense of touch" to detect harmful bacteria and then initiate an immune response.
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At-Home Prototype Saliva Test Competes With RT-PCR

A prototype at-home test for SARS-CoV-2 that requires a non-invasive saliva sample has been shown to be comparable to RT-PCR in terms of specificity and sensitivity.
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Next-Generation Sequencing Compared to Standard of Care Diagnostics

According to a study, next-generation sequencing diagnostic systems enable clinicians to simultaneously sequence multiple strands of DNA found in patient samples and use that analysis to identify a single pathogen.
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COVID-19 Test Accurately Identifies Specific Variants

Researchers have developed a COVID-19 test that detects and identifies specific SARS-CoV-2 variants with 100% accuracy.
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A Paradigm Shift in Sepsis Diagnostics

In this interview, Rolland Carlson, PhD, CEO of Immunexpress, discusses sepsis and the company’s FDA cleared SeptiCyte® RAPID test, as well as a take on the company’s differentiated value and outlook.
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New Test Rapidly Measures SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Levels

A research team recently invented an accurate rapid-testing device that can quantify and display the antibody level as a length of a visual bar, like a mercury thermometer, in as few as 20 minutes.
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Automation in the Lab of the Future

In a recent interview with Technology Networks, Mathew Keegan discusses how automation is already enhancing the lab experience, the challenges it faces and where it may head in the future.
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