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Anna MacDonald

Senior Science Editor


After obtaining a first-class honors degree in biological sciences from the University of East Anglia, Anna worked as a scientific conference producer before joining Technology Networks. As part of her role, Anna helps to coordinate coverage, working with key opinion leaders from industry and academia to produce content across all communities.


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Published Content
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Smartphones: Making Diagnostics Mobile

Since the introduction of the first iPhone in 2007, smartphones have transformed many aspects of society, changing the way people communicate, shop and access entertainment. The impact they could have on global health is also increasingly being realised.
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The Microfluidics Industry is Already Looking for the Next Killer Application

To learn more about the evolution of microfluidics and some of the applications driving growth in this area, we spoke to Sébastien Clerc and Dr Marjorie Villien, Yole Développement.
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The Growing Role of Microfluidics in Point-of-Care Diagnostics

Since the development of the first commercially available devices in the 1990’s, microfluidic technologies have been evolving to benefit an ever-greater range of applications. Over the last decade, one particularly promising real-world application to emerge has been Point-of-Care (POC) diagnostics.
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Cell Culture: Making Sense of 3D Tools

Cell culture has come a long way since Roux’s first method in 1885, playing a key role in a wide range of biological research, from drug discovery, to modelling diseases, to manufacturing vaccines.
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Encouraging Life Science Innovation: The Value of Accelerator Programs

We spoke to Giovanni Rizzo to learn about accelerator programs and the difference they can make to innovation, as well as share some tips for academics beginning a start-up venture.
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Industry Insight

Point-of-Care Testing for Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

We spoke to Barbara Fallowfield to learn about the test, the benefits it can offer patients, and the role that point-of-care tests may play in the future of healthcare.
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Industry Insight

How Metabolomic Biomarker Networks Could Help Diagnose Bladder Cancer

We spoke to Dr. Maximilian Zucker to learn more metabolomic biomarker networks and the role that they could play in the future of diagnostics.
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Industry Insight

Data-Driven Medicine: The Role of AI in Cancer Diagnostics

We find out how SOPHiA™, a recently introduced artificial intelligence platform, could help improve the adoption of liquid biopsies in hospitals.
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Industry Insight

First FDA Approval for NGS-based Companion Diagnostic

To learn about some of the challenges met in achieving FDA approval, the advantages the test offers, and how its use can benefit non-small cell lung cancer patients, we spoke to Joydeep Goswami, president of Clinical Next Generation Sequencing and Oncology at Thermo Fisher Scientific.
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Improved Analysis of Bloodstains at Crime Scenes

Analyzing bloodstains at crime scenes can play a key role in law enforcement efforts to identify criminals. Current testing methods however are not without their limitations, and improvements could help forensic practitioners to learn more about a suspect in a shorter timescale.
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