Anna MacDonald

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Increasing Diagnostic Certainty with Optical Biopsies
Blog

We spoke to Dr Sacha Loiseau, developer of Cellvizio®, to learn more about optical biopsy and the benefits it can bring to the clinic.

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Isolating Exosomes for Cancer Diagnostics
Article

Exosomes offer a promising avenue for the minimally invasive diagnosis and monitoring of a range of cancers. Overcoming the challenges of isolating these small vesicles from biofluids could lead to wider adoption of exosome technologies in the clinic, and eventually translate into earlier detection and improved treatment plans for cancer patients.

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Diagnosing Diabetes: The Value of HbA1c Testing
Article

We spoke to EKF’s Gavin Jones to learn more about the current methods of diabetes diagnosis and monitoring, the advantages of HbA1C testing, and how testing may change in the future.

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7 Diagnostic Developments of 2017
List

In this list we take a look at 7 promising developments in diagnostic technologies from the year so far.

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A New Approach to Hemoglobin Analysis
Article

To overcome some of the limitations of conventional methods of hemoglobin analysis, researchers from the University of Washington have recently developed a new approach utilizing microfluidics.

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The Tiny Pump with Big Applications
Blog

We spoke to Tom Harrison, Business Development Manager, TTP Ventus, to learn more about the technology behind Disc Pump, and some of the applications it could benefit.

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Origami-based Fast, Reconfigurable Flow Switch for Paper Microfluidics
Article

Researchers have recently developed a new type of switch for paper microfluidics made out of folded chromatography paper, published in Lab on a Chip. We spoke to Santosh Pandey, Associate Professor, Iowa State University, to learn more about the origami-based switch and the advantages it can offer.

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Tackling the Opioid Crisis: Genetic testing to identify addiction risk
Blog

Dr Keri Donaldson, CEO and founder of predictive health intelligence company Prescient Medicine, tells us about the role that genetic testing could play in tackling the opioid crisis.

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6 Microfluidic Researchers You Should Follow
List

In this list we take a look at 6 researchers whose contributions have helped (and are continuing to help) drive the field forward.

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Smartphones: Making Diagnostics Mobile
Article

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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