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Anna MacDonald

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After obtaining a first-class honours 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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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.
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.
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.
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.

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.

Microfluidics for Single Cell Analysis of CTCs

Here we take a look at the use of microfluidic devices in the isolation and analysis of circulating tumor cells.
Industry Insight

A New Approach to Treating Hair Loss

We spoke to Lee Buckler, President and CEO of RepliCel, to learn about the cellular mechanisms responsible for hair loss, and the potential that cell therapy could offer to treat the condition.

5 Roles Mitochondria Play in Cells

This list looks at 5 roles that mitochondria have been shown to play in cells, and what can happen when these processes are disturbed.

A Step Closer to Personalised Medicine for Liver Fibrosis

We spoke to Dr. Mohammed Eslam, to learn about the identification of the protein responsible for liver fibrosis, and how this finding could help pave the future of diagnosis and treatment for patients.

6 Ultra-Low Cost Diagnostics

In this list we look at 6 promising ultra-low cost diagnostic technologies, which could help take the tools to where they are most needed.