We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience, read our Cookie Policy

Interstitial Fluid Microneedles Open New Diagnostic Door

News   Jan 04, 2019 | Original story from Sandia National Laboratories

Hollow Microneedles Enable Collection of Dermal Interstitial Fluid

Sandia National Laboratories researcher Philip Miller examines a microneedle device. The new device design uses an array of needles and can extract 20 microliters of interstitial fluid, compared to the two microliters that the previous version of the device achieved. Image credit: Randy Montoya, Sandia National Laboratories



"Simple" Threshold Could Predict COPD Breathing Difficulties


A new study provides evidence to support a simple measurement for diagnosing clinically significant airflow obstruction, the key characteristic of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.


New Alzheimer's Blood Test to Start Clinical Study in Autumn


Researchers have used a method to develop a new blood marker capable of detecting whether or not a person has Alzheimer’s disease. If the method is approved for clinical use, the researchers hope eventually to see it used as a diagnostic tool in primary healthcare. This autumn, they will start a trial in primary healthcare to test the technique.


Urine Biomarkers Could Improve Diagnosis of Serious Kidney Allergic Reaction


A team led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers says it has identified two protein biomarkers in urine that may one day be used to better diagnose acute interstitial nephritis, an underdiagnosed but treatable kidney disorder that impairs renal function in the short term and can lead to chronic kidney disease, permanent damage or renal failure if left unchecked.



Like what you just read? You can find similar content on the communities below.

Biopharma Cell Science Diagnostics Immunology & Microbiology

To personalize the content you see on Technology Networks homepage, Log In or Subscribe for Free