Biosensor Technology Detects Presence of Viruses

Friday, February 17th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_26985" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A technique developed at University of Leeds can detect the presence of Adenovirus."][/caption] A biosensor technology developed by researchers at the University of Leeds can lead to a noninvasive diagnostic for Adenovirus, a virus that causes many illnesses, from the common cold to gastroenteritis. The technology can ...

Slack Growth for Europe’s IVD Industry

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Despite an uptick in cardiology and diabetes testing and double-digit gains in management of hospital-acquired infections, Europe's IVD industry registered only 2% overall revenue growth in 2010, down from 3% the previous year, reports the European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association (EDMA). Short-sighted government attempts to balance budgets by limiting reimbursement of ...

Human++ Programme Announces Great Strides in Development of Lab-on-Chip Sensor Components

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Critical components of a biomedical lab-on-chip sensor that would enable rapid detection of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in DNA were presented at the International Electron Devices Meeting in San Francisco, CA, USA, this week by Panasonic. The items included a miniaturised pump for on-chip pressure generation, a micropillar filter optimised for DNA ...

Inexpensive Built-In Timer Improves Accuracy of Paper-Based IVD Devices

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

[caption id="attachment_19029" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Time's up! A colour change on the diagnostic device indicates when the test result is ready. Image courtesy Scott T. Phillips."][/caption] Here's a classic example of someone building the proverbial better mousetrap: A simple timer built into diagnostic devices improves the accuracy of paper-based IVD products. Many ...

Nanodumbbell-Based Imaging Technique Could Improve Disease Diagnosis

Friday, December 18th, 2009

A DNA-based assembly technique can precisely engineer gap distances in nanoparticle dumbbells to optimise the sensing capability of DNA and RNA molecules using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). Potential pplications of the research include nano-optical sensors, in vitro diagnostic devices and medical imaging. “This could lead to a highly sensitive—ideally ...

EDMA Presents Market Estimates for IVD Industry in 2008

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

[caption id="attachment_11027" align="aligncenter" width="571" caption="The chart above shows the distribution of the European IVD industry by region in 2008."][/caption] The European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association (EDMA), announced on 15 December that it has published market estimates for the in vitro diagnostic (IVD) industry in Europe for 2008. European sales reached €10,016 million ...