Tag: Pathology

Plasmonic Biosensor to Detect Exosomes with Naked Eye

Exosomes are vesicles that are released by the body’s cells that end up in our blood, urine, and other bodily fluids. The importance and roles they play within our bodies still has to be elucidated, but there’s already a lot of signs that exosomes are biomarkers of disease and indicators of various cellular processes. Studying [… (Read more...)

EasyScan GO: AI Powered Malaria Parasite Counter

EasyScan GO, an AI powered microscope developed by Chinese manufacturer Motic, has the capability to automatically and accurately quantify malaria parasites in a blood sample. Utilizing machine learning algorithms, the microscope is so efficient that it can identify the amount of parasites present in under 20 minutes. Premiered at the International (Read more...)

FDA Clears Savi Scout Breast Tumor Localizer

Cianna Medical won FDA clearance for its SAVI SCOUT reflector, a non-radioactive implant for wire-free localization of tumors within the breast. Because the implant doesn’t emit any harmful radiation and is a fairly simple device, the emitter can remain implanted for an indefinite period of time. This gives clinicians greater freedom of sched (Read more...)

Abionic Detects Your Allergies in Minutes

Abionic, a Swiss company, has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) registration for detecting allergies to cats, dogs, trees, and grasses. The firm’s nanotechnology-focused assay can yield results in as little as five minutes, with some tests taking up to 20 minutes, and uses just a single drop of blood (no this isn’t a [&hell (Read more...)

Sound Waves Sort Cells for Diagnostics, Cell-Based Therapies

Researchers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design have developed a microfluidic device that can isolate cells from complex biological samples using sound waves. The technique could help doctors to accurately isolate specific types of cells from blood and other bodily fluids, which is useful for diagnostics and cell-based therapies. S (Read more...)

Rapid Phone-Based Test for Multiple Infectious Pathogens

Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Washington at Tacoma have partnered to develop a compact, portable, and easy to use system for simultaneously detecting a variety of bacteria and viruses that cause disease. The system provides results in about a half an hour, which are nearly as accurate as lab (Read more...)

Organoids of Human Kidneys Help to Study Renal Diseases

Polycystic kidney disease is a genetic condition in which the tubules of the kidneys grow to become deformed, leading to cysts to grow on the organ. Studying this disease has been a challenge because of the difficulty of modeling it in the laboratory. Now researchers led by a team at the University of Washington have […]

New Test Reveals Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in 30 Minutes

Researchers at Caltech have developed a new rapid test for antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which can give results within 30 minutes. Antibiotics are becoming less effective with the rise of multi-drug resistant strains of bacteria. At present, a doctor doesn’t know if their patient is infected with a drug-resistant strain without sending a sam (Read more...)