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A biosensor is a device for the detection of an analyte that combines a biological component with a physicochemical detector component.
SensorUp, Vivametrica partner to standardize wearable device data for healthcare environments

SensorUp, Vivametrica partner to standardize wearable device data for healthcare environments

The exponential growth in the number of people tracking their health through activity monitors and biosensor devices is driving the need for industry standards. [More]
UPM researchers find way to enhance detection of rotavirus

UPM researchers find way to enhance detection of rotavirus

Researchers at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid have found a way to enhance detection capacity of small concentrations of rotavirus. All this thanks to a new way to assess the biosensing response applied to an interferometric device. [More]
AIT, BioVendor and SCIENION partner to develop in-vitro diagnostic test for colon cancer

AIT, BioVendor and SCIENION partner to develop in-vitro diagnostic test for colon cancer

The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, BioVendor and SCIENION today announced that the three companies will partner on the development of an in-vitro diagnostic test for colon cancer. The innovative test kit shall identify cancer at an early stage based on tumor autoantibody biomarkers. [More]
Biosensor opens up possibility of rapid, point-of-care diagnostic tool for cancer patients

Biosensor opens up possibility of rapid, point-of-care diagnostic tool for cancer patients

An ultrasensitive biosensor made from the wonder material graphene has been used to detect molecules that indicate an increased risk of developing cancer. [More]
European research project develops low-cost, accurate urine test for TB detection

European research project develops low-cost, accurate urine test for TB detection

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs. Although it is curable and preventable it remains one of the world's top infectious killers. [More]
First synthetic membranes made without solvents on silicon surfaces

First synthetic membranes made without solvents on silicon surfaces

Artificial membranes mimicking those found in living organisms have many potential applications ranging from detecting bacterial contaminants in food to toxic pollution in the environment to dangerous diseases in people. [More]
Canada funds 22 inventive ideas for improving health in low-resource countries

Canada funds 22 inventive ideas for improving health in low-resource countries

Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, today announced $2.4 million in seed funds shared between 22 projects from Canada and nine developing nations, to pursue inventive new ideas for improving health in low-resource countries. [More]
New disposable device may help doctors to monitor post-operative ileus

New disposable device may help doctors to monitor post-operative ileus

A disposal, plastic listening device that attaches to the abdomen may help doctors definitively determine which post-operative patients should be fed and which should not, an invention that may improve outcomes, decrease healthcare costs and shorten hospital stays, according to a UCLA study. [More]
Researchers develop sensing microbiosensor that detects beneficial bacteria in food

Researchers develop sensing microbiosensor that detects beneficial bacteria in food

In the food industry is very important to ensure the quality and safety of products consumed by the population to improve their properties and reduce foodborne illness. [More]
Scientists develop new molecule for monitoring drug concentration

Scientists develop new molecule for monitoring drug concentration

Monitoring the drug concentration in patients is critical for effective treatment, especially in cases of cancer, heart disease, epilepsy and immunosuppression after organ transplants. [More]
Researchers discover signaling pathway in cancer cells that invades nearby tissues

Researchers discover signaling pathway in cancer cells that invades nearby tissues

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered a signaling pathway in cancer cells that controls their ability to invade nearby tissues in a finely orchestrated manner. [More]
Fourteen businesses receive innovative funding to improve kidney care

Fourteen businesses receive innovative funding to improve kidney care

NEW ideas and technologies that could prevent kidney disease, allow earlier diagnosis and give patients greater independence are to be developed thanks to an innovative funding competition developed. [More]
Catheter coating: an interview with Dr. Hinke Malda, Director of Medical Coatings, DSM Biomedical

Catheter coating: an interview with Dr. Hinke Malda, Director of Medical Coatings, DSM Biomedical

DSM’s biomedical work brings new material innovation to market through the development of novel materials-based solutions that meet the present and future needs of the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. [More]
Engineering cell-based, biological devices may selectively kill cancer cells without disrupting healthy cells

Engineering cell-based, biological devices may selectively kill cancer cells without disrupting healthy cells

​A Northwestern University synthetic biology team has created a new technology for modifying human cells to create programmable therapeutics that could travel the body and selectively target cancer and other sites of disease. [More]
New research reveals that immunization can trigger distinct change in body odor

New research reveals that immunization can trigger distinct change in body odor

​Our understanding of the role of body odor in conveying personal information continues to grow. New research from the Monell Chemical Senses Center and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals that immunization can trigger a distinct change in body odor. This is the first demonstration of a bodily odor change due to immune activation. [More]

Polyurethane-based adhesive based on Bayer's Baymedix A raw material now available for wound care

Bayer MaterialScience LLC announces a polyurethane-based adhesive based on its Baymedix A raw material is now available in the United States. [More]
Rice University-based research develops fast biosensor for pathogens in food

Rice University-based research develops fast biosensor for pathogens in food

An array of tiny diving boards can perform the Olympian feat of identifying many strains of salmonella at once. [More]
Immunologists receive $4.8M grant to target multiple diseases by manipulating enzyme

Immunologists receive $4.8M grant to target multiple diseases by manipulating enzyme

Immunologists Barbara A. Osborne and Lisa M. Minter at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, as part of a multi-institution research team, will share a five-year, $4.8 million National Cancer Institute grant to target multiple diseases including cancer, Alzheimer's and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) by manipulating an enzyme that activates over 100 different protein substrates in the body. [More]
New biosensor could help doctors devise new ways to minimize brain damage during heart surgery

New biosensor could help doctors devise new ways to minimize brain damage during heart surgery

Johns Hopkins engineers and cardiology experts have teamed up to develop a fingernail-sized biosensor that could alert doctors when serious brain injury occurs during heart surgery. By doing so, the device could help doctors devise new ways to minimize brain damage or begin treatment more quickly. [More]

NeuroSky forms strategic partnership with SoftBank Mobile to improve health and wellness

NeuroSky, a global leader in body and mind monitoring and analysis technologies, today announced that is has secured a significant investment from SoftBank Corp. to form a strategic partnership with SoftBank Mobile Corp. [More]