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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.
Scientists develop biosensor to measure abnormal activity of cell 'fuel' carrier

Scientists develop biosensor to measure abnormal activity of cell 'fuel' carrier

To be able to function, cell mitochondria import "fuel" using a carrier, the Mitochondrial Pyruvate Carrier (MPC). In order to determine whether the MPC is still functional in malignant cells, the team of Professor Jean-Claude Martinou, at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, has just developed a biosensor to measure its live activity. [More]
Simple and accurate detection system can redefine medical diagnostics field

Simple and accurate detection system can redefine medical diagnostics field

In biology and medicine, we often need to detect biological molecules. For example, in cancer diagnostics, doctors need quick and reliable ways of knowing if tumor cells are present in the patient's body. [More]
MSU scientists suggest that common glaucoma medication could be used to treat TB

MSU scientists suggest that common glaucoma medication could be used to treat TB

A new discovery by Michigan State University scientists suggests that a common medication used to treat glaucoma could also be used to treat tuberculosis, even the drug-resistant kind. [More]
Scientists build fully functional neuron using organic bioelectronics

Scientists build fully functional neuron using organic bioelectronics

Scientists at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet have managed to build a fully functional neuron by using organic bioelectronics. [More]
Point of care measurement of hemoglobin: an interview with Katja Lemburg, EKF Diagnostics

Point of care measurement of hemoglobin: an interview with Katja Lemburg, EKF Diagnostics

Katja Lemburg discusses the next generation Hemo Control being launched in Europe at EuroMedLab, Paris 21-25th June. EKF will be exhibiting on Stand G005 (Level 1). [More]
Novel biosensor chip measures pH, temperature, drugs and metabolism-related molecules

Novel biosensor chip measures pH, temperature, drugs and metabolism-related molecules

The future of medicine lies in ever greater precision, not only when it comes to diagnosis but also drug dosage. The blood work that medical staff rely on is generally a snapshot indicative of the moment the blood is drawn before it undergoes hours - or even days - of analysis. [More]
RI-MUHC researchers receive $1.5 million to develop glutamate biosensor platform for brain diseases

RI-MUHC researchers receive $1.5 million to develop glutamate biosensor platform for brain diseases

In the human brain and retina, glutamate is an important messenger that carries information from one neuron to another. The level of glutamate transmitted between neurons is crucial to cell communication: too high and neurons die, too low and the information is not communicated properly. In either case this can contribute to neurological diseases including stroke, glaucoma, and Alzheimer's. [More]
New tool could help identify pathogens in food and beverages

New tool could help identify pathogens in food and beverages

Researchers at the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) in Mexico, developed a technology capable of identifying pathogens in food and beverages. This technique could work in the restaurant industry as a biosensor to detect in what conditions food is before being eaten in order to avoid possible gastrointestinal diseases. [More]
Telecommunications engineer designs optical resonance-based biosensors for medical use

Telecommunications engineer designs optical resonance-based biosensors for medical use

A telecommunications engineer of the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre, has designed in his Ph.D. thesis optical resonance-based biosensors for use in medical applications like, for example, the detecting of celiac disease. [More]
Philips enters into collaboration with Janssen to develop new handheld blood test to support care of patients with neuropsychiatric disorders

Philips enters into collaboration with Janssen to develop new handheld blood test to support care of patients with neuropsychiatric disorders

Royal Philips today announced that it has entered into a multi-year development agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. (Janssen). [More]
Three innovative research projects aim to improve lives of people with mobility difficulties

Three innovative research projects aim to improve lives of people with mobility difficulties

A prosthetic hand controlled by the nervous system, robotic clothing to help people with walking, and biosensors to monitor how patients use equipment or exercise during rehabilitation are the focus of three research projects awarded £5.3 million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. [More]
Study demonstrates high compliance among patients using iRhythm's ECG patch monitors to detect AFib

Study demonstrates high compliance among patients using iRhythm's ECG patch monitors to detect AFib

iRhythm Technologies, Inc., a leading digital health care solutions company focusing on the advancement of cardiac care, presented study results that demonstrate high compliance among patients using long term electrocardiogram (ECG) patch monitors to detect atrial fibrillation (AFib). [More]
Mobile diagnosis device to help reduce unnecessary antibiotics prescribing

Mobile diagnosis device to help reduce unnecessary antibiotics prescribing

New biosensor-based technology could help to reduce the over-prescribing of antibiotics by giving GPs and other frontline healthcare staff an accurate and fast method of identifying the nature of infectious diseases. [More]
Special issue of Technology and Innovation publishes proceedings of annual NAI conference

Special issue of Technology and Innovation publishes proceedings of annual NAI conference

The current special issue of Technology and Innovation, is devoted to presentations from the Third Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), which was held Mar. 6-7, 2014, at the headquarters of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, Va. [More]
Study reveals association between high burden of AFib and lower cognitive function

Study reveals association between high burden of AFib and lower cognitive function

iRhythm Technologies, Inc. announced today that study results presented during the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions showed an association between a high burden of atrial fibrillation (AFib) and lower cognitive function, specifically executive and verbal function. [More]
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]
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