A COVID-19 Biobank

July 7, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Last February, when more than 100 Biogen representatives from around the world attended a conference, they unwittingly became a means [MORE]

Clearing Fat from the Bloodstream

June 30, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Fat busting proteins made in the lab
An article in the Journal of Lipid Research describes how scientists at the University [MORE]

A Clot Timing Chip

June 30, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

XaTek clot clip
XaTek, Inc. (Cleveland, OH) has introduced a handheld device it calls the “ClotChip.”  About the size and shape [MORE]

Ultrasound Method to Dry Blood

June 23, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Freeze-dried Blood
Ultrasound, in a process called sonoporation, can deliver molecules across a plama membrane, such as that surrounding a red [MORE]

A Robot that Draws Blood and Inserts Catheters

May 12, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robot draws blood accurately
“As healthcare staff can find it difficult to see the vein they are attempting to access, complications [MORE]

Need to Automate Mass Spectrometry for Clinical Use

March 17, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mass Spectrometry Quantitative Proteomic Workflows
Mass spectroscopy is a technology for determining, among other things, the size and weight of protein [MORE]

3D Printed Cell Traps

March 3, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D-printed cell trap isolates tumor cells in blood sample
Engineers at Georgia Tech and Emory University report using 3D printing “to [MORE]

Mass-Spec Test for QC in Blood Samples

February 4, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mass spec for QC of blood products.
“Exposure of blood plasma/serum (P/S) to thawed conditions (> −30 °C) can produce biomolecular [MORE]

Laser Heated Blood Incubator

January 21, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Monash Researchers developed laser blood testing pre-transfusion
Blood typing has become so much more complex (346 different types) that pretesting for [MORE]

Blood Biomarkers for Pain

October 29, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Pain assessment
“Please tell me, on this chart, your pain level from 1 to 10 cartoon faces.”  Hippocrates could have done [MORE]

A Microfluidics Sensor that Detects Sepsis in 25 Minutes

October 15, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Microfluidics sensor for sepsis
Interleukin 6 in a blood sample indicates the body’s response to infection.  Knowing this, MIT engineers have [MORE]

Optical Flow Sensor Measures Blood Flow Velocity

September 10, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Probe measures changes in blood flow
Engineers at Australia’s Flinders University have developed a thin catheter that measures small changes in [MORE]

Microfluidics Device takes Exomes from Blood

April 16, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Pulling exosomes from blood to test for cancer
All cells produce and release exosomes, but tumors do more of both.  And, [MORE]

“The Truth Always Wins:” Theranos

April 2, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Theranos logo
This piece is not what we usually carry, but it deals with innovation in medical technology and should serve [MORE]