Researchers from King Saud University (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) have developed a new ELISA technique, with increased sensitivity and selectivity, for the simple monitoring of bevacizumab levels in blood plasma.
For therapeutic drug development and monitoring, microsampling technology provides a breakthrough alternative
One useful way to think about volumetric absorptive microsampling (VAMS) technology is as the next generation of traditional dried blood spot (DBS) cards. It’s a simpler method that makes it easier to collect blood and prepare it for analysis. With minimal training, the microsampling process can be self-administered anywhere, through a procedure that is less difficult and generally less expensive than working with conventional venous blood. Other benefits include a more pleasant patient experience, which leads to greater adherence and compliance, and freer access to remote areas of the world.
Novel technology, using single-color digital PCR, could enable the detection of cancerous DNA in circulating blood.
Development of blood monitoring technology that could measure lactate levels in patients experiencing shock
Panicos Kyriacou, a professor at City, University of London, UK, is leading the design and development of a novel optical sensor for the continuous monitoring of lactate in blood.
A blood test could predict how men diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer respond to targeted disease treatments.
PerkinElmer have developed a new immunoassay that can reliably screen for Duchenne muscular dystrophy in new born infants.
Prospective clinical trial results demonstrate that a biomarker blood test could detect lung cancer recurrence on average 6 months earlier than CT scans.
Researchers have identified a number of autoantibody biomarkers that could lead to the diagnosis of Crohn’s disease by a simple blood test.
Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute have created a score system, based on an individual’s age and blood test results that could predict their future risk of chronic disease.
Evaluation of sample extraction methods for minimizing hematocrit effect on whole blood analysis with volumetric absorptive microsampling
This methodology discusses the use of organic solvents in sample preparation to optimize extraction recovery and minimize the hematocrit effect on the analysis of VAMS dried blood samples.