A team from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU; Halle, Germany) have developed a mass spectrometry method reportedly successful at detecting minute quantities of SARS-CoV-2 in patient gargle solutions. This method could potentially assist existing COVID-19 diagnostic tests.
A simple sweat collection and analysis device from Penn State University (PA, USA) and Xiangtan University (Xiangtan, China) could assist healthcare professionals with diagnosising and monitoring disease progression by measuring biomarkers, such as pH and glucose.
The AAPS PharmSci360 conference was held in San Antonio (TX, USA) from 3–6 November 2019. The Bioanalysis and Bioanalysis Zone team both attended and, in this report, share their key highlights from the conference.
In a new study, researchers from Osaka University (Japan) have demonstrated that measuring methylation of microRNA could accurately distinguish individuals with early pancreatic cancer from healthy controls.
Researchers have developed a new diagnostic technique to accurately differentiate bladder cancer from benign inflammation using AHNAK2 protein biomarkers.
Study identified blood-based biomarkers, which could be used alongside traditional methods to improve the diagnosis of sepsis.
A DNA methylation biomarker (POU4F3) and quantitative assay may provide a two-pronged approach to improve the preclinical identification and diagnosis of cervical cancers.