UC San Diego Engineers Develop Microneedle Wearable Patch That Measures Glucose, Alcohol, Muscle Fatigue in Real Time

Wearable microneedle sensors that track multiple biomarkers in interstitial fluid are finding their way into chronic disease monitoring and sample collecting for clinical laboratory testing Wearable devices that replace finger sticks and blood draws for monitoring biomarkers of chronic diseases such as diabetes are the holy grail of non-invasive (or at least minimally invasive) technologies that collect specimens for clinical laboratory testing. Now, in their quest for alternatives to invasive...

German Researchers Create Non-invasive Lab-on-a-Chip Biosensor That Detects Antibiotic Levels from Breath Samples

Should the device prove effective, it could replace invasive point-of-care blood draws for clinical laboratory testing during patient drug therapy monitoring What if it were possible to perform therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) without invasive blood draws using breath alone? Patients fighting infections in hospitals certainly would benefit. Traditional TDM can be a painful process for patients, one that also brings risk of bloodline infections. Nevertheless, regular blood draws have been the...

Legal Experts Predict Ex-Theranos President/COO Ramesh ‘Sunny’ Balwani Faces Uphill Battle for Acquittal

‘Balwani is no Johnny Depp,’ says an expert on juror behavior, as prosecution and defense rest in fraud trial of the former executive of the now-defunct lab test company Clinical Laboratory directors and pathologists continue to focus like a laser beam on the trials of former founders and executives of the now-defunct blood test company Theranos. But as the criminal fraud trial of ex-president and COO Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani comes to a close, legal experts maintain the 57-year-old businessman...

Two University of North Carolina School of Medicine Laboratories Develop Technique for Seeing How Proteins Change Shape In Vivo

UNC’s novel way to visualize the human proteome could lead to improved clinical laboratory tests along with the development of new therapies Diagnostic testing based on proteomics is considered to be a field with immense potential in diagnostics and therapeutics. News of a research breakthrough into how scientists can visualize protein activity within cells will be of major interest to the pathologists, PhDs, and medical laboratory scientists who specialize in clinical laboratory testing...

NIST Scientists Enhance Frequency Comb Breathalyzer Enabling It to Detect Multiple Disease Biomarkers

Device could pave the way for real-time, noninvasive breath analysis to detect and monitor diseases and be a new service medical laboratories can offer Breathalyzer technology is not new, but until now human breath detection devices have not been comparable to clinical laboratory blood testing for disease detection and monitoring. That may soon change and there are implications for clinical laboratories, partly because breath samples are considered to be non-invasive for patients. Scientists...
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