They have developed a prototype assay that requires only a drop of blood and relies on an immunoreaction that blocks electrons to enable CRP measurement.
To identify the superbug, the firm used a rapid test that assigns microbial DNA fingerprints to reveal the clonal identity of a bacterial strain in patient samples.
The USF researchers have developed an inexpensive mobile prototype and measured progesterone concentrations at levels of performance comparable to standard ELISAs.
Its CEO said the firm wants to make its tissue classifier the clinical standard for stratifying patients at risk of getting esophageal cancer.
The researchers improved diagnostic sensitivity one hundredfold by moving the source of terahertz waves close to a biological sample in a microchannel.
The device uses neutrophil movement and its correlation with infection to detect sepsis. A commercial version could be several years away, however.
The researchers said that their deep-learning interpreter of outcomes for patients with gliomas could be more accurate and objective than pathologists.
Because of a statistical error in a recent study, the firm reduced test performance numbers, but it noted that the revised numbers are still far better than standard histopathology.
They have begun clinical testing of a table-top centrifuge and microfluidic chip that efficiently separated exosomes and enabled testing for disease markers in an internal study.
The researchers said that their reagent, which makes TB cells emit light, could be integrated into slide-and-microscope testing platforms.