Infectious Disease

News on research and diagnostic development for pathogenic diseases.

Some researchers believe that the use of microfluidics in the analysis of exosomes will help clinicians overcome the problem of heterogeneity in cancer cells.

In recent months, three firms have received US Food and Drug Administration clearance for smartphone devices that allow patient-operated urinalysis testing.

The firm said that the assay uses vaginal or rectal swabs to identify Group B Streptococcus DNA in about an hour. It has filed for 510(k) clearance with the US FDA.

The test is designed to detect the presence or absence of the Zika virus in serum or plasma collected alongside urine from patients with suspected infection.

The firm said it will use the net proceeds for R&D, including the continued development of its Acuitas AMR gene panels and Acuitas Lighthouse software.