Navigation Links
A card-swipe for medical tests
Date:10/29/2008

SALT LAKE CITY University of Utah scientists successfully created a sensitive prototype device that could test for dozens or even hundreds of diseases simultaneously by acting like a credit card-swipe machine to scan a card loaded with microscopic blood, saliva or urine samples.

The prototype works on the same principle giant magnetoresistance or GMR that is used to read data on computer hard drives or listen to tunes on portable digital music players.

"Think how fast your PC reads data on a hard drive, and imagine using the same technology to monitor your health," says Marc Porter, a Utah Science, Technology and Research (USTAR) professor of chemistry, chemical engineering and bioengineering.

Porter is the senior author of a pair of studies demonstrating the new method for rapid disease testing. The research will be published in the Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, issue of the journal Analytical Chemistry.

"You can envision this as a wellness check in which a patient sample blood, urine, saliva is spotted on a sample stick or card, scanned, and then the readout indicates your state of well-being," says USTAR research scientist Michael Granger, a co-author of the research. "We have a great sensor able to look for many disease markers."

Unlike lab tests today, results could be available in minutes, not hours to weeks.

Porter and Granger conducted the research with John Nordling, Rachel Millen and Heather Bullen at Iowa State University in Ames where Porter once worked and Mark Tondra, then at NVE Corp., in Eden Prairie, Minn.

The Utah Science, Technology and Research initiative seeks to create new high-tech jobs by recruiting world-class research teams to develop products and services that can be commercialized to start new businesses and stimulate Utah's economy.

Homeland Security, Environmental Monitoring, Veterinary Medicine

The prototype card-swipe device
'/>"/>

Contact: Lee Siegel
leesiegel@ucomm.utah.edu
801-581-8993
University of Utah
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology news :

1. American College of Medical Genetics responds to new FDA labeling decision for warfarin
2. M2SYS Partners With Gnosis Medical Services to Provide Accurate Patient Identification in Developing Countries Through Innovative Biometrics Solution
3. Boston University biomedical engineers find chink in bacterias armor
4. $22 million gift from Alfred Taubman launches new biomedical research institute
5. USC biomedical team to participate in $6 million low vision project
6. 3 Columbia University Medical Center faculty elected to Institute of Medicine
7. Phase 2 of Singapores Biomedical Sciences Initiative gains momentum for clinical research
8. UMass Medical School researchers receive $8.5M grant award to fight AIDS
9. Natural product discovery by Cleveland medical researchers blocks tissue destruction
10. Triage study challenges notions of emergency medical response to disaster
11. Titanium Group Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Multimilion Dollar Medical Software Company and Its Existing Sales Network
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
A card-swipe for medical tests
(Date:12/22/2014)... DENVER , Dec. 22, 2014  The 2014 Holiday ... industry as Acuity Market Intelligence reports that the long ... Acuity forecasts that intensifying demand for smart phones, tablets, ... a global market of 2.5 billion users with nearly ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 2014  23andMe, Inc., the leading personal genetics company, today announced ... genetic ancestry of individuals from across the United ... than four hundred years ago, the United States ... from different continents. This study illuminates how American history and ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... FORT BELVOIR, Va. , Dec. 15, 2014 ... make it easier to detect and prevent counterfeit microcircuits ... the agency started performing an in-house microcircuit anti-counterfeit initiative ... of purchased microcircuits while increasing their reliability throughout the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):First Season of Holiday Shopping with Mobile Biometric Payments Wraps Up With a Present for Biometrics Industry: A Rosy Forecast for More Than 2 Billion Users of 4.8 Billion Mobile Biometric Devices by 2020 223andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 223andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 323andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 4Defense Logistics Agency Launches DNA Marking Capability to Strengthen Microcircuit Supply Chain 2Defense Logistics Agency Launches DNA Marking Capability to Strengthen Microcircuit Supply Chain 3
... nature have long known that crops like corn and sorghum ... this nightly stem elongation, common to most plants, have been ... week,s early online publication of the journal Nature, ... discovery of a protein complex they call the "evening complex" ...
... make finding signs of Alzheimer,s disease nearly as simple as ... the Journal of the American Chemical Society should ... The lab of Rice bioengineer Angel Mart is testing ... beta amyloid proteins called fibrils, which form plaques in the ...
... A new University of Maryland-led study finds that ,sex, between ... a common type of avian flu virus (H9N2) can produce ... for creating a new influenza pandemic. Of course, viruses ... Perez, who directed the new study, says new pandemic viruses ...
Cached Biology News:Biologists discover an 'evening' protein complex that regulates plant growth 2Biologists discover an 'evening' protein complex that regulates plant growth 3Biologists discover an 'evening' protein complex that regulates plant growth 4Biologists discover an 'evening' protein complex that regulates plant growth 5Molecules 'light up' Alzheimer's roots 2Molecules 'light up' Alzheimer's roots 3When well-known flu strains 'hook up' dangerous progeny can result 2When well-known flu strains 'hook up' dangerous progeny can result 3
(Date:1/22/2015)... PALO ALTO, Calif. , Jan. 22. 2015  Varian Medical ... equipment and software, has been honored for its commitment to ... most sustainable companies. Varian is the highest ranked healthcare equipment ... ranking, announced today during the World Economic Forum at ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 24, 2014  United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: ... MDT ) has submitted a pre-market approval application ... the use of Medtronic,s SynchroMed ® II implantable ... use with United Therapeutics, Remodulin ® (treprostinil) Injection ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 23, 2014 “Preparative & Process ... Flash), Consumables (Columns, Solvents, Buffers, Valves, Guages, Seals), ... Agriculture) - Forecasts to 2019” provides a detailed ... current market trends, and strategies impacting the preparative ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... On Friday, December 19, 2014, President Obama signed ... Appropriations Act of 2015, which for the first time, ... the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) administered by ... working in conjunction with its allies on Capitol Hill, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Varian Honored Among World's 100 Most Sustainable Corporations 2United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 2United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 3United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 4Preparative and Process Chromatography Market is expected to reach $9 billion by 2019 - New Report by Marketsandmarkets 2Preparative and Process Chromatography Market is expected to reach $9 billion by 2019 - New Report by Marketsandmarkets 3Preparative and Process Chromatography Market is expected to reach $9 billion by 2019 - New Report by Marketsandmarkets 4Rare Brain Condition Now Eligible for Department of Defense Research Dollars 2
... Heat on Cutting-Edge Breast Cancer Treatment -- NEW YORK, September 24, 2010 ... ... --> ... = ,; var first_result; // Results are keyed by longUrl, so we need to grab the first ...
... N.C. While scientists have spent the past 40 ... when one mammalian cell divides into two, they still ... are two seemingly contradictory theories, which now may be ... University bioengineer Lingchong You. These findings could provide insights ...
... one of the world,s leading research and advisory ... growth in the leukemia market will be driven ... Gleevec and Tasigna and Bristol-Myers Squibb,s Sprycel) and ... and Cephalon,s Treanda) until 2015, when patent and ...
Cached Biology Technology:Leading Journal Turns Up the Heat on Cutting-Edge Breast Cancer Treatment 2Leading Journal Turns Up the Heat on Cutting-Edge Breast Cancer Treatment 3Leading Journal Turns Up the Heat on Cutting-Edge Breast Cancer Treatment 4Leading Journal Turns Up the Heat on Cutting-Edge Breast Cancer Treatment 5Leading Journal Turns Up the Heat on Cutting-Edge Breast Cancer Treatment 6Leading Journal Turns Up the Heat on Cutting-Edge Breast Cancer Treatment 7Leading Journal Turns Up the Heat on Cutting-Edge Breast Cancer Treatment 8Genetic switch underlies noisy cell division 2Drug Sales in the Leukemia Market Will Be Driven By Therapies From Novartis, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Biogen Idec, Roche and Cephalon 2
... Activins are polypeptide hormones which ... (TGF-) superfamily. The TGF- superfamily is ... factors which control many aspects of ... (1). Other members incude TGF-s, bone ...
... The Ph.D. Peptide Display Cloning System ... on the surface of bacteriophage M13 as ... between each displayed peptide and its encoding ... of targets can then be selected by ...
... of the yolk protein Vtg in plasma from ... sensitive biomarker for endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) with ... become an accepted screening test for the estrogenic ... trout) EIA kit is a double-antibody immunometric (sandwich) ...
... synthetic peptide whose sequence corresponds to residues 115-133 of rat SAP97. ... V115 - L - P - S - E - ... - P - N - E - V - L - ... added to facilitate conjugation and is not a part of the ...
Biology Products: