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Lab-on-a-Chip Technology to Be Featured at 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo

CHICAGO, Aug. 1. 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As one of the 10 largest medical exhibitions in the U.S., the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo is the place where breakthrough innovations in clinical testing and patient care are introduced to the healthcare world. This year, many of the trailblazing products displayed by the Expo's 650 exhibitors will include the latest diagnostic technology in the field of mobile health.    

Advances in smartphones and biosensors have enabled the development of "labs-on-a-chip" that can be brought to the patient, instead of the patient being brought to the lab. This technology is creating a paradigm shift in healthcare delivery that will make it much easier for patients to undergo clinical testing and get the treatment they need, and could be especially beneficial for patients in resource limited or remote settings who don't have access to a hospital.

New mobile diagnostic and lab-on-a-chip technology found at AACC's meeting will include:

  • A smartphone-based HRDR-200 Rapid Diagnostic Reader by Holomic. This handheld, mobile tool can serve as a portable "smartphone lab" for the diagnosis of thyroid disorders, infectious diseases, and other common health conditions.
  • A biochip platform by OJ-Bio, which uses surface acoustic wave (SAW) technology and a hand-held reader connected to a smartphone to test for multiple biomarkers (biological molecules whose presence indicates a condition or disease) simultaneously. These biochips are currently being developed to diagnose HIV, respiratory disease, and periodontal disease.
  • A portable, one-step molecular diagnostic system by Coyote Bioscience, which is designed to bring complex genetic testing directly to the patient. On Tuesday, July 29, 1:30–1:50 p.m., Coyote will introduce this point-of-care platform as part of the AACC annual meeting's OE

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