Navigation Links
New device detects deadly lung disease
Date:7/23/2014

is also an ongoing trial with leukaemia patients at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital under the care of Consultant Haematologist Dr Paul Kerr. He said: "We at the Exeter Leukaemia Unit are very proud to work with Dr Thornton and his team on this project; diagnosing this life-threatening infection is very difficult, and can involve either subjecting the patient to unpleasant and potentially dangerous investigations, or can result in the use of expensive and toxic medication that may not always be needed. It is very exciting to think that a simple laboratory test may allow us to greatly simplify this process in the future."

With financial support from the University and Angel funders, a spin-out company called ISCA Diagnostics Ltd was established to enable commercialisation of the test. Global marketing and distribution of the device is delivered through ISCA's partner company OLM Medical.

The lateral flow device will be being used in hospitals around the world from August. The test uses a highly specific monoclonal antibody to detect a diagnostic marker of active Aspergillus infection, meaning that doctors can more precisely identify patients developing the disease.

This success is a visible example of how University bench-to-bedside Research & Development can deliver commercial impact through academic, industry and private investor partnerships.

The work has received funding from the US National Institutes of Health, HEIF, private investors, and a global pharmaceuticals company.

Professor Thornton is a fungal immunologist with a specialist interest in hybridoma technology and immunodiagnostics. His recent research has concentrated on human infections by opportunistic fungal pathogens and their rapid detection using monoclonal antibodies.


'/>"/>

Contact: Eleanor Gaskarth
e.f.gaskarth@exeter.ac.uk
44-782-730-9332
University of Exeter
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Cardiovascular Prosthetic Devices Market in North America to 2020 Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org
2. InventHelp Inventor Develops Versatile Medical Testing Device (OCC-760)
3. Surging Obesity Rates Drives Demand for Bariatric (Obesity) Surgical Devices, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
4. Introducing the Restful Jaw – The Only Device Designed to Protect the Patient’s Jaw
5. Medical Devices Market in India 2014 Trends and Analysis in Study Available at MarketReportsOnline.com
6. US Weight Loss Surgery Devices Market (Bariatric Surgery) Forecasts to 2020 New Report Available at ReportsnReports.com
7. FDAnews Announces Device Software Verification and Validation: Get Ready for a New Breed of Investigators, On-Demand Webinar, Aug. 12, 2014
8. United States Gynecological Devices Market to 2020 Forecasts Report Available at ReportsnReports.com
9. Global Electrodes for Medical Devices Market: Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019
10. Europe Cardiac Surgery Device Market Value to Go Beyond USD 3.4 Bn by 2020, According to iData Research Study Available at MarketPublishers.com
11. Reha Technology Launches the Armotion™, a Device for the Rehabilitation of the Upper Extremity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New device detects deadly lung disease
(Date:12/17/2014)... -- Expectant parents should leave prenatal picture-taking to medical ... Use of ultrasound imaging and heartbeat monitors to get ... agency warns. "Although there is a lack ... and heartbeat monitors, prudent use of these devices by ... FDA biomedical engineer, said in an agency news release. ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Dec. 16, ... America, and work commitment is a big reason why, new ... said Dr. Mathias Basner, an assistant professor of sleep and ... of Medicine. A time-use survey of nearly 125,000 Americans, ... main activity exchanged for sleep. Short sleepers -- those who ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014 South Florida’s leading urgent care ... can be a daze of hassle, hustle, and bustle that ... decking halls, to burns when making special meals and heartburn ... can happen at any time. To prevent this season of ... made a list of helpful and healthful holiday tips to ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... News) -- Expert pilots process visual information more efficiently ... better decisions during landings, a new study shows. ... pilots to master, and 36 percent of all airplane ... final approach and landing. Researchers monitored the brain ... pilots while they were at the controls of a ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014 At the leading, long-established ... AutismOne and Focus Autism will welcome ... research on the effects of toxins to children’s health, ... information. , Luminaries such as Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic ... with esteemed, credentialed colleagues of the United States to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos 2Health News:Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds 2Health News:Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds 3Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Presents Healthy Holiday Tips 2Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Presents Healthy Holiday Tips 3Health News:Study Shows Why Expert Pilots Are Experts 2Health News:AutismOne and Focus Autism Collaborate on Scientific Conference; International Group of Researchers to Present in Chicago, May 2015 2Health News:AutismOne and Focus Autism Collaborate on Scientific Conference; International Group of Researchers to Present in Chicago, May 2015 3
... -- About 14 percent of strokes happen while people are ... to the hospital in time for a potentially brain-saving treatment, ... for ischemic stroke must be given within a few hours ... stroke symptoms often can,t receive the treatment since we can,t ...
... new to adolescents, researchers and physicians at Nationwide Children,s ... that is raising some concern among medical professionals. Often ... form of self-injurious behavior that involves inserting foreign objects ... into muscle. A recent study, published in the June ...
... prevalence of overall cardiovascular risk in the Spanish working population ... (8% on men and 2% in women). This prevalence increases ... farming sector, followed by construction, industry and services. "In ... of cardiovascular risk, but only a minority of these people ...
... ROCHESTER, Minn. - Constipation is definitely not a glamorous ... and costs more than $1 billion annually to evaluate ... bloating, discomfort, and straining associated with constipation lead sufferers ... researchers recently had success in the clinical trial of ...
... By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, May ... associated with a lethal nervous system disease known as amyotrophic ... explain, however, that this does not mean people with long ... they are at higher risk for it. "We have ...
... of U.S. veterans ages 70 and older finds that the ... methods. However, for many less healthy veterans the burdens of ... we really need to target screening in older adults, so ... while those who won,t benefit aren,t exposed to unnecessary burdens," ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Research Suggests 1 in 7 Strokes Happens During Sleep 2Health News:A new study on self-injury behavior encourages quick and targeted intervention 2Health News:6 percent of Spanish workers have high cardiovascular risk 2Health News:Mayo Clinic researchers find new treatment for constipation 2Health News:Ring Finger Length Linked to ALS, Study Suggests 2Health News:Ring Finger Length Linked to ALS, Study Suggests 3Health News:Blood test for colon cancer screening beneficial for some seniors, but not for many others 2
(Date:12/15/2014)... DUBLIN , Dec. 12, 2014 Research and ... ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ms3j8c/cardiac ) has announced the ... Estimates and Forecasts, 2012-2018"  report to their offering. ... by 2016. The North America ... while Europe claims approximately 25% ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... and HERZLIYA PITUACH, Israel , Dec. ... IMNP ) announced today that its Board of ... succeeding Dr. Daniel Teper who continues as Chief ... of Immune,s Board of Directors since 2013. Immune,s ... delighted to represent the interest of shareholders and to continue ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... BRIDGEWATER, N.J. , Dec. 15, 2014   ... SAN and NYSE: SNY) are collaborating with nationally-recognized patient ... Counts , an awareness program that will gauge how ... risks associated with high LDL-C (bad cholesterol).  American adults ... to take a brief poll and answer a few ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cardiac Guidewires - Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, 2012-2018 2Cardiac Guidewires - Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, 2012-2018 3Cardiac Guidewires - Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, 2012-2018 4Immune Pharmaceuticals Elects Daniel Kazado as New Chairman of the Board. 2Immune Pharmaceuticals Elects Daniel Kazado as New Chairman of the Board. 3Immune Pharmaceuticals Elects Daniel Kazado as New Chairman of the Board. 4Have You Been Counted? Regeneron and Sanofi US Join Forces with Leading Cardiovascular Organizations to Raise Awareness of Cholesterol 2Have You Been Counted? Regeneron and Sanofi US Join Forces with Leading Cardiovascular Organizations to Raise Awareness of Cholesterol 3Have You Been Counted? Regeneron and Sanofi US Join Forces with Leading Cardiovascular Organizations to Raise Awareness of Cholesterol 4Have You Been Counted? Regeneron and Sanofi US Join Forces with Leading Cardiovascular Organizations to Raise Awareness of Cholesterol 5Have You Been Counted? Regeneron and Sanofi US Join Forces with Leading Cardiovascular Organizations to Raise Awareness of Cholesterol 6
... PRUSSIA, Pa., May 1, 2012  Medical Alarm Concepts Holding, ... agreement with several holders of its convertible debt. Under ... has been cancelled, preventing a significant amount of common ... of another 13,750,000 million warrants, bringing the total number ...
... Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC, announces the addition of Tom ... of their commercial team. Tom will lead the ... line.    Tom is a highly ... than 11 years of industry experience, including sales, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:MDHI in Agreement with Debt Holders - Portion of Convertible Debt and Additional 14M Warrants Cancelled -- Total of 101M Warrants Cancelled this Year 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: