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Novel urine test could detect emerging illegal manmade drug
The test could enable enforcement agencies to identify OXIZID users and play a critical role in efforts to stop the spread of these drugs.
September 30, 2022
VIC Foundry receives $259K NIH grant
VIC Foundry will use the funds to develop a microwave microreactor for in-situ capture and digestion of target proteins, leveraging an acceleration effect of a unique microwave resonator on the binding and pyrolytic reaction rates, the company said.
September 19, 2022
Quest partners with Hound Labs on cannabis testing
The deal establishes Quest as the exclusive provider of laboratory services for confirmatory testing, which will be done using its novel mass spectrometry technique.
September 13, 2022
Thermo Fisher promotes new mass spectrometry instrument
The instrument is called Orbitrap Ascend Tribrid, and it offers capability for multiplexed proteomics and native protein characterization, according to Thermo Fisher. It can analyze more samples at lower concentrations, and features an ion source for calibration the company calls Auto-Ready.
August 28, 2022
Pharos Capital sells TechLab to SSI Diagnostica
TechLab produces tests for infectious diseases, intestinal inflammation, and parasites, as well as gastrointestinal conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and Escherichia coli infection. It also offers a test for Clostridioides difficile called Quik Chek, according to Pharos Capital.
August 21, 2022
Drug test detects possibly toxic cannabis derivative
Breaking research showcased on Tuesday at AACC 2022 demonstrates that common drug testing methods can do just that.
July 26, 2022
Shimadzu launches amyloid mass spectrometry service
The new approach predicts abnormal amyloid-beta concentration, which can be an indicator of amyloid pathology in the brain, the firm said.
July 10, 2022
Agilent acquires Virtual Control's lab AI technology
Specifically, ACIES will be used with liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) and gas chromatography and MS (GS/MS) instruments. It automates the labor-intensive task of GS/MS data analysis, improving efficiency in the laboratory workflow from sampling to reporting, Agilent said.
February 16, 2022
Thermo Fisher highlights new spectrometry, chromatography
The company is showcasing its Orbitrap Exploris MX mass detector; its MAM 2.0 workflow; its Proteome Discoverer 3.0 software; its Compound Discoverer 3.3 software; its BioPharma Finder 5.0 software; and its LipidSearch 5.0 software, the company said.
October 31, 2021
Scientists develop new rapid, onsite THC assay
The THC assay -- dubbed express probe for onsite cannabis inhalation (EPOCH) -- can detect the compound with high sensitivity and provide results within five minutes, according to the research group, led by Hojeong Yu, PhD, of Harvard Medical School.
October 28, 2021
Scientists develop spectroscopy-based COVID-19 triage tool
Indian and Australian researchers collected infrared spectra of blood plasma from 160 COVID-positive patients from Mumbai (130 as a training set for model development and 30 as a blind test set for model validation). They established a simple plasma processing and ATR-FTIR data acquisition procedure using 75% ethanol for viral inactivation.
August 18, 2021
Market for biomarker-based infectious disease tests to hit $15B
Biomarkers include more than 1,000 substances that serve as reagents, consumables, and/or test components for a number of medical-related diagnostic and research applications. Substances that detect and measure genetic changes in patient samples are also included in the sales statistics.
May 25, 2021
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