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The process to run chemical disposals was very similar to conducting an inventory. The tags on the disposed chemical containers were read and the information
was sent to the pharmaceutical company’s main software system to mark the
chemicals in the system as “disposed.”
Although the barcode has become a mainstay within life science companies,
the use of RFID technology can make processes run much more smoothly and
efficiently. As demonstrated with the pharmaceutical company example, RFID
drastically reduced inventory time and greatly increased accuracy over the previously used barcode methods. MDT
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Depression Is Detectable in the Blood
Researchers at the MedUni Vienna have demonstrated the possibility of
using a blood test to detect depression. While blood tests for mental illnesses have until recently been regarded as impossible, a recent study
clearly indicates that, in principle, depression can in fact be diagnosed
in this way and this could become reality in the not too distant future.
Read more: www.mdtmag.com/may1421
Rapid DNA Test on a USB Stick
52-year-old UK top medical engineer Christofer Toumazou is considered
to be a pioneer in the field of personalized medical diagnostics. Thanks
to his work, DNA can now be analyzed within minutes and outside a lab
environment. Thus, medicine is taking a big step from healing illnesses
to preventing them. Acknowledging this achievement, the European
Patent Office has nominated him as a finalist for the European Inventor
Award 2014 in the category “Re-search.”
Read more: www.mdtmag.com/may1422
Bone Marrow-on-a-Chip Unveiled
The latest organ-on-a-chip from Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically
Inspired Engineering reproduces the struc-ture, functions and cellular
make-up of bone marrow, a complex tissue that until now could only be
studied intact in living animals. The device, dubbed “bone marrow-on-a-chip,” gives scientists a much-needed new tool to test the ef-fects of
new drugs and toxic agents on whole bone marrow.
Read more: www.mdtmag.com/may1420
Scientists Create Take-Home Fertility Test for Men
Two former Sandia National Laboratories scientists have come up with
what they say is a take-home fertility test for men. Researchers Greg
Sommer and Ulrich Schaff have created a portable test kit for gauging
a man’s sperm quality that could be available to consumers as early
as 2015. “It allows men to test and track their fertility from the comfort
and privacy of their own homes,” Sommer said. “It’s a portable, easy-to-use diagnostic system with the accuracy of a clinical lab test.” The test
would give results within a few minutes, the scientists said.
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