Rapid screening tool to detect early-stage diabetes
New device with potential to improve diabetes care and management for millions of patients Problem The CDC estimates that approximately 7 million people in US have diabetes and don't know it.1 Delayed diagnosis increases the risk of serious complications such as premature heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure.2 Accurate screening tools that fit...
Inventor(s): Yuebing Zheng, Kumar Sharma, Yaoran Liu, Zilong Wu
Keywords(s): Biomarkers, Chemical analysis, Diabetes, Diagnostics, Instrumentation, Photonics, Point-of-care, Renal
Category(s): Life sciences > Diagnostic
Br512: an improved DNA polymerase for isothermal amplification assays
Unmet needLoop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) is a technique that allows for nucleic acid amplification without the need for a thermocycler. This technology enables testing for infections practically anywhere. Testing shortages have exacerbated the COVID-19 pandemic, and there is a high demand for tests that can provide rapid results outside...
Inventor(s): Andrew Ellington, Andre Maranhao, Sanchita Bhadra
Keywords(s): COVID-19, Diagnostics, Engineered enzyme, Isothermal amplification, LAMP, Nucleic acid amplification, Point-of-care, Point-of-need, Polymerase
Category(s): Life sciences > Research tools > Tool/assay/screening platform, Life sciences > Research tools > Reagent, Life sciences > Synthetic biology, Life sciences > Diagnostic