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5 Things to Keep in Mind When Trying to Reverse Engineer Adhesive

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The process of reverse engineering is demanding work: an analyst initially works with limited information about a product and uses that information to analyze it to discover its composition. When reverse engineering is performed for a product that has a chemical composition--as compared to a machine or a software program--the process is also referred to as deformulation. The major and minor components of the composition are separated and broken down in order to be identified.

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Filtration Solution and Medical Membrane Device Development in IVD Applications: Current and Future Challenges

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The surging trends of an aging global population, the prevalence of chronic diseases, and the rise in outbreaks of infectious diseases have helped to expand the growth of the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry in the past several years. The demand for personalization and ease of use in IVD products for consumers and the influence of information technology have helped to cultivate more innovation in the industry.

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Membranes: Material Characteristics and Applications for In-Vitro Diagnostics

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Industrially manufactured membranes play a vital role in the effectiveness of  in vitro diagnostics instruments and procedures, such as protein assays and liquid/gas filtration applications. In this article, we cover some of the different types of membranes available for use in the field of in vitro diagnostics, the key features and characteristics, and applications for use.

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Current IVD Industry Trends & Technologies: Faster, Smarter, & More Personalized

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According to a 2016 report in PLoS One, between 60 and 70% of medical decisions are made based on the results of in vitro diagnostics (IVD) testing. Using the evaluation of specimens taken directly from the human body, in vitro diagnostics are utilized to diagnose illness and disease. Market segments for the in vitro diagnostics market include instruments, reagents, and software related to diagnostics.

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Common Material Challenges in Miniaturizing In Vitro Diagnostics

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The miniaturization of diagnostic tests comes with several unique challenges. The aim is to transform the fast turnaround time and specificity of Lab on a Chip (LOC) diagnostics into a mass-produced product that delivers the same result to consumers in the real world. For researchers, overcoming these challenges means designing specifications and meeting investors' requirements in order to manufacture a product that meets customers' needs to a high degree of accuracy.

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