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Application of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers in POC Diagnostics

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Standard disposable point-of-care diagnostic (POCD) devices are making a positive impact on patient-based healthcare settings worldwide. These devices are convenient and economical, and they provide rapid results. Both clinicians and patients use them to diagnose a range of conditions.

But in certain situations, these diagnostic devices have limitations.

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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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Breakdown of a Lateral Flow Test Strip

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Lateral flow test strips are simple, easy to use devices that can detect the presence or absence of a target analyte (chemical or substance) in a specimen provided by a patient. These tests are typically used at point of care (medical office), at home, or in the laboratory. They are valued for being low-cost, simple, rapid and portable.

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