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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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6 Filtration Challenges in Downstream Biopharmaceutical Production

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Membranes and membrane processes are efficient filtration tools in the manufacturing of biopharmaceutical products. These tools continue to evolve in response to new therapies and processing methods. The membranes used in separation and purification are beginning to play an even more important role as market demand for monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and other gene and cell culture therapies have expanded in recent years. The global mAb therapeutics market is projected to grow from almost US$ 95.6 billion in 2017 to US$ 174.2 billion by 2026.

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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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