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Application of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers in POC Diagnostics

In Brief

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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ASTM F2096 - the bubble test explained

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Join us for an overview of ASTM F2096 - Detecting Gross Leaks in Packaging by Internal Pressurization (ie the Bubble Test). The bubble test is destructive, and designed to test the integrity of the packaging seal strength.

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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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What's New With Nonwovens in the Medical Industry?

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The utilization of nonwoven fabrics in the medical field has outpaced woven materials in recent years. Even when traced back to their rapid adoption during WWII, nonwovens were proven to be superior products in terms of adaptability, disposability, cost, and effectiveness. Manufacturing technology improved in the following decades until current-day use of nonwovens has placed them in a position to dominate the medical textile industry.

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Anatomy of a Lateral Flow Test Strip

In Brief

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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