New research paper on loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) for the diagnosis of malaria

I came across this article today: “Performance of loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) for the diagnosis of malaria among malaria suspected pregnant women in Northwest Ethiopia.”  Malaria Journal, 201716:34. Once again, LAMP demonstrates that it beats many methods for sensitivity and ease of use when one is looking for a point-of-care technique to detect pathogens, whether they…

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30 min On-site Screening for Campylobacter

Are you involved or interested in screening for the presence of Campylobacter? Then you should be interested in a method that allows for detection of Campylobacter: in 30 minutes on-site with minimal sample preparation. Campylobacter infections cause more cases of diarrhoea (Campylobacteriosis) in humans than Salmonella. The cost of Campylobacteriosis to public health systems and…

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NanoDrop Users – why settle for a single drop?

Why settle with a single drop? Go faster & do more for less with the SpectraMax DROP from Molecular Devices  Experiencing a bottleneck with your nucleic acid or protein quantitation? The SpectraDrop low volume microplate from Molecular Devices is a perfect solution, offering high throughput microliter volume DNA, RNA and protein measurement. Why buy a…

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Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) Detection in 20 minutes

According to WebMD, whom I credit for this information, Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are a type of bacteria called enterococci that have developed resistance to many antibiotics, especially vancomycin. Enterococci bacteria live in our intestines and on our skin, usually without causing problems. But if they become resistant to antibiotics, they can cause serious infections, especially in people…

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