Biopeer has the scoop on the latest diagnostic kits:
The Smart Shirt, a obile device for heart patients, is composed of stainless steel threads that can record an electrocardiogram and transmit it over the mobile phone network to a central monitoring center.
INNO-LiPA HBV Genotyping from Innogenetics is a complementary test to Pap smear and DNA-based HPV screening tests to detect HPV genotypes including 6, 11, 16, and 18.
An acetaminophen overdose diagnostic test is based on the presence of a compounds called cysteine adducts in the blood, which is formed under toxic doses of acetaminophen.
Dipstick test for the rapid, in-situ detection of meningococcus, a bacteria that causes outbreaks of meningitis, a lethal infection of the spinal cord and brain. These dipsticks are practical tools particularly in the “meningitis belt” in Africa, where there is perennial threat of epidemic meningitis.