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Blood Test Gives ‘Real-time’ Picture of Cancer

A simple and cost-effective blood test could be used to monitor how a patient is responding to treatment and detect genetic faults in their cancer as they happen, according to a Cancer Research UK study.

Instant Diagnoses via Lab-on-a-chip

Today, a blood sample whose protein content, genes and so on are to be read needs to be submitted to a series of complex processes, such as centrifugation, heat treatment, mixing with enzymes and concentration of disease markers. This means that samples are sent to central laboratories for analysis, and weeks may pass before the results are returned.

Chronix Biomedical Adds State-of-the-art Mass Seqeuncing Capabilities to Accelerate Development of it’s DNA Biomakers for Early Detection of Cancer

Chronix Biomedical today reported that it has significantly expanded and accelerated its biomarker development capabilities with the installation of Germany’s first state-of-the-art high-throughput DNA mass sequencer at the University of Göttingen, Chronix’s long-time collaborator. Chronix is developing disease-specific biomarkers based on DNA fragments that are released into the bloodstream by damaged and dying (apoptotic) cells. Chronix‘s serum DNA biomarkers are applicable to a wide range of cancers and other chronic diseases.