Rapid coronavirus test speeds up access to urgent care and will free up beds ahead of winter

First study of SAMBA II devices on hospital wards finds patient time on COVID ‘holding wards’ was almost halved. Researchers say faster tests helped expedite access to life-saving treatments such as organ transplants – and might make all the difference later this year.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: diagnostic covid-19 healthcare addenbrookes

UK and US firms ‘lag’ in race to commercialise COVID-19 diagnostic tests

The diagnostic industry in countries such as Germany, South Korea and China lead the pack on getting coronavirus tests ready for market. Researchers warn that lax EU regulations could see it become a “dumping ground” for bad tests.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 22, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: diagnostic commercialisation covid-19

Cambridge researchers develop new coronavirus test for frontline NHS workers

A new test for infection with SARS-CoV2 that which inactivates the virus at the point of sampling, has been developed by a team of researchers at the Cambridge Institute for Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease (CITIID). It is now being used to test and screen frontline NHS staff at a Cambridge hospital.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: infectious-diseases diagnostic covid-19 coronavirus

Rapid COVID-19 diagnostic test developed by Cambridge team to be deployed in hospitals

A new rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19, developed by a University of Cambridge spinout company and capable of diagnosing the infection in under 90 minutes, is being deployed at Cambridge hospitals, ahead of being launched in hospitals nationwide.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 2, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: spotlight-on-innovation innovation infectious-diseases diagnostic covid-19 coronavirus

Study highlights potential for ‘liquid health check’ to predict disease risk

Proteins in our blood could in future help provide a comprehensive ‘liquid health check’, assessing our health and predicting the likelihood that we will we will develop a range of diseases, according to research published today in Nature Medicine.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 2, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: spotlight-on-future-therapeutics future-therapeutics diagnostic protein proteomics

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