10 innovative diagnostic tests to combat diseases

This is an exciting time for medical diagnostics, with recent innovations allowing for faster disease diagnosis than ever before. From cancer to diabetes to heart disease, here are 10 diagnostic tests that could change the game when it comes to catching diseases earlier. Next >> [Want to stay more on top of MDO content? Subscribe to our

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New blood-based test could detect all lung cancer types

Exact Sciences and the Mayo Clinic recently collaborated on a blood-based lung cancer test that researchers say has shown high accuracy for detecting all stages of lung cancer. “These results reveal an opportunity to detect lung cancer from a simple blood draw,” said Kevin Conroy, chairman and CEO of Exact Sciences, in a news release.

Pump makes breath biopsy more than a pipe dream

A micropump from TTP Ventus is enabling such innovations as Owlstone Medical‘s breath biopsy technology, which is designed to detect early lung or bowel cancers through volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Officials at The Technology Partnership specifically spun out TTP Ventus to help commercialize the second generation of its signature product Disc Pump. Disc Pump is