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A Singapore-based firm has developed a test that can detect seven major tropical diseases, including Zika and dengue, from just a drop of blood.
The fingernail-size microchip was developed about a year ago by Veredus Laboratories, a Singapore-based medical diagnostics company, according to its press statement yesterday. It can also detect malaria, chikungunya, West Nile, Yellow Fever and Japanese encephalitis.
Dr Rosemary Tan, chief executive officer and founder of Veredus, told The Straits Times that the test has been sold to hospitals, clinical laboratories and organisations in Indonesia and China. Local hospitals have also expressed interest.
Each kit costs about $100, and it takes about two to three hours to identify the pathogen.
“Zika is now becoming very famous in Singapore due to the outbreak, but we developed this chip more than a year ago which can detect different species of malaria, serotypes of dengue, chikungunya and…
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SAN FRANCISCO – Like clockwork, September signals an iPhone update.
So, last week, when Apple sent out an invitation to journalists, the headline to the message read simply: “See you on the 7th”.
With no details, not even a hint for eager techies to sink their teeth into, it was inevitable that the multi-coloured spheres that decorated the invitation would be mulled over, dissected and over-analysed.
So, they deduced – from the resemblance of the spheres to bokeh, or out-of-focus areas in a photo, and the event date, Sept 7 – that all this portends an iPhone 7 with a dual-lens camera.
What is known is that the event will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, which can seat 7,000. The huge venue signifies that there will also be other products announced at the same time.
So what can you expect? We…
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