Life Science Research: DNA Sequencing
DNA sequencing is the single greatest scientific breakthrough to have occurred in the world of bioinformatics and genetics. Determining the order of nucleotides in a DNA sequence has opened numerous doors in preventative health care.
Patients can receive a personalized genetics map from online test labs for less than $200. Labs like 23AndMe.com answer questions on hereditary conditions and predispositions to illnesses.
Recent advances in DNA testing mean that lives can potentially be saved if researchers catch these links and red flags quickly.
Wound-care firm Applied Tissue Technologies declared that it had won FDA permission of its negative-pressure wound treatment product, the Platform Wound Dressing (PWD). The second class system signifies the first-of-its-kind embossed harmful pressure wound treatment equipment for use without gauze or foam, according to the Hingham, Mass. Company.
The PWD is a permeable dressing with an integral adhesive base and an impermeable membrane, permanently embossed that combines the traditional functions of this negative-pressure wound treatment membrane and foam/gauze in now marketed negative-pressure component. After the negative-pressure pump is turned …