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Technology for diagnostics

Accurate diagnostics need technology — from imaging hardware and image reconstruction to machine learning —
to detect markers associated with the cause of disease. Note that technology for the diagnosis of cancer is only included in the Cancer diagnostics collection, that machine-learning for diagnostics is only included in the Machine learning in healthcare collection, that point-of-care technology is only included in the Point-of-care devices collection, and that diagnostics technology for histopathology is only included in the Histopathology collection.

This Collection is updated when relevant new content is published. Content appears in reverse chronological order. See all Collections from Nature Biomedical Engineering.


This Review summarizes the rapidly expanding toolbox of assays for CRISPR-based diagnostics and highlights their point-of-care applications.

Review Article | | Nature Biomedical Engineering

A hand-powered centrifuge made of two paper discs, string and wooden handles is shown to achieve rotational speeds of 125,000 r.p.m., separate pure plasma from whole blood in less than 1.5 minutes and isolate malaria parasites in 15 minutes.

Article | | Nature Biomedical Engineering

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