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A new laser technology vastly improves pretransfusion testing, cutting blood incubation time from the current standard of five minutes to just 40 seconds. Developed by researchers at the Bioresource Processing Institute of Australia (BioPRIA), located within the Department of Chemical Engineering at Monash University — in conjunction with blood diagnostics manufacturer Haemokinesis Pty. Ltd. — the technology is the first of its kind and could bring pretransfusion testing out of the pathology lab and into point of care.
Blood transfusion is a critical treatment for a variety of hematological conditions including cancer, bleeding trauma, childbirth, and major surgery. The new laser-aided system can better prevent fatal…READ MORE