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Microdosing Enabled Eyedropper Technology Could Be A Boon To Both Patients And Physicians

Researchers developed a new type of eyedropper that could deliver tiny droplets of medication and treat the eye more accurately than conventional eyedroppers while reducing waste and avoiding dangerous side effects. The technology had the potential to treat especially dry eye and glaucoma, for which patients require daily use of medicated eyedrops. The research was presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

 

Zika Virus Test: A First FDA Approved Test Intended to Detect Zika Virus from Blood Donations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Cobas Zika test, a qualitative nucleic acid test for the detection of Zika virus RNA in individual plasma specimens obtained from volunteer donors of whole blood and blood components, and from living organ donors. It is intended for use by blood collection establishments to detect Zika virus in blood donations, not for the individual diagnosis of Zika virus infection.