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New Diagnostic Technology based on Saliva Tests

July 20, 2016 News

Associate Professor Chamindie Punyadeera, whose research has been supported by the Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams memorial Foundation, has announced a breakthrough in diagnostic technologies. Her important results were highlighted on Australian television in July.

Associate Professor Punyadeera is a globally acknowledged pioneer in salivary diagnostics. She leads the Saliva Translational Research (STaR) laboratory at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with a team of 12 researchers focused on developing novel diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for cardiovascular diseases and head and neck cancers, linking oral health to systemic diseases.

Saliva collection is non-invasive, easy sampling and does not require a phlebotomist. Associate Professor Punyadeera convened the inaugural Saliva Technology Application Research Symposium (STARS) in Brisbane in July 2016. This symposium attracted 130 participants, including 5 international key speakers working in this space.

QUT also released information at: https://www.qut.edu.au/news/news?news-id=106830

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