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The number of scientific and peer-reviewed publications highlighting the role of first-void urine in the detection, screening, and research of HPV has increased with time. In this blog post, we recap and summarize the 2021 peer-reviewed publications that used Novosanis’ Colli-Pee® for HPV-related research.
Urine as a sample type to understand Chlamydia prevalence in the Belgian population
Chlamydia trachomatis (C. Trachomatis) is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI). In Europe the distribution and prevalence of chlamydia infections is expected to be higher than reported as many asymptomatic infections are not detected. Sciensano set-up two studies using urine samples to analyze for presence of Chlamydia DNA.
Urine the golden sample for HPV-related research? Highlights from the virtual IPVC conference 2021
Novosanis participated in the virtual IPVC conference (from November 15 to 19, 2021), which focused on Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)-related topics, particularly Human Papillomavirus (HPV) elimination. The event and the sessions were a great way to stay up to date with the latest scientific developments in the field. The conference had several sessions focused on urine as a sample type for HPV-related research.
Urine: a promising sample type to detect and monitor prostate cancer
Finding new and specific biomarkers for prostate cancer can improve cancer detection and overall patient outcomes. The increasing knowledge of multi-omics has great potential for prostate cancer research. Several biomarker candidates have been identified in urine
Endometrial cancer biomarker detection
Endometrial cancer is the most frequently diagnosed malignancy of the female genital tract and the sixth most common cancer in women globally. Finding a simple, non-invasive test that identifies endometrial cancer effectively could transform the way the disease is detected and improve patient care.
Urine as an emerging liquid biopsy for bladder cancer biomarker detection
Given the function of the bladder, and its proximity to the urinary tract, urine as a sample type is particularly attractive as it can contain potential biomarkers for bladder cancer detection.
Cancer research visual
Given the challenges with some traditional screening and detection methods, researchers are continuously exploring alternative methods to detect cancer types.
HPV vaccination
Vaccines play a critical role in protecting people against disease. HPV vaccination is primarily used for young girls, but is also recommended for boys. This blog explains the potential of HPV vaccination in reducing HPV-related cancers for girls and boys.
Urine-based DNA methylation biomarkers promising in cancer research
DNA methylation-based biomarkers have shown potential in disease detection and monitoring . This blog highlights areas in which DNA methylation could support cancer research and examples of biomarkers that are being investigated for various cancer types. Abnormal DNA methylation is common in cancer...
3 reasons why urine preservation is important
Did you know a urine preservative can help maintain the integrity and original composition of urine samples. Read our latest blog to know 3 reasons why urine preservation is needed.
Urine as a way to screen more women for gynecological cancers
Urine as a liquid biopsy is attractive in the field of gynecological cancer research. Urine in conjunction with other diagnostic tools could help screen for these diseases more quickly and accurately, allowing treatment to start earlier, especially during a time where healthcare systems are stressed, but even beyond.
Urine sampling: A non-invasive way to improve diagnostic efficiency for ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer (OC) is the seventh most common malignancy among women worldwide. More than 70% of women present the disease at an advanced stage, making the cancer type the most lethal of all gynecological malignancies.

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