According to the CDC, the “gold standard” for SARS-CoV-2 testing is reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (or RT-PCR). Digital microfluidics enables ultra-rapid PCR results by utilizing low droplet volume with built-in heaters and sensors on cartridge.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to public health, newborn screening (NBS) found a way to not only continue but expand over the past year. State NBS programs have continued to implement screening for new conditions – including recently in Kansas for Pompe and MPS I.
We express our deepest gratitude to the professionals in public health and medical labs during a tumultuous year with the raging pandemic. At Baebies, we are grateful to have multiple major milestones to celebrate as we reflect on 2020. See our annual Founder’s Report.
Digital microfluidics (DMF) technology is a method to programmably manipulate tiny droplets of liquid by electrical control of surface tension (or electrowetting) to perform tests on a disposable cartridge. Learn the unique benefits that DMF brings to diagnostic testing and newborn screening.
Meet Hari Patel, Customer Service and Support Engineer at Baebies. He is the father of two children and has been working in NBS for over 10 years – first in public health before joining our team in 2019.
There has never been a more important time to recognize Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (April 19-25, 2020) than during the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the Baebies team put together this short message in order to show our appreciation.
Lysosomal storage diseases (LSDs) are inherited disorders that affect different parts of the body, including the skeleton, brain, skin, heart, and central nervous system. Newborn screening for LSDs enables early diagnosis and can lead to earlier initiation of treatment. Learn more.
Every company starts with a vision. We founded Baebies with the vision that “everyone deserves a healthy start”. Hear from our founders about key milestones this year and what’s to come in 2020.
Baebies had the privilege of conducting a video interview with Dr. Yin-Hsiu Chien to discuss learnings from over a decade of newborn screening for Pompe disease in Taiwan.
(Updated 9/19/2019 with video.) Today is International MPS Awareness Day. We are featuring the story of an MPS I family to help raise awareness and bring light to the importance of newborn screening for this rare disorder. Meet Tracy Rose and her daughter Maggie who live in Chapel Hill, NC. Maggie was clinically diagnosed with MPS I last year just after her first birthday. Learn more in our interview with Tracy.