• Lab Informatics

    In clinical labs, the application of modern lab informatics systems covers a growing range of uses.
  • Emerging Technologies Promise Revolutionary Diagnostic Tools

    Reshaping and broadening the future of lab testing, these diagnostic advances are particularly noteworthy for laboratorians as well as for physicians and patients.
  • Glucose Testing in Hospital Environments

    In critical care settings, tight glucose control is not just for diabetics.
  • Managing Up

    Designing, upgrading, and choosing the right instruments for a clinical lab are complicated tasks. Even for experienced laboratory directors and managers, it isn’t always apparent how such processes should be conducted, or…
  • Targeting Antibiotic Resistance

    The global diagnostic response to antibiotic resistance is a work in progress.
Noninvasive liquid biopsy enables detection of emerging T790M mutations with greater sensitivity than tissue biopsy and months before detection of cancer progression with imaging.
Abbott’s first-of-its-kind blood test to aid in detecting early pregnancy could help doctors make faster treatment decisions for women.
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The ready-to-use lyophilized product consists of five levels that demonstrate a linear relationship to each other when assayed for direct bilirubin and total bilirubin.
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Assisting in laboratory automation, the EC motor sports a flange size of 42 mm and integrated motor controller and encoder.
This issue's Product Spotlight includes the CytoScan Dx assay from Affymetrix, the i Strep A test from Alere, the FilmArray system from BioFire Diagnostics, and the Artus herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 QS-RotorGene Q MDx from Qiagen.
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Equipped with a high-efficiency particulate arrestance filter, a mesh air filtration mask more than doubles the amount of breathability offered by a standard paper mask.
Current Tech Mini wipes
Mini Hype-Wipe bleach towelettes from Current Technologies Inc, Crawfordsville, Ind, disinfect coagulation devices in one step. Individually packaged, the 3 inch x 3 inch towelettes are saturated with a 1:10 dilution of sodium hypochorite and stabilized with a detergent. The towelettes boast a 1-minute kill time for carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, hepatitis B and […]
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Providing a painless alternative to blood draws, a cheek swab system eases collection of samples from neonates and pediatric patients.
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As China sees a rise in birth rates, a genetic screening processor and neonatal reagent kit delivers advanced capabilities to newborn screening labs for detecting life-threatening conditions.
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Front-loading autoclaves combine a secure key-lock and one-touch push-button controls to offer controlled access to parameter settings.
ESCMID warns that Europe may surpass one million deaths due to ineffective antibiotics by 2025.
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STH and STQ Duplex pumps allow for continuous fluid dispensing and metering during maintenance-free cycles, within 1% precision, without recalibration.
CE marked and assigned to moderate complexity status in the United States, the Simplexa PCR-based strep A direct test by Focus Diagnostics is now available internationally.
The SpotWare colorimetric microarray scanner utilizes an ultra-high sensitivity line-scanning architecture to provide 5 µm to 50 µm scan resolution and 7 log dynamic range.
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Using the expression levels of 10 miRNAs, the test achieves a negative predictive value of 94% and positive predictive value of 74% at a cancer prevalence of 32%.
Detecting group A Streptococcus bacteria from throat swab specimens in 8 minutes or less, the test is performed on the company’s i platform, using isothermal technology that amplifies nucleic acids at a constant temperature.
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CLP’s April 2015 Tech Guide features immunoassay kits and instruments from vendors such as BD Diagnostics Point of Care, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Randox Toxicology, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Studies led by Mayo Clinic investigators combine common genetic variants and other factors to improve personalized estimates of breast cancer risk.
Jong-Yoon Chun, PhD, founder, chief executive, and chief technology officer of Seegene
Hoping to strengthen its global presence in the molecular diagnostics market, Seegene Inc has established Seegene Technologies Inc, in Concord, Calif.
NIAID taps investigators at academic and commercial institutions to develop tools for rapidly detecting healthcare-associated pathogens.