• Lipid Screening for Cardiovascular Disease

    Developments in lipid testing over recent years may signal a better alternative to taking cholesterol levels when it comes to evaluating patients at risk for cardiovascular events.
  • Risk Assessment for Clinical Labs

    Shifting interpretations of the CLIA guidelines will allow clinical laboratories to develop alternative quality control policies, replacing equivalent quality control procedures, as of January 1, 2016. Rose Mary Casados, president of COLA…
  • Mass Spec in Clinical Spaces

    Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization–time-of-flight mass spectrometry has already brought about a revolution in the microbial identification of bacteria, yeast, and mycelia fungi, but it's only just beginning.
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Laboratory

    The medical community is being challenged with a need for clinical tools to manage an emerging spectrum of infectious diseases, including ebola, chikungunya virus, enterovirus D68, Marburg virus, and Middle East respiratory…
  • Genetic Sequencing in Cancer

    Advances in whole-genome sequencing technology such as copy-number assays are driving significant progress in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
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Featured products include the EXCM mini H-gantry from Festo, the Firefly Dx ebola detection system, and the i.Series ultra-low freezer line from Helmer Scientific.
JAMA study data suggest that the American Thyroid Association's recommendation for indication of repeat cytology should be revised.
IntelliQube from Douglas Scientific is the first fully automated, high-throughput PCR instrument to feature seamless integration of liquid handling, thermal cycling, detection, and data analysis.
Selah Genomics, Greenville Health System, DecisionQ Corp, and BD have agreed to work together to “democratize genetic medicine.”
A Miami Breast Cancer Conference study and workshop have reinforced the clinical utility of bioTheranostics’ Breast Cancer Index for informing decisions about long-term endocrine therapy and assessing risk of late recurrence.
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BBI Solutions has released a high-purity intrinsic factor protein for the detection of vitamin B12.
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The model 7899 combustible gas sniffer from E Instruments, Langhorne, Pa, is a portable leak detection device equipped with a highly sensitive tip to pinpoint small leaks of combustible gases and hydrocarbons.
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Cerilliant has introduced eight new Certified Spiking Solutions of tryptamines for use in quantitative mass spec-based testing applications such as clinical toxicology.
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Featured cancer diagnostics products include the Therascreen EGFR RGQ Plasma PCR kit from Qiagen, a KRAS screening multiplex kit from Bio-Rad Laboratories, and the Prostate Health Index from Beckman Coulter Diagnostics.
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Developments in lipid testing over recent years may signal a better alternative to taking cholesterol levels when it comes to evaluating patients at risk for cardiovascular events.
With the new contract, more than four million members across over 200 payor clients gain access to Combimatrix’s diagnostic solutions and clinical support.
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The Advia Centaur Syphilis assay from Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Tarrytown, NY, allows for sensitive and specific detection of antibodies to the proteins Treponema pallidum in human serum or plasma (EDTA, lithium or sodium heparinized, sodium citrate).
Akers’ SeraStat technology enables rapid blood cell separation for small volumes of whole blood, accelerating the rate at which a test result is obtained.
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ViroStat has released a new set of monoclonal antibodies to the P1 adhesin of Mycoplasma pneumonia, a parasitic pathogen of the human respiratory tract that causes atypical pneumonia and most often affects children and young adults.
The Myeloma Prognostic Risk Signature will be used as en entry criterion for a Phase II trial of an investigational new drug to treat multiple myeloma patients.
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The VTO110 “hot-wire” thermo-anemometer from E Instruments comes with a 0.01 resolution, and is capable of measuring temperatures ranging from −4 to 176°F, and air velocities from 0 to 6000 fpm.
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Seegene of Seoul, Republic of Korea, has received 510(k) clearance for its TOCE-based assay for herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 2, the company’s first product to clear FDA.
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The Performance Insight utilization management platform from Visiun provides laboratory directors and managers with business intelligence and analytics to help their management teams monitor key performance indicators.
Feb_2015 Tech Guide
CLP’s February 2015 Tech Guides feature side-by-side comparisons of laboratory information systems and middleware products from vendors such as Beckman Coulter, Psyche Systems Corp, Sysmex America, and Xifin.
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The Binding Site and Arotec Diagnostics have made available five new antibodies, including anti-NGAL, anti-calprotectin, anti-azurocidin, anti-neutrophil elastase, and anti-neutrophil lactoferrin.