BioTek Instruments Inc will highlight its latest innovations in microplate solutions as a Gold Level Sponsor at LabAutomation 2007 in Palm Springs, Calif, on January 28-30, 2007.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has licensed a new test from Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, a Johnson & Johnson company, that is designed to screen blood donations for exposure to Chagas’ disease – a tropical, parasitic disease that originates in South America.
Siemens Medical Solutions will partner with leading Alzheimer’s researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to test a new biomarker that could potentially identify the disease before the onset of noticeable symptoms.
In a move that will likely make electronic health records (EHR) more widely adopted, California HealthCare Foundation is reporting that Health Level Seven (HL7) will begin a process to adopt and maintain the EHR-Lab Interoperability and Connectivity Specifications (ELINCS).
A large company in the field of in vitro diagnostics, bioMérieux, has announced it will phase out production of microplate immunoassay business at its Durham, NC, facility next year.
The US Navy research laboratory will evaluate ID-Tag Respiratory Viral Panel from Tm Bioscience Corp, Toronto, a proprietary, comprehensive test for the detection of the majority of strains and subtypes of respiratory viruses, including respiratory syncytial virus A and B, influenza A (with subtyping) and influenza B.
The Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA) has reached a multi-year agreement with Orchard Software, Carmel, Ind, making the company the headline sponsor of ThinkLab, CLMA’s annual conference and exhibition.
Starting in January 2007, DiaSorin Inc, Stillwater, Minn, and the National Laboratory Training Network (NLTN) are going to provide audio and Web-based interactive hepatitis training to health care workers performing public health, clinical, and environmental laboratory testing.
Branan Medical Corportaion has been awarded a multiphase development contract to develop a system of test strips for monitoring antimicrobial concentrations in the cooling systems of the International Space Station.
Accumetrics Assays to Measure Platelet Function Accumetrics, San Diego, has developed a family of assays to measure platelet function in response to antiplatelet therapy. The VerifyNow® system simplifies platelet-function testing i