Immunicon Corp, Huntingdon Valley, Pa, has been granted FDA has clearance for the CellSearch circulating tumor cell kit as an aid in the monitoring of patients with metastatic prostate cancer.
Drug-resistant tuberculosis is spreading even faster than medical experts had feared, the World Health Organization warned in a report issued this week. The rate of TB patients infected with the drug-resistant strain topped 20% in some countries, the highest ever recorded, the agency said.
Adnavance Technologies Inc, San Diego and Vancouver, BC, a developer of new direct detection molecular diagnostic tests for medical applications, has completed a Series B financing totaling $3.7 million CAD.
Zygem Corp Ltd, Solana Beach, Calif, a provider of enzymatic tools for life sciences applications, has introduced its newly extended prepGEM and forensicGEM range of reagent kits for DNA extraction.
The AACC and Americal Society for Microbiology will jointly present an audioconference in March discussing strategies for managing the threat of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Laboratory Corp of America(R) Holdings, Burlington, NC reports that Yale University released the results of its Phase II study on a blood test to detect early-stage ovarian cancer. Using six biomarkers, the test discriminates between disease-free women and ovarian cancer patients (stage I-IV) with high specificity (99.4%) and sensitivity (95.3%).
The standard test for measuring blood sugar control in people with diabetes is not accurate in those on kidney hemodialysis, according to new research at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC.
Genzyme Genetics, Cambridge, Mass, has signed a sublicense agreement with DxS Ltd, Manchester, UK in which it will grant DxS worldwide rights with the exception of North America and Hong Kong for diagnostic testing of epidermal growth factor receptor mutations in non-small cell lung cancer.
MIT researchers have explained why two mutations in the H1N1 avian flu virus allowed the disease to spread during the 1918 pandemic that killed at least 50 million people. The work could help scientists detect and contain a future bird flu outbreak among humans.
The new Kimtech Science benchtop protector from Kimberly-Clark Professional, Roswell, Ga, features a polyethylene backing that creates a fluid barrier while providing slip resistance.