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New biosensor test system developed for accurate measurements of protein molecule concentration in blood

New biosensor test system developed for accurate measurements of protein molecule concentration in blood

Researchers from the General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have developed a new biosensor test system based on magnetic nanoparticles. [More]
ProteinSimple expands Simple Plex immunoassay offering with launch of new single analyte cartridge

ProteinSimple expands Simple Plex immunoassay offering with launch of new single analyte cartridge

ProteinSimple announced today an expansion of the Simple Plex immunoassay offering by launching a new single analyte cartridge for the analysis of 72 samples at once. This new cartridge enables Simple Plex users to run 72 samples in an hour with triplicate results. It is powered by R&D Systems reagents, the expert in immunoassays. [More]
Beckman Coulter Access Family of Immunoassay Systems release new access TSH (3rd IS) Assay

Beckman Coulter Access Family of Immunoassay Systems release new access TSH (3rd IS) Assay

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is pleased to announce obtaining CE Mark and the release of its new Access TSH (3rd IS) assay for use with the company’s Access Family of Immunoassay Systems. [More]
Advances in drug and alcohol testing: an interview with George Powell, President of Summit Diagnostics

Advances in drug and alcohol testing: an interview with George Powell, President of Summit Diagnostics

In the US, drug and alcohol testing has been a part of addiction and recovery for as long as I can remember. I started working in the business, basically in the employment industry, back in the mid-to-late 90s. Testing was essential, in that industries needed to ensure they had alcohol- and drug-free work places [More]
Roche files direct de novo application to FDA for Anti-Mullerian assay

Roche files direct de novo application to FDA for Anti-Mullerian assay

Roche announced today that it has filed a direct de novo application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a fully automated Anti-Mullerian (AMH) assay for use on Roche's full portfolio of laboratory analyzers. The determination of AMH is useful for the assessment of ovarian reserve in women presenting to infertility clinics for evaluation in conjunction with other clinical and laboratory findings. [More]
Mayo Clinic investigators discover potential diagnostic markers for bipolar I disorder

Mayo Clinic investigators discover potential diagnostic markers for bipolar I disorder

Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered a series of proteins that could be diagnostic markers to identify bipolar I disorder. If this discovery sample can be validated through replication these markers may help as a diagnostic tool for psychiatrists treating mood disorders. [More]
HBsAg may persist in chronic HBV patients beyond seroclearance

HBsAg may persist in chronic HBV patients beyond seroclearance

The use of a highly sensitive assay for the detection of hepatitis B surface antigen suggests that HBsAg negativity as evaluated by the conventional test may not be indicative of seroclearance in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection. [More]
Myriad RBM's DiscoveryMAP platform identifies protein biomarkers linked to CV events in diabetes patients

Myriad RBM's DiscoveryMAP platform identifies protein biomarkers linked to CV events in diabetes patients

Myriad RBM, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Myriad Genetics, Inc., today announced that its DiscoveryMAP platform successfully identified combinations of 15 protein biomarkers associated with cardiovascular (CV) events or death in people with pre-diabetes or early type 2 diabetes, according to a study published by the journal Circulation. [More]
UC Irvine Health researchers develop one-step test to detect HCV infections

UC Irvine Health researchers develop one-step test to detect HCV infections

UC Irvine Health researchers have developed a cost-effective one-step test that screens, detects and confirms hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. Dr. Ke-Qin Hu, director of hepatology services, will present findings at the Annual Meeting of American Association for the Study of Liver Disease in San Francisco, Nov. 14-16. Current blood-based HCV testing requires two steps and can be expensive, inconvenient and is not widely available or affordable globally. [More]
Liposomal sizing and the Coulter principle: an interview with Professor Melvin E. Klegerman

Liposomal sizing and the Coulter principle: an interview with Professor Melvin E. Klegerman

For about the last 25 years, the cardiology group here have been developing a platform technology for both the diagnosis and treatment of atherosclerosis. The group began at Northwestern University, Chicago, under the direction of Dr. David McPherson and he continues to lead the group. [More]

Biophor receives FDA 510(k) clearance for distribution of seventh oral fluid screening assay

Biophor Diagnostics, Inc. announces that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for sale and distribution of its seventh oral fluid screening assay based on the RapidFRET IVD Platform technology. This clearance completes the company's flagship panel for drugs of abuse screening in oral fluid. [More]
Commonwealth Lab expands access to new IBS test with national agreement with Quest

Commonwealth Lab expands access to new IBS test with national agreement with Quest

Commonwealth Laboratories, LLC ("Commonwealth") announced today that it has formed an agreement with Quest Diagnostics ("Quest") that will expand the availability of IBSchek™, a new laboratory developed blood test designed to help physicians quickly and reliably diagnose Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). [More]
New tools to measure S-Adenosylmethionine (SAM) and methylation index

New tools to measure S-Adenosylmethionine (SAM) and methylation index

AMSBIO has launched a unique series of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies against S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) and S-adenosylhomocysteine (SAH) that allows immunoassays to be used in methylation regulation research. [More]
Quest Diagnostics receives FDA 510(k) clearance for Simplexa HSV 1 & 2 Direct molecular test

Quest Diagnostics receives FDA 510(k) clearance for Simplexa HSV 1 & 2 Direct molecular test

Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced that its Focus Diagnostics products business has received FDA 510(k) clearance to add the genital swab claim to its Simplexa HSV 1 & 2 Direct molecular test on the Integrated Cycler. [More]
Corgenix Medical to present several scientific abstracts at 2015 AACC Clinical Lab Expo

Corgenix Medical to present several scientific abstracts at 2015 AACC Clinical Lab Expo

Corgenix Medical Corporation, the U.S. - based operation of ORGENTEC Diagnostika, is presenting several scientific abstracts at the 2015 American Association for Clinical Chemistry Clinical Lab Expo in Atlanta. Three abstracts involve the ReEBOV Ebola rapid diagnostic test (RDT) with a fourth abstract involving the AtherOx™ Assay for assessing heart disease risk. [More]
AESKU.DIAGNOSTICS offers new early prognostic marker for RA

AESKU.DIAGNOSTICS offers new early prognostic marker for RA

Activity and outcome scores like DAS, DAS28, SDAI or CDAI, Larsen Score, etc. are commonly used but are time consuming and not practical in the early phase of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). [More]
Mayo Clinic, Gentag, Fraunhofer IMS and NovioSense partner to combat type 2 diabetes worldwide

Mayo Clinic, Gentag, Fraunhofer IMS and NovioSense partner to combat type 2 diabetes worldwide

Building on the long-standing collaboration between Gentag and Mayo Clinic, and the long-standing collaboration between NovioSense and Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems (IMS), Gentag and NovioSense today announced that they have formed a joint venture to combat the epidemic of type 2 diabetes that is overwhelming people and health care systems worldwide. [More]
Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants may benefit people with Alzheimer's disease

Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants may benefit people with Alzheimer's disease

Here's more evidence that fish oil supplementation and antioxidants might be beneficial for at least some people facing Alzheimer's disease: A new report published in the July 2015 issue of The FASEB Journal describes the findings of a very small study in which people with mild clinical impairment, such as those in the very early stages of the disease, saw clearance of the hallmark amyloid-beta protein and reduced inflammation in neurological tissues. [More]
SeraCare Life Sciences inks CRADA with NCI to create positive controls for cancer assays

SeraCare Life Sciences inks CRADA with NCI to create positive controls for cancer assays

SeraCare Life Sciences, a leading partner to global in vitro diagnostics manufacturers, today announced that it has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, to create reference materials and positive controls for cancer assays. [More]
Sysmex unveils latest series of haematology analysers at IFCC congress

Sysmex unveils latest series of haematology analysers at IFCC congress

The Sysmex Corporation, the global leader in haematology, unveiled its latest series of haematology analysers at the annual IFCC congress, EuroMedLab JIB in Paris today. The XN-L series follows in the footsteps of its game-changing big brother, the XN-Series. The new, smaller XN-L Series makes top quality haematology available for all. [More]
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