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Bio-Techne makes $10M equity investment in CyVek

Techne Corporation, d/b/a Bio-Techne, announced today that it has made a $10 million equity investment in CyVek, Inc. (CyVek), with a commitment to acquire CyVek if certain future milestones are met. [More]

American Bio Medica's net sales decrease 7.3% in fourth quarter 2013

American Bio Medica Corporation today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013. [More]

Singulex signs agreement to co-develop the Sgx Clarity system with Tecan

Singulex, Inc., the developer and leading provider of Single Molecule Counting (SMC) technology for clinical diagnostics and scientific discovery, today announced an agreement to co-develop the Sgx Clarity system with Tecan, a leading global provider of laboratory automation instruments. [More]

Mindray's net revenues increase 16.5% to $368.4 million in fourth quarter 2013

Mindray Medical International Limited, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices worldwide, announced today its selected unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. [More]
New biomarker for stress in wild animals facing global climate change

New biomarker for stress in wild animals facing global climate change

Chemical analyses by neuroscientist Jerrold Meyer and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are helping to establish hair cortisol concentration (HCC) as an important new biomarker for stress in wild animals facing global climate change. [More]

New Access Total βhCG (5th IS) assay from Beckman Coulter receives FDA clearance and is granted CE Mark for Europe

Aligned with its commitment to help move reproductive health management forward, Beckman Coulter Diagnostics has received clearance for its new Access Total βhCG (5th IS) assay from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k), as well as being granted the CE Mark specifically for Europe. [More]
Meridian's TRU FLU assay gets FDA clearance for analytical sensitivity claim for avian Influenza H7N9 strain

Meridian's TRU FLU assay gets FDA clearance for analytical sensitivity claim for avian Influenza H7N9 strain

Meridian Bioscience, Inc. today announced that the company's TRU FLU assay received FDA clearance for an analytical sensitivity claim for the novel avian Influenza H7N9 strain, A/Anhui/1/2013. TRU FLU is a rapid immunoassay that detects influenza A and influenza B viruses in 15 minutes in human respiratory specimens. [More]
New range of recombinant Fab monoclonal antibodies launched by BBI Solutions at Medica 2013

New range of recombinant Fab monoclonal antibodies launched by BBI Solutions at Medica 2013

BBI Solutions, a world leader in immunoassay development and contract manufacturing, recently launched its unique range of Recombinant Fab Monoclonal Antibodies at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry’s (AACC) Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo, on July 28-August 31, 2013, in Houston, Texas. [More]
New 4th generation HIV assays now available to improve screening for HIV infection

New 4th generation HIV assays now available to improve screening for HIV infection

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings announced today the availability of a 4th generation HIV antigen/antibody combination assay and a new diagnostic algorithm that improves screening for HIV infection. [More]

Vitamin D Total assay for use on Access 2 and UniCel DxI immunoassay systems receives CE Mark

Beckman Coulter, Inc. announces the CE Mark approval of Access 25 (OH) Vitamin D Total assay for use on the Access 2 and UniCel DxI series of immunoassay systems. Offering enhanced performance, the new assay is an important addition to the company’s bone metabolism assay menu. [More]

SeraCare Life Sciences announces expansion of R&D facilities in Milford, Massachusetts

SeraCare Life Sciences, a manufacturer of life sciences tools, bulk plasma, and quality controls for diagnostic companies and clinical laboratories, announced an expansion of its research and manufacturing facilities at its Milford, Massachusetts headquarters. [More]

Life science research products manufacturer BTI acquired by Alfa Aesar

Alfa Aesar, A Johnson Matthey Company, announces that it has completed the purchase of Biomedical Technologies, Inc. (BTI) of Stoughton, Massachusetts. [More]
Strategic analysis on opportunities in the US blood banking market

Strategic analysis on opportunities in the US blood banking market

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: 2014 Opportunities in the US Blood Banking Market [More]
65 metabolites in urine simultaneously measured by clinical IEM-by-NMR screening study in Turkey

65 metabolites in urine simultaneously measured by clinical IEM-by-NMR screening study in Turkey

At the 12th International Congress of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (www.iciem2013.com), Bruker announces another milestone in the cost-effective use of NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) spectroscopy screening as a clinical research tool for metabolic screening and small molecule in vitro diagnostics (IVD) research and validation. [More]
Companion diagnostics: an interview with Trevor Hawkins, SVP, Strategy, Innovation and Business Development for Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

Companion diagnostics: an interview with Trevor Hawkins, SVP, Strategy, Innovation and Business Development for Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

Companion diagnostics is critical in helping to pave the way for personalized medicine, in which the treatment is adapted and precisely tailored to the patient. [More]

GE, UW scientists to develop new medical device for detecting infectious disease

You've heard of on-demand TV, now imagine on-demand medical diagnosis - anytime, anywhere in the world. Scientists at GE Global Research, the technology development arm of the General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), are working with a team based at the University of Washington to develop a new medical device, the size of a pack of playing cards, that can detect infectious disease by way of a simple nasal swab, in less than an hour. [More]

Qualigen's FastPack Vitamin D Immunoassay receives FDA clearance

Qualigen, Inc., a privately owned company that provides rapid, easy to use, fully quantitative diagnostic testing solutions, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration for its FastPack Vitamin D Immunoassay for use on its proprietary FastPack System for the rapid determination of vitamin D status. [More]
Thermo Fisher Scientific and Newman-Lakka Institute collaborate to develop new diagnostic approaches for personalized cancer treatment

Thermo Fisher Scientific and Newman-Lakka Institute collaborate to develop new diagnostic approaches for personalized cancer treatment

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, and the Newman-Lakka Institute for Personalized Cancer Care at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, announced an intended collaboration for research and development of new methods to detect and track circulating biomarkers in blood. [More]
Study examines link between IL-17F and treatment response to interferon beta-1b in multiple sclerosis patients

Study examines link between IL-17F and treatment response to interferon beta-1b in multiple sclerosis patients

A study by Hans-Peter Hartung, M.D., of Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldoft, Germany, and colleagues examines the association between IL-17F and treatment response to interferon beta-1b among patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. [More]
Novel multiplex immunoassay approach to capture HIV antibodies

Novel multiplex immunoassay approach to capture HIV antibodies

Detection of HIV antibodies is used to diagnose HIV infection and monitor trials of experimental HIV/AIDS vaccines. New, more sensitive detection systems being developed use microspheres to capture HIV antibodies and can measure even small amounts of multiple antibodies at one time. [More]