Labcorp, Pillar Biosciences team up for genomic testing
October 19, 2021 -- Labcorp and Pillar Biosciences have signed an agreement to offer genomic cancer testing based on Pillar's next-generation sequencing technology. Read More
Stilla launches Naica 6-color digital PCR system
October 18, 2021 -- Stilla Technologies has launched Naica, a digital polymerase chain reaction (PCR) system that features six fluorescent channels. Naica was introduced at the American Society of Human Genetics virtual meeting. Read More
Half of world lacks access to diagnostic testing
October 12, 2021 -- Nearly half (47%) of the world's population has little to no access to diagnostic testing, including the ability to do cultures to identify microorganisms or access to a chemical analyzer or to a hematology analyzer, according to a report released on October 6 in Lancet. Read More
Entopsis pursues 'strategic alternatives' for OpsisDx platform
October 8, 2021 -- Entopsis has announced that it will pursue strategic alternatives for its OpsisDx urine-based technology platform that offers a diagnostic test for detecting early-stage cancers. Read More
Sysmex introduces automated analyzer for malaria detection
October 1, 2021 -- Sysmex America is introducing the XN-30 automated hematology analyzer for malaria detection. The research use only system uses specialized reagents, a violet laser, and advanced algorithms. Read More
Thermo Fisher touts product launches at AACC 2021
September 29, 2021 -- Thermo Fisher Scientific is highlighting a variety of new products the company is launching at this week's American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) meeting, including new test kits for COVID-19 and for lupus. Read More
Mindray launches new MC-80 cell morphology analyzer
September 29, 2021 -- Mindray is launching MC-80, a new digital cell morphology analyzer that's designed to support morphological review of blood cells after hematology analysis, providing clearer images and faster workflow, the company said. Read More
MeMed unveils COVID test for predicting patient outcomes
September 29, 2021 -- MeMed has developed a rapid test that can predict with greater accuracy than other tests if a COVID-19 patient's condition will deteriorate, according to a September 29 poster presentation at the 2021 American Association for Clinical Chemistry annual meeting. Read More
Beckman Coulter launches DxU Iris urinalysis system at AACC
September 28, 2021 -- Beckman Coulter aims to improve laboratory workflow for processing urinalysis samples with a new automated diagnostic system, DxU Iris, introduced at this week's American Association for Clinical Chemistry 2021 meeting. Read More
Millions of diabetes blood tests missed during U.K. lockdown
September 27, 2021 -- Approximately 2.5 million diagnostic blood tests for diabetes were missed or delayed in the U.K. during COVID-19 lockdown, according to research presented this week at the virtual annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. Read More