'Lab in a backpack' promises low-cost, accessible COVID testing
January 26, 2022 -- A new proof-of-concept study tested a $51 "lab in a backpack" that promises to bring accessible, low-cost COVID-19 testing to anywhere in the world, according to research published on January 26 in PLOS One. The researchers hope that their model can be used to develop commercial tests for less than $15. Read More
SQI, Owlstone partner on breath-based biomarkers for lung tests
January 25, 2022 -- SQI Diagnostics recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Owlstone Medical to work on developments related to breath-based biomarkers for invasive aspergillus lung infection and lung transplant rejection. Read More
Pathogenomix gets FDA designation for Patho-Seq assay
January 20, 2022 -- Pathogenomix has received breakthrough device designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Patho-Seq, an assay for the diagnosis of pathogenic bacteria in cases where infection may threaten life or long-term health. Read More
Qiagen launches ecofriendly QIAwave extraction kits
January 19, 2022 -- Qiagen announced the launch of a new line of products called QIAwave that are designed to be more environmentally friendly by reducing plastic and cardboard packaging. The first QIAwave products are three nucleic acid extraction kits. Read More
PierianDx, Biodesix partner on lung cancer diagnostics
January 19, 2022 -- PierianDx and Biodesix announced that they will be partnering in the development of lung cancer diagnostics based on next-generation sequencing technology. Read More
Fla. university awarded $1.3M from NIH for HIV test
January 18, 2022 -- The college of engineering and computer science at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), in collaboration with FAU's Schmidt College of Medicine, has been awarded a three-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the development of an automated HIV self-testing assay. Read More
Ascend to outfit new lab with Siemens Atellica analyzers
January 18, 2022 -- Dialysis testing lab Ascend has expanded its relationship with Siemens Healthineers, striking a deal to outfit its new lab in Sunnyvale, CA, with over 40 Siemens Atellica Solution analyzers. Read More
Quidel forecasts Q4 2021 revenues
January 7, 2022 -- Quidel recently reported total revenues the company expects for the fourth quarter of the 2021 fiscal year, which the company called "outstanding and transformational." Read More
Qiagen touts expanded uses for SARS-CoV-2, tuberculosis tests
January 7, 2022 -- Qiagen is touting new additions to the growing number of applications for its QIAcuity digital polymerase chain (PCR) reaction platform. The firm also outlined expansion initiatives for its QuantiFeron technology. Read More
GattaCo appoints new executives
January 6, 2022 -- GattaCo has named two executives to lead its efforts to commercialize its at-home "lab quality" blood plasma testing platform, including a new president and CEO. Read More