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ID Genomics develops COVID-19 fingerprint test
ID Genomics said the test can detect all current COVID-19 variants and has the potential to identify new ones. The test can detect the virus in two hours and does not require expensive instrumentation.
August 24, 2021
COVIDome Explorer lets public decipher COVID pathology
Since the pandemic's start, research on SARS-CoV-2 has been fast and furious, and scientists have made significant progress in characterizing its virology and epidemiology. However, until now there has been no widely accessible, analysis-ready public dataset allowing the research community to generate and test hypotheses and to make real-time discoveries on the diverse molecular, cellular, and pathophysiological processes associated with COVID-19 in patients.
August 22, 2021
Gamma announces Astrea, Avacta partnership
The licensing agreement gives Astrea access to Avacta's Affimer reagent technology for applications in bioprocessing, expanding its range of ligand discovery and development capabilities to include chemical and biological platforms for customer development programs, Gamma said.
December 22, 2020
Agilent launches liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry system in U.S.
Agilent's K6460S Clinical Edition triple quadrupole (TQ) LC-MS system is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) class I device. It features a preset liquid chromatograph and mass spectrometer, as well as the clinical edition of the company's MassHunter software, according to the firm.
March 29, 2020
Henry Schein develops rapid antibody blood test for COVID-19
The company's Standard Q COVID-19 immunoglobulin M and G (IgM/IgG) rapid test is an immunochromatography test that can identify COVID-19 antibodies from blood drawn with a pinprick. The test provides results within 15 minutes and can be administered at the point of care.
March 25, 2020
Fentanyl during moms' labor shows up in babies' urine
The investigators evaluated urine toxicology screening results from 96 newborns, using a review of medical records, which included the type and level of anesthesia administered to mothers during labor. Of the total, 29% of neonatal samples were positive for fentanyl, reported Athena Petrides, PhD, an assistant professor of pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and colleagues.
March 24, 2020
Thermo Fisher launches Cascadion SM clinical analyzer in U.S.
Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) is considered the gold standard among vitamin D testing methods, but the technique has traditionally relied on sophisticated technology requiring specialized knowledge. The Cascadion SM clinical analyzer, equipped with a built-in 25-hydroxy vitamin D assay, automatically analyzes vitamin D2 and D3 in blood samples, without the need for extensive technical expertise.
March 9, 2020
Thermo Fisher teams with Owlstone on breath tests
Based in Cambridge, U.K., Owlstone offers its Breath Biopsy platform and developed the ReCiva breath sampler for collecting "volatile organic compounds" in breath, enabling chemical analysis and an understanding of underlying metabolic processes. The company sees the breathalyzer as being applicable across conditions, but it has focused its research on cancer, inflammatory disease, and infectious disease.
November 6, 2019
Danaher divests lab business units to Sartorius for $750M
Sartorius said in a statement that the acquisition would complement its strong positions in the fast-growing bioanalytics and bioprocessing segments.
October 20, 2019
Emerson adds miniature isolation valves at AACC 2019
Designed to support liquid applications that require a reduced footprint, the Series 058 valves provide comparable flow to larger-footprint valve products, according to the vendor. The 14-mm miniature valve is approximately one-third the size and half the weight of traditional 16-mm fluid handling miniature valves, Emerson said.
August 6, 2019
MedTest Dx to launch new Clinitox line at AACC 2019
Targeted at labs that perform confirmation testing, the new Clinitox Calibrators and Controls line is designed to eliminate the need to acquire and set up materials, perform multiple handling and measuring steps, and manage controls and certifications.
July 31, 2019
NeuroPointDX builds on metabolism biomarkers in autism
The three metabolic areas -- identified in the company's large Children's Autism Metabolome Project (CAMP) study -- are altered neurotransmission, energy metabolism, and purine metabolism, the company reported in a trial update at the meeting, held May 1-4 in Montreal. This adds to previously related data from the study on metabolic subtypes related to imbalances in branched chain amino acids, the company noted in a May 6 statement.
May 6, 2019
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