Research & Development
Some emergency sepsis screening tools inadequate, EU study suggests
Two out of the four internationally recommended screening tools used by emergency medical services are inadequate for recognizing sepsis, say German researchers.
September 26, 2023
HIV vaccine trial begins enrollment in U.S., South Africa
A clinical trial for a preventive HIV vaccine has begun enrollment in both the U.S. and South Africa.
September 25, 2023
Danaher cuts cost of rapid TB test after years of pressure from activists
Danaher has cut the cost of one of its tuberculosis (TB) tests in less developed countries after years of public pressure to lower the price.
September 21, 2023
Day Zero Diagnostics completes $16M financing round
Day Zero Diagnostics has completed a $16 million financing round, executed as a convertible note.
September 20, 2023
NIH starts early-phase trial of second-generation universal flu vaccine candidate
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has begun an early-phase clinical trial of its second-generation universal flu vaccine candidate.
September 20, 2023
African research consortium awarded $5.3M by EU Horizon Europe program to combat epidemics
A research consortium led by Stellenbosch University in Stellenbosch, South Africa, was awarded 5 million euros ($5.3 million) from the EU Horizon Europe program for genomic research in combating epidemics in Africa.
September 18, 2023
Moderna’s mRNA flu shot yields promising results in phase III trial
Moderna announced that its mRNA flu shot that is in development has met its primary endpoints in a phase III trial, generating a stronger immune response than a commercially available flu vaccine.
September 15, 2023
USP proposes synthetic alternative to horseshoe crab blood in endotoxin testing
The U.S. Pharmacopoeia (USP) has published draft guidelines on using a synthetic alternative to reagents derived from horseshoe crabs, advancing efforts to provide an alternative way of performing endotoxin testing.
August 31, 2023
Gene expression test may improve diagnosis of febrile childhood diseases
A simple blood test based on patterns of gene expression could radically improve and speed up the diagnosis of febrile childhood diseases, say researchers.
August 30, 2023
Raman spectroscopy slashes time to detect pathogens bound to magnetic beads
Raman spectroscopy can accelerate the detection of pathogens bound to microscopic magnetic beads, according to a paper that will be published in the Journal of Raman Spectroscopy.
August 28, 2023
Nonprofit health system adopts Immunexpress test for detecting sepsis
FirstHealth of the Carolinas, a nonprofit health system licensed for four hospitals in North Carolina, will use Immunexpress’ SeptiCyte Rapid test to help differentiate sepsis-positive cases from patients with infection-negative systemic inflammation.
August 23, 2023
NIH names Jeanne Marrazzo to fill NIAID post vacated by Anthony Fauci
Marrazzo currently works as director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is expected to take up her position as the director of the NIAID in the fall.
August 3, 2023
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