Research & Development
Roche launches adenovirus PCR test in Europe
Transplant patients are immunocompromised and at risk for developing infections, including from adenoviruses. Adenoviruses can lead to a range of conditions -- such as conjunctivitis, gastroenteritis, hepatitis, and pneumonia -- that cause complications and organ rejection in transplant patients.
January 14, 2020
Gemelli Biotech airs validating data for IBS biomarker test
Developed by researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and licensed to Gemelli Biotech, the ibs-smart test screens for antibodies to cytolethal distending toxin B (CdtB), a toxin produced by bacteria that cause gastroenteritis, and vinculin, a protein found in the small intestine. Elevated levels of these biomarkers are associated with IBS. Traditionally, doctors had to rule out a range of conditions to make the IBS diagnosis, whereas this test shows with high confidence whether patients actually have the condition, based on the two biomarkers, the company noted.
May 20, 2019
Chembio Diagnostics applies for FDA CLIA waiver for HIV, syphilis test
Dr. Fauci invokes Yogi Berra to describe emerging infectious disease challenge
Thermo Fisher Scientific introduces digital PCR liquid-biopsy assays for academic, clinical research
Thermo Fisher Scientific updates Applied Biosystems genetic analyzers to comply with IVDR
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Quest Diagnostics completes acquisition of Summa Health outreach lab services business
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