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Long COVID can be predicted early in patient diagnosis
January 27, 2022 -- Researchers have started to piece together the science behind why some patients develop long COVID and others do not by identifying several factors that can be measured at a patient's initial COVID-19 diagnosis, according to research published online in the journal Cell on January 25. Read More
MCED Consortium appoints leaders
January 27, 2022 -- The Multicancer Early Detection (MCED) Consortium has named Michelle Le Beau, PhD, as chair and Dr. Larry Kessler as deputy chair to lead the new organization's efforts evaluating the clinical and public health value of MCED tests. Read More
Sophia names Ken Freedman as chief revenue officer
January 27, 2022 -- Sophia Genetics has appointed Ken Freedman as chief revenue officer. Freedman brings more than 25 years of sales, marketing, and executive management experience, Sophia said. Read More
'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
MaximBio gets EUA for ClearDetect COVID-19 home test
January 26, 2022 -- Maxim Biomedical has received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a new COVID-19 antigen home test called ClearDetect. Read More
Siemens launches ELF test in the U.S. for NASH assessment
January 26, 2022 -- Siemens Healthineers has launched its Enhanced Liver Fibrosis (ELF) blood test in the U.S., designed to assess disease progression in people with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. The test will be sold through Labcorp and Quest Diagnostics. Read More
Abbott's diagnostic sales climb due to COVID testing
January 26, 2022 -- Abbott reported that diagnostic sales rose for the fourth quarter of 2021, a trend driven mostly by the purchase of COVID-19 tests. The company also posted strong full-year growth compared to 2020. Read More
Digital pathology offers time savings to pathologists
January 25, 2022 -- Does digital pathology offer benefits over the light microscope in viewing whole-slide images? A new study found that a digital microscope providing simultaneous views of multiple sections of tissues was easier, more efficient, and reduced the time to diagnosis. Read More
How to apply for the AACC's Disruptive Technology Award
January 25, 2022 -- The February 7 deadline to apply for the American Association for Clinical Chemistry's (AACC) Disruptive Technology Award is drawing close. The award can give a major boost to startup companies developing new diagnostics technologies. Read More
CAP accredits LSU's Precision Medicine Lab
January 25, 2022 -- The College of American Pathologists (CAP) recently accredited the Precision Medicine Laboratory at Louisiana State University (LSU) Health New Orleans School of Medicine. Read More
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