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Low-cost COVID-19 test delivers results within 4 minutes
May 14, 2021 -- Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have developed a low-cost, rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19, according to a May 6 study in Matter. The test, named Rapid, is 90% accurate and provides COVID-19 results within four minutes, according to the researchers. Read More
Inform works with Paige on digital pathology workflow
May 13, 2021 -- Anatomic pathology provider Inform Diagnostics announced it will work with artificial intelligence software developer Paige to implement digital pathology workflows. Read More
Fujifilm, Helio partner on blood assay for detecting liver cancer
May 13, 2021 -- Fujifilm Medical Systems and Helio Health announced they are collaborating on the development of a blood-based assay for the early detection of liver cancer. Read More
AACC releases guidance on kidney injury lab testing
May 12, 2021 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) released guidance on lab testing for acute kidney injury patients that proposes new diagnostic thresholds for whether a patient has the syndrome with creatinine testing. Read More
FDA grants EUA to Applied DNA's COVID-19 assay kit
May 12, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) to Applied DNA for its Linea COVID-19 assay kit. Read More
New England Biolabs bids for Fluorogenics
May 11, 2021 -- New England Biolabs has agreed to acquire lyophilization research and development service company Fluorogenics. U.K.-based Fluorogenics will become a wholly owned subsidiary of New England Biolabs. Read More
Inova secures EUA for SARS-CoV-2 assay
May 10, 2021 -- Inova Diagnostics has secured emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Quanta Flash SARS-CoV-2 immunoglobulin G assay. Read More
Viome's screening tool given 'breakthrough device' designation
May 7, 2021 -- Viome announced on May 6 its proprietary messenger RNA analysis technology combined with its artificial intelligence platform has been designated a breakthrough device by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for early detection of oral cancer and throat cancer. Read More
3 in Fla. charged in $47M genetic testing scheme
May 5, 2021 -- Three men in Florida were charged for $47 million in fraud for allegedly referring medically unnecessary genetic testing to labs in exchange for kickbacks, according to an indictment unsealed on April 5. Read More
Qiagen posts strong sales, earnings growth in Q1
May 4, 2021 -- Strong growth in both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 product groups propelled Qiagen to a 48% increase in net sales at constant exchange rates in its first quarter. Read More
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