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Natera nabs ADLT status
June 21, 2021 -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded cell-free DNA testing company Natera advanced diagnostic laboratory test (ADLT) status for its Signatera molecular residual disease test. Read More
DCN Dx acquires PortaScience
June 21, 2021 -- DCN Dx has closed its acquisition of PortaScience, a dry chemistry-focused, point-of-care diagnostics development company. Read More
Epredia, Aiforia ink distribution agreement
June 21, 2021 -- Cancer diagnostics firm Epredia and artificial intelligence software firm Aiforia have entered into a distribution agreement for Aiforia's deep-learning breast cancer image analysis software. Read More
Co-Diagnostics secures CE Mark for direct saliva SARS-CoV-2 test
June 21, 2021 -- Molecular diagnostics company Co-Diagnostics has secured the CE-IVD Mark for its Logix Smart SARS-CoV-2 direct saliva test. Read More
Roche announces FDA approval for COVID-19 test
June 18, 2021 -- Roche announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an emergency use authorization for its Cobas SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid test. The test is designed for use on the Cobas Liat system. Read More
Leica adds DICOM support to pathology slide scanner
June 18, 2021 -- Leica Biosystems announced that its Aperio GT 450 DX scanner now supports DICOM imaging. The scanner produces DICOM whole-slide images natively and is compatible with PACS networks. Read More
Pattern Computer develops 15-second COVID-19 test
June 18, 2021 -- Pattern Computer has developed a novel test for near real-time diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infections. The method allows for high-volume testing without requiring chemical reagents. Read More
Ink dries on Hologic's deal to buy Mobidiag
June 17, 2021 -- Hologic announced the completion of its $808 million acquisition of biotechnology company Mobidiag. The Finnish-French company develops near-patient, acute-care molecular diagnostic testing products. Read More
USPSTF releases final research plan on TB screening
June 17, 2021 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has posted its final research plan on screening for latent tuberculosis (TB) infection in adults. Assay tests are among the tools that USPSTF is evaluating for TB detection. Read More
CAP offers strategies to ease blue top test tube shortage
June 16, 2021 -- The College of American Pathologists (CAP) published recommendations on June 15 that aim to help mitigate the national shortage of certain test tubes used to collect blood for coagulation testing. Read More
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