Genomic sequencing deployed for seizures April 29, 2019 -- Rapid whole genomic sequencing was successfully used to probe the root cause of unexplained seizures in neonates in a small, retrospective study presented on April 27 at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Baltimore.
How hospitals can clamp down on pricey panel tests for GI bugs April 26, 2019 -- Monitoring the use of expensive gastrointestinal pathogen panel (GIPP) diagnostic testing -- and intervening when such tests are not indicated -- saves money and reduces inappropriate use in hospitals, according to a study published April 23 in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. Discuss
Gencove scores NIH small business grant April 26, 2019 -- Gencove is set to validate screening tests that measure polygenic risk scores across populations using a phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute, which is part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Inivata touts liquid biopsy studies April 26, 2019 -- Prospective data showing that Inivata's commercially available InVisionFirst-Lung liquid biopsy panel test has similar value as tissue profiling in previously untreated advanced lung cancer were published in JCO Precision Oncology on April 25.
HistoQC software aims to improve digital pathology April 25, 2019 -- Researchers from Ohio have created an open-source software program called HistoQC that aims to speed up the transition to digital pathology by automatically identifying pathology slides that have quality issues.
Gestalt plans AI tool for triaging pathology cases April 25, 2019 -- Gestalt Diagnostics is developing a new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that it believes will improve digital pathology workflow by triaging cases to the appropriate professional. It plans to integrate the tool into its PathFlow enterprise software platform later this year.