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Canopy snaps up German cytometry firm Zellkraftwerk
April 29, 2019 -- Gene editing company Canopy Biosciences is acquiring the German firm Zellkraftwerk, which specializes in multiplex cytometry testing of cells and tissues.
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.
Sysmex gets CE Mark for XN-31 hematology analyzer
April 26, 2019 -- Sysmex has received the CE Mark for its XN-31 automated hematology analyzer, which includes an automated measurement function for red blood cells infected by malaria parasites.
Kalorama's notable product launches for clinical labs in Q1 2019
April 25, 2019 -- What were some of the most notable new product launches for clinical laboratories in the first quarter of 2019? Bruce Carlson of market research firm Kalorama Information reviews some of the major new products that won regulatory approval in the past several months.  Discuss
Arivale pulls plug on test-based personal wellness business
April 25, 2019 -- Seattle-based start-up Arivale has closed its personal wellness business, which offered blood and genetic assays directly to consumers. The firm said that the direct-to-consumer model wasn't sustainable.
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.
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