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Roche grows sales, net income in 2019
January 31, 2020 -- Roche saw an increase in group sales and net income in 2019, and the company also noted that it has been supporting health authorities in China that are dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. Read More
UAE launches national radiology-pathology platform
January 31, 2020 -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) this week launched a national platform for archiving and sharing radiology and pathology cases throughout the country. The platform was launched at the Arab Health 2020 conference this week. Read More
Roche, Genomica join crew of vendors with tests for coronavirus
January 30, 2020 -- Roche and PharmaMar subsidiary Genomica are among the companies that are introducing tests for the novel 2019-nCoV coronavirus, fulfilling an urgent global need for swift diagnosis. Read More
Breakthrough blood test to predict kidney injury may be on the way
January 30, 2020 -- A high level of soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor in blood is strongly associated with increased risk for acute kidney injury, and the biomarker has potential for flagging the need for preventive measures prior to surgery in seriously ill patients, according to a study published January 30 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More
Thermo Fisher posts 5% higher sales in Q4
January 30, 2020 -- Lab and scientific instruments manufacturer Thermo Fisher Scientific posted revenues for the fourth quarter of 2019 that were up 4.9%, while net income also grew. Read More
Quest posts gains in Q4, all of 2019
January 30, 2020 -- Quest Diagnostics has reported revenue gains for fiscal year 2019, as well as record revenue for the fourth quarter. Read More
Illumina boasts record quarterly sequencing sales
January 30, 2020 -- Illumina reported record sales of sequencing systems and 10% revenue growth in the fourth quarter of 2019. Read More
Are patients getting your pathology reports?
January 29, 2020 -- More and more, patients have direct online access to their doctors' reports. But is this a good thing? Yes and no, according to a pair of studies about pathology reports published in JAMA Dermatology on January 29. Read More
Gates Foundation funds smartphone diagnoses for Africa
January 29, 2020 -- Decision-support software company VisualDx has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a decision-support tool that enables offline diagnosis of infectious diseases in Africa via smartphones. Read More
Sysmex liquid biopsy tracks response in early breast cancer
January 29, 2020 -- The SafeSeq personalized liquid biopsy platform is helpful in gauging response to treatment in early-stage breast cancer patients prior to surgery, and it is especially effective when combined with imaging, Sysmex Inostics has reported. Read More
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