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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. Read More
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). Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
What impact does genetic testing have on breast cancer treatment?
April 24, 2019 -- Genetic testing of all women newly diagnosed with a common type of breast cancer could save money in the short term by cutting down on the use of chemotherapy; however, the long-term outlook is unclear, according to a study published April 24 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Read More
Prescient Medicine buys AutoGenomics for Infiniti test
April 24, 2019 -- Prescient Medicine Holdings announced it has acquired AutoGenomics, a molecular diagnostics company that developed the Infiniti microarray-based multiplexing diagnostic system. Read More
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