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BrainChip, NaNose laud progress in breath sample COVID-19 test
February 25, 2021 -- BrainChip and NaNose Medical announced that they are making progress on a COVID-19 test kit that uses artificial intelligence to analyze exhaled breath samples. Read More
CRISPR assay as good as PCR for detecting SARS-CoV-2 infections
February 24, 2021 -- CRISPR-based methods appear to offer reliable SARS-CoV-2 testing and screening as efficiently as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques, potentially making it possible to capture the leading edge of an outbreak using less expensive technology. Read More
Qiagen, Inovio to partner on cervical dysplasia test
February 24, 2021 -- Qiagen and Inovio have announced they will develop a next-generation sequencing test for HPV-linked advanced cervical dysplasia that can be used on Illumina's NextSeq 550Dx platform. Read More
GenesisCare, Prelude partner on breast cancer test
February 24, 2021 -- GenesisCare and Prelude have partnered on an early-stage breast cancer test for women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ or stage 0 cancer and who are being treated with breast-conserving surgery. Read More
Grail teams with Quest on blood test for early cancer detection
February 23, 2021 -- Cancer diagnostics startup Grail has signed Quest Diagnostics to provide phlebotomy services for its upcoming Galleri multicancer early detection blood test. Read More
PerkinElmer unveils COVID-19 rapid antigen test
February 23, 2021 -- PerkinElmer has launched a lateral-flow immunoassay COVID-19 antigen test, a rapid antigen test suitable for mass COVID-19 screening or for diagnosis of asymptomatic or symptomatic individuals. Read More
FDA releases new guidance for developers of COVID-19 products
February 23, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released new guidance for developers of products for COVID-19 diagnostics, vaccines, and treatments, with a particular emphasis on addressing coronavirus variants. Read More
Hologic wraps up Biotheranostics acquisition
February 22, 2021 -- Hologic has completed the acquisition of cancer test developer Biotheranostics. Hologic is gaining access to two laboratory-developed tests as part of the deal. Read More
NuProbe introduces pan-cancer liquid biopsy test
February 22, 2021 -- Diagnostics company NuProbe has announced the launch of the VarMap Pan-Cancer next-generation sequencing panel for use across tumor types. The panel can be used for the detection of minimal residual disease in acute myeloid leukemia and other diseases. Read More
CAP releases surgical pathology textbook
February 22, 2021 -- The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has released Surgical Pathology Review, a textbook aimed at use by doctors nearing the end of training in preparation for board exams, as well as an aid for review in clinical practice. Read More
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