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Nikon debuts artificial intelligence-assisted confocal microscopes
April 27, 2021 -- Nikon has released its next-generation confocal microscope series, including the AX and AX R. The microscopes feature a redesigned scan head with 8192 x 8192-pixel resolution, ultrahigh-speed resonant scanning, and a 25-mm field-of-view. Read More
Boom in COVID testing drives Quidel's Q1 financials
April 23, 2021 -- Quidel on April 22 announced preliminary numbers for the first quarter of 2021 that saw revenue from the company's line of COVID-19 tests boom to $280 million compared to just $1 million in the second quarter of 2020. Read More
Group forms to evaluate early cancer detection tests
April 23, 2021 -- A group of more than 35 clinical researchers, academic institutions, healthcare provider organizations, patient advocacy groups, and private companies has formed to establish standards and guidance in multicancer early detection, an emerging field. Read More
Paige and Leica form partnership
April 22, 2021 -- Digital pathology company Paige and image analysis technology developer Leica Biosystems announced they have formed a partnership to expand access to computational pathology products for clinical and translational research. Read More
3-way combo test could detect COVID-19 variants
April 22, 2021 -- A new type of COVID-19 testing strategy could help streamline the process of identifying cases, tracking variants, and detecting co-infecting viruses, according to a study by researchers at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology in Saudi Arabia. Read More
Qiagen, DiaSorin debut Lyme disease assay
April 21, 2021 -- Qiagen and DiaSorin announced the launch of the Liaison LymeDetect assay for early detection of the Lyme Borreliosis infection. The test detects immunoglobulin G and immunoglobulin M antibodies and cellular immunity. Read More
POC test market reaches $29.3B as COVID-19 revenues boom
April 20, 2021 -- In 2020, sales of point-of-care (POC) testing reached $29.3 billion, according to Kalorama Information, a sister publication to LabPulse.com. New COVID-19 tests fueled growth while the pandemic ravaged business in other test categories. Read More
Fujifilm doubles down on healthcare in $11B strategic plan
April 16, 2021 -- Fresh from its acquisition of Hitachi's imaging business, Japanese industrial conglomerate Fujifilm Holdings plans to make additional investments in healthcare over the next three years. The company's $11 billion strategic plan calls for healthcare to become its largest business segment. Read More
Perimeter touts results of AI study
April 14, 2021 -- Perimeter Medical Imaging AI is highlighting early results of a new clinical study of its ImgAssist artificial intelligence (AI) software that found the algorithm performs well in analyzing images of breast tissue. Read More
Liquid biopsy enhances MRI studies of breast cancer patients
April 10, 2021 -- Adding liquid biopsy to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may improve the ability to gauge breast cancer treatment response, according to research presented April 10 at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting. Read More
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