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Whole-genome sequencing aids diagnosis of rare diseases
November 10, 2021 -- Whole-genome sequencing led to a new diagnosis for 25% of people with rare, undiagnosed diseases and could help diagnose conditions missed with traditional diagnostic methods, according to a November 11 study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More
Ellume issues recall of test for SARS-CoV-2 infection
November 10, 2021 -- Ellume is recalling its COVID-19 Home Test for detecting SARS-CoV-2 infection due to its potential to produce false-positive results, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read More
Anavasi secures $14.9M from NIH for SARS-CoV-2 assay
November 10, 2021 -- Anavasi Diagnostics has secured $14.9 million from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to accelerate development of its AscencioDx assay for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 infection. The award is distributed under the NIH's Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics initiative. Read More
Thermo Fisher releases new IVD system
November 10, 2021 -- Thermo Fisher Scientific has released a new IVD system called Applied Biosystems QuantStudio 7 Pro Dx Real-Time PCR. The system is designed to support the development of assay menus and IVD testing. Read More
OptraScan, Inspirata to partner
November 10, 2021 -- OptraScan and Inspirata plan to partner to help pathology labs, healthcare networks, and hospitals better access digital pathology images. Read More
New pathology group tackles lab medicine's economic issues
November 9, 2021 -- A new group hopes to boost the profile of pathology and lab medicine while tackling the economic challenges facing the specialty. The Panel of National Pathology Leaders hopes to put together pathology best practices while reaching out to related disciplines like radiology. Read More
Synaps Dx's Alzheimer's disease test gets payment code
November 9, 2021 -- Synaps Dx's Discern test for Alzheimer's disease has received a proprietary laboratory analyses code from the American Medical Association for use in submitting insurance claims Read More
Predictive Health acquires Muse Microscopy
November 9, 2021 -- Predictive Health Diagnostics has acquired Muse Microscopy, a developer of high-resolution microscopy technology that is a spinoff of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the University of California, Davis. Read More
Qiagen and BD settle PCR patent lawsuit
November 8, 2021 -- Qiagen and Becton Dickinson (BD) have reached a settlement in a patent infringement lawsuit involving polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests that Qiagen had acquired with its purchase of NeuMoDx Molecular. Read More
PierianDx gets $30M in funding for genomics ventures
November 5, 2021 -- Clinical genomics developer PierianDx recently received $30 million in new growth capital, with funding led by healthcare investment firm OrbiMed, as well as existing investors. Read More
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