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WHO steps on the gas for collaboration on treatments and tests
April 24, 2020 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on April 24 that it is coordinating a global trial to assess the safety and efficacy of four treatments against COVID-19, as part of a larger effort that includes the development of diagnostics.
Vela's SARS-CoV-2 test cleared for Europe
April 24, 2020 -- Vela Diagnostics has received the CE-IVD Mark in Europe for the manual version of its reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction test for SARS-CoV-2.
AI performs well at assessing colon polyps on path images
April 23, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) system performed well at distinguishing four common types of polyps on digitized histopathologic slides. The findings suggest AI has the potential to improve colon cancer screening, Dartmouth-Hitchcock researchers reported in JAMA Network Open online April 23.  Discuss
Veracyte licenses gene signature for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
April 23, 2020 -- Veracyte has licensed exclusive rights to a 52-gene signature for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis from Yale University and plans to develop a blood test for use on its diagnostics platform.
Cytovale tests sepsis diagnostic in COVID-19 patients
April 23, 2020 -- Medical cell technology company Cytovale is set to conduct a pilot study of its rapid diagnostic test for sepsis in patients with suspected SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory infections. The study is being carried out with support from the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority.
Paige raises additional funds for AI, cancer pathology
April 23, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) pathology company Paige has raised additional funding from Goldman Sachs to support its efforts related to cancer diagnostics and remote reading for pathologists.
Siemens creates coronavirus antibody test, plans late-May launch
April 23, 2020 -- Siemens Healthineers has created a test that detects the presence of antibodies to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
AACC announces 2020 award winners
April 23, 2020 -- The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) has announced the recipients of the 2020 AACC and AACC Academy awards.
NIAID announces new COVID-19 priorities
April 23, 2020 -- The U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has released a new strategic plan for accelerating research to diagnose, prevent, and treat COVID-19.
Bioinformatics helps pinpoint evolutionary mutations of SARS-CoV-2
April 22, 2020 -- A new bioinformatics approach to classifying genetic variants of SARS-CoV-2 helps to answer questions such as whether there are one or more circulating strains of the virus with different virulence levels. And if so, which of those strains should be used for therapeutic research?  Discuss
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