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Diabetes testing market poised for growth
November 2, 2021 -- The diabetes testing market is anticipated to reach $18.9 billion in 2021, and technological advances in diabetes testing have led to two new areas driving that market: continuous glucose monitoring and hemoglobin A1c testing, Bruce Carlson of Kalorama Information writes. Read More
Saga inks assay development deal with AstraZeneca
November 2, 2021 -- Swedish liquid biopsy and genomic testing provider Saga Diagnostics is developing new digital polymerase chain reaction assays for AstraZeneca. Read More
Hologic posts slight Q4 revenue decrease
November 2, 2021 -- Hologic posted a slight decrease in revenue for the company's fourth quarter, which it attributed to lower demand for its SARS-CoV-2 assays compared with the same period in 2020. Read More
BD secures BARDA funds for development of COVID-19 test
November 2, 2021 -- Becton Dickinson (BD) has secured $24.7 million in funding from the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to develop diagnostic tests for COVID-19. Read More
Lab Genomics, Canexia secure MolDX coverage for DNA assay
November 2, 2021 -- Lab Genomics and Canexia Health have secured molecular diagnostic services (MolDX) coverage for Canexia Health's Follow It circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) assay, which uses blood drawn from patients to analyze ctDNA in plasma. Read More
Thermo Fisher highlights new spectrometry, chromatography
November 1, 2021 -- Thermo Fisher Scientific is highlighting new mass spectrometry and chromatography instruments and software at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) meeting in Philadelphia. Read More
Deep Bio to collaborate with Morphle Labs
November 1, 2021 -- Deep Bio and Morphle Labs plan to collaborate on integrating Deep Bio's DeepDx Prostate software with Morphle Labs' slide scanners. The agreement will expand Deep Bio's reach into India. Read More
Scientists develop new rapid, onsite THC assay
October 29, 2021 -- Scientists have developed a rapid, onsite assay for the detection of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive part of marijuana, in oral fluid samples, according to a study published on October 20 in Science Translational Medicine. Read More
Labcorp reports revenue gains for Q3
October 29, 2021 -- Labcorp reported increased revenue but lower net earnings in its third quarter. The company has also revised upward its guidance for the rest of fiscal 2021. Read More
FDA authorizes 11th over-the-counter COVID-19 test
October 29, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the 11th over-the-counter COVID-19 test, with the new authorization granted to Connecticut-based health technology company Detect. The Detect test can be used for people with or without symptoms. Read More
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