Color gets $4.6M NIH grant for population-wide genetic counseling
August 21, 2019 -- California genomics company Color has been awarded a $4.6 million grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to set up a nationwide genetic counseling service for use in its All of Us sequencing program.
Group K teams with Health Network on POC liver testing
August 21, 2019 -- Group K Diagnostics plans to test its MultiNostic point-of-care (POC) finger-stick blood test for liver function in a clinical trial through a partnership with Health Network Laboratories, a lab services company with operations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Fisher set to market Verax platelet contamination test
August 20, 2019 -- Verax Biomedical has enlisted Fisher Healthcare, the lab product distributor subsidiary of Thermo Fisher Scientific, as an exclusive distributor in the U.S. for its Platelet Pan Genera Detection test for bacterial contamination.
Perspectum forms partnership with ProPath
August 20, 2019 -- Image analysis software developer Perspectum Diagnostics said its new partnership with pathology services provider ProPath will enable pharmaceutical companies to receive both pathology and imaging interpretation services for liver disease clinical trials from one contract research organization.
Agilent christens new R&D center in Singapore
August 20, 2019 -- The National University of Singapore, the National University Hospital, and Agilent Technologies officially launched a 38 million Singapore dollar ($25 million U.S.) translational research facility during an opening ceremony on August 19.
Genomind, NeuroFlow partner on psychiatric testing, wellness
August 19, 2019 -- NeuroFlow and Genomind are partnering on mental health services that incorporate pharmacogenomic testing to help guide treatment for a range of conditions, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Techcyte, ARUP unveil AI-based ova and parasite tool
August 19, 2019 -- U.S. reference laboratory ARUP Laboratories and artificial intelligence (AI) developer Techcyte announced they have co-developed an AI-augmented tool for improved detection of parasites and ova.
Abbott, Intoximeters partner on roadside drug test
August 15, 2019 -- Breath alcohol testing products company Intoximeters is set to market Abbott's SoToxa oral fluid point-of-care test, which screens for the recent use of six types of drugs: amphetamines, benzodiazepines, tetrahydrocannabinol, cocaine, methamphetamine, and opiates.
U.K. health trust tries out CliniSys' pathology e-ordering
August 14, 2019 -- The Royal Devon and Exeter National Health Service Foundation Trust in the U.K. is deploying CliniSys Group's electronic system for pathology test ordering in general practitioner offices in a bid to improve lab efficiency and the appropriate utilization of services.
MycoDart Aspergillus DNA test gets reimbursement code
August 13, 2019 -- MycoDart's polymerase chain reaction DNA test for the fungus Aspergillus now has a Current Procedural Terminology reimbursement code from the American Medical Association.