Hematology thrives with decentralized approaches November 21, 2019 -- Hematology will remain the second-largest volume of global IVD procedures, with the number of tests increasing 5.3% per year to nearly 6.7 billion in 2024, according to Bruce Carlson, publisher of Kalorama Information, who charts the rise of hematology tests. Discuss
One Drop app predicts blood sugar up to 2 hours in advance November 18, 2019 -- Digital diabetes therapeutics company One Drop said it has developed an artificial intelligence application that can predict blood sugar levels up to two hours in advance for people with type 2 diabetes using continuous glucose monitoring.
Inflammatix scores BARDA contract for infection tests November 14, 2019 -- Startup Inflammatix is set to get $6 million from the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and up to $72 million as part of a cost-sharing contract to develop its rapid point-of-care tests for infections.
Rapid, investigational blood test makes the grade in TB October 24, 2019 -- A blood test for four proteins triages patients with suspected tuberculosis (TB) and could be performed much more quickly than traditional sputum testing in low-resource settings, researchers reported online October 23 in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Discuss
Cheap vaginal-fluid testing signals risk for premature birth October 22, 2019 -- Low-cost testing of vaginal fluid could flag risk factors for preterm birth and could be useful at the point of care in resource-poor settings to reduce life-threatening complications, according to a study of pregnant women in Brazil published on October 22 in mBio, the journal of the American Society for Microbiology. Discuss
FDA airs 'to do' list for devices in 2020 October 14, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) priorities for new guidance documents on medical devices in fiscal 2020 include updated recommendations for CLIA waiver applications for IVD device manufacturers, as well as updates for managing cybersecurity. Discuss