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.
Invitae deploys Apple Watch for cardiovascular genetics study
November 15, 2019 -- Invitae has developed a research platform that links test results for genetic conditions with biometric data amassed on the Apple Watch.
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.
AMP lineup shows changing of the guard in molecular tech
November 6, 2019 -- Bruce Carlson, publisher of Kalorama Information, shares his thoughts on the many vendor workshops slated for the upcoming Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) annual meeting in Baltimore.  Discuss
Self-testing helps drive demand for bustling HbA1c market
October 28, 2019 -- Bruce Carlson, publisher of Kalorama Information, explores factors driving the demand for hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) testing in people with diabetes, including patient self-testing.  Discuss
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
NIH-funded Lyme test promises better results, at the point of care
October 17, 2019 -- A rapid microfluidics assay for Lyme disease performed better than a standard lab workup and shows promise for use as a single diagnostic test at the point of care, according to a new study funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).  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