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Image: Photomicrograph of a hypocellular bone marrow biopsy, due to lack of hematopoietic cells, from a patient with aplastic anemia (Photo courtesy of the Autonomous University of Zacatecas).

Gene Mutation Discovered in Blood Disorder Aplastic Anemia

A gene mutation has been discovered that causes aplastic anemia, a serious blood disorder in which the bone marrow fails to produce normal amounts of blood cells.  More...
08 Oct 2014

First in Diagnostics – Solid-State Technology Device Accredited in EU

The CE marking has been given for healthcare professional use of a new PT/INR blood-testing disposable diagnostic strip as part of the world’s first accredited diagnostic device based on a micro-electromechanical system.  More...
07 Oct 2014
DRG International
DiagCor Bioscience

Blood Gas Analyzer Supports Rapid Critical Point-of-Care Measurements

A novel miniature, patient dedicated in-line blood gas analyzer improves critical care by providing near real-time measurements at laboratory analyzer accuracy.  More...
02 Oct 2014

D-dimer Assay for Exclusion of Pulmonary Embolism First to Meet Advanced Standards

For the first time a D-dimer assay for exclusion of pulmonary embolism meets the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval requirements now based on the new and more restrictive standards established by the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute.  More...
01 Oct 2014

Rapid Anemia Test Compares Favorably with Hospital Hemoglobin Analyzers

A prototype point-of-care testing device for anemia was evaluated and found to deliver results compatible with those obtained on a hospital hematology analyzer.  More...
23 Sep 2014
Life Technologies
Image: The topography of a red blood cell as measured by the spatial light interference microscope (SLIM) optical technique. Though the cell keeps its shape as it ages, the membrane becomes less flexible (Photo courtesy of Prof. Gabriel Popescu).

Optical Interferometry Assays Stored Erythrocyte Function

The effect of the storage on the erythrocyte membrane deformability and morphology has been investigated using optical interferometry which can image red blood cell topography with nanometer sensitivity.  More...
17 Sep 2014

Novel Method Developed for More Effective Noninvasive Prostate Cancer Screening

Comparing healthy volunteers and prostate cancer patients, researchers have successfully shown that their new method, which builds on the use of SERS spectroscopy of silver nanoparticles mixed with blood samples, could reveal cases of cancer.  More...
17 Sep 2014

The Hematology channel at LabMedica covers the all aspect of plasma, coagulation, transfusion medicine, and blood banking, as well as related lab tools and techniques.
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