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Introduction of New Central Laboratory Clinical Analyzers Highlights Recent Lab Equipment Exposition

An impressive array of new automated analyzers for central diagnostic laboratories was unveiled at a recent lab equipment trade fair.  More...
28 Jul 2014
Image:  The Becton Dickinson fluorescent activated cell sorter FACScan (Photo courtesy of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine).

Noninvasive Method Captures Circulating Tumor Cells

A clinically proven, noninvasive fluorescence virus-guided capture system of human colorectal circulating tumor cells from blood samples for genetic testing has been introduced. More...
24 Jul 2014
Sekisui Diagnostics

Screening Tool Simplifies Serological Diagnosis of Neurocysticercosis

The availability of a rapid serological diagnosis that targets stage-specific antibodies for human cysticercosis is considered very helpful in control programs for estimating the sero-prevalence or burden of the disease in susceptible population groups. More...
24 Jul 2014

Automated Glycated Hemoglobin Assay Now Certified by US Glycohemoglobin Standardization Program

An assay for the measurement of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) designed for use on a new-generation automated chemistry analyzer was recently certified by the [US] National Glycohemoglobin Standardization Program (NGSP). More...
24 Jul 2014

The Prostatome – a Novel Prostate Atlas Combining Anatomic and Disease Pathology Data Founded

Scientists have succeeded in fusing prostate cancer pathology data with anatomical magnetic resonance imaging data to create the foundation of a first-of-its-kind prostate atlas for prostate cancer. More...
23 Jul 2014
Life Technologies

Microchip Invented for Faster, Simpler Type-1 Diabetes Diagnosis, Risk Assessment, and Biomarker Discovery

Researchers have succeeded in developing a low-cost, portable, nanotech microchip-based test for diagnosing type-1 diabetes that would speed diagnosis and screening, and enable new approaches to studying how the disease develops. More...
23 Jul 2014

Low-Cost Urine Filtration Helps Diagnose Schistosomiasis

Urogenital schistosomiasis, which is caused by Schistosoma haematobium, is diagnosed by finding the blood-borne flukes eggs in urine samples and simplifying sample preparation in the field before microscopy is vital for efficient and cost-effective diagnostic strategies in resource-constrained settings.   More...
15 Jul 2014

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