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  • Follow the Money: Point-of-Care Dx, AI in Diagnostics, Data Management

    Diagnostics World News | Paige nets another influx of cash for AI-based pathology, and Inflammatix closes a round for its novel immune-response diagnostics portfolio. Investments in point-of-care diagnostics and liquid biopsies. And new investment funds for late-stage companies and public health.

    Apr 1, 2021
  • Variants Vs. Lineages: How We Track SARS-CoV-2 Changes

    Diagnostics World News | Color Health is adding its voice to calling for more granularity in how we name and track SARS-CoV-2 variants says Alicia Zhou, Chief Scientific Officer at Color. “There really is a difference between tracking variants versus tracking lineages,” Zhou told Diagnostics World.

    Mar 30, 2021
  • AMP Survey Shows Reimbursement Not Aligned With Molecular Test Costs

    Diagnostics World News | The Association for Molecular Pathology released survey results outlining the effort required to interpret molecular tests. As the menu of—and demand for—molecular tests grow, so does the burden of effort and cost associated with interpretation and results reporting. Reimbursement isn’t keeping up, AMP claims.

    Mar 29, 2021
  • New Framework For Developing Polygenic Risk Scores

    Diagnostics World News | Last week a research team published a 22-item framework in Nature that identifies the minimal polygenic risk score-related information that scientists should include in their studies.

    Mar 25, 2021
  • Screening Algorithm Flags Patients At Risk Of Suicide

    Diagnostics World News | The suicide rate in the United States is increasing. Suicide prevention begins with risk identification, but it is impossible to screen all of the individuals within a healthcare system. Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers develop an AI tool that can screen EHRs and flag at-risk patients.

    Mar 22, 2021
  • XPRIZE Names Winners In Rapid COVID Testing Competition

    Diagnostics World News | XPRIZE has announced five winning teams in the $6M XPRIZE Rapid Covid Testing competition. Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the winning solutions are radically affordable compared to what is currently available on the market, and are comparable to commercial offerings at measuring sensitivity, specificity, and limit of detection—with a maximum turnaround time of 12 hours from sample to result.

    Mar 17, 2021
  • Promising Forecast For Doppler Radar-Based Diagnostics

    Diagnostics World News | Experts in basic medical sciences, biomedical engineering, and physics at Purdue University have collaborated to develop Doppler spectroscopy—the technique used to reveal the existence of extrasolar planetary systems—to study bacterial invasions of healthy tissue.

    Mar 16, 2021
  • Online Symptom Checkers, Test-By-Mail, Mutation Panels: COVID-19 Updates

    Diagnostics World News | Top COVID-19 news and research stories of the week: are symptom checkers helping or hurting? Could we stop the virus if everyone started weekly testing? And Thermo digs into mutations.

    Mar 12, 2021
  • Patch Of All Trades Blends Chemical With Blood Pressure Sensing

    Diagnostics World News | Nanoengineering experts at the University of California (UC), San Diego have succeeded in developing an all-in-one health monitoring device that can reliably measure glucose, lactate, and blood pressure using a soft, stretchy skin patch the size of a postage stamp.

    Mar 10, 2021
  • Liquid Biopsy, Food Sensitivity Testing, New Lab Space: News and Products for February

    Diagnostics World News | New acquisitions and partnerships for Charles River, Illumina gets Russian approval, Lumos Diagnostics signs Canadian partnership, digital twin consortium, and more.

    Mar 8, 2021
  • Nanoparticle Positive Controls, Wastewater Surveillance System, Robotics Platform Screens Thousands At Once: COVID-19 Updates

    Diagnostics World News I Axillary adenopathy observed in some women after vaccination, specialized DNA probes analyze RNA sequences with more precision, new approach to pooled testing, elevated neutrophil biomarkers could predict severe outcomes, and two new calculators assess risk of in-hospital mortality or need for mechanical ventilation Plus: Coronavirus-like nanoparticles could serve as new positive controls for COVID-19 testing and a wastewater surveillance system in San Diego proves to be efficient and cost-effective.

    Mar 5, 2021
  • Mathematical Model Of Treatment Response ‘Designed For Clinical Translation’

    Diagnostics World News | Researchers at Houston Methodist and MD Anderson Cancer Center have come up with a mathematical model for estimating the response of cancer patients to immunotherapy and, unlike most existing predictive tools in the clinic, it factors time into the equation.

    Mar 4, 2021
  • Genetic Risk Score For Prostate Cancer Could Change PSA Screening Recommendations

    Diagnostics World News | For many kinds of cancer, lifestyle and environmental factors are thought to be important drivers of disease risk. With prostate cancer, it’s a different story. So an international effort is seeking to develop a polygenic risk score that can better predict who is at risk of developing prostate cancer.

    Mar 2, 2021
  • New CRISPR Diagnostics, Voice-Based Screening, New Antigen Tests: COVID-19 Updates

    Diagnostics World News | New diagnostics for both SARS-CoV-2 and antigens Plus: how protected are we by prior infections?

    Feb 26, 2021
  • Urine Test Could Stratify Severe Asthmatics To Optimal Treatment

    Diagnostics World News | Therapies targeting a specific antibody, molecule, or cell promise to revolutionize the treatment of severe asthma by replacing the need to take oral corticosteroids. And a new urine-based assay aims to stratify responders from non-responders to the new biologic treatment regimens.

    Feb 23, 2021
  • Brain, Eye Findings in Recovered Patients, New Tests, COVID-19 In Africa

    Diagnostics World News | 3-D printed nasopharyngeal swabs could solve resource problems, a closer look at COVID-19 diagnosis in Africa, and new diagnostic from Columbia University. Plus: EUA for COVID-19/flu combo test from Thermo Fisher, at-home tests in validation stages, and new vaccination panel.

    Feb 19, 2021
  • Low-Cost Approach to Detecting DNA Rearrangement Mutations

    Diagnostics World News | An innovative interrogation technique developed at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is targeting genetic mutations that are neither very short nor very long and therefore get missed by existing diagnostic approaches.

    Feb 17, 2021
  • IP Protection For Diagnostics: The COVID-19 Outlook

    Diagnostics World News | The intellectual property landscape for diagnostics can seem fraught with confusion. Tom Cowan, a partner at Knobbe Martens tackled some of the most common questions about IP issues that diagnostics companies are likely to face in 2021.

    Feb 16, 2021
  • Diagnostic Risk Calculator, Point-of-Care Dx Tests Evaluated: COVID-19 Updates

    Diagnostics World News | New tools for predicting COVID-19 severity and death, and screening results of more than 1,000 at-home COVID-19 tests. Plus: detecting COVID-19 in wastewater, saliva-based testing for SARS CoV-2, uncovering the immunologic pathways of MIS-C.

    Feb 12, 2021
  • Overcoming IVDR Challenges For Companion Diagnostics

    Diagnostics World News | The European Union’s In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR), introduced a new risk-based classification system, significantly impacting complementary and companion diagnostics. The IVDR also defines a CDx, for the first time in Europe, creating new challenges for device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies producing CDx.

    Feb 11, 2021