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  • Adaptive Biotechnologies, Microsoft Exploring Immune-Based COVID-19 Diagnostic Test

    Diagnostics World News | Adaptive Biotechnologies and Microsoft are working on a new type of COVID-19 diagnostic: measuring the body’s immune system for evidence of a SARS-CoV-2 infection.

    May 11, 2020
  • Diagnostic Networks And Updates For COVID-19

    Diagnostics World| The diagnostics community continues to work hard to provide solutions and new data for diagnosing COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 infections. Accumen launches a COVID-19 test routing network, researchers in Spain launch a diagnostic network, University of Washington researchers find similarities between COVID-19 and high altitude pulmonary edema, and more. We round up the week’s research and industry news for COVID-19.

    May 8, 2020
  • New Sensors For Detecting Lung Cancer Powered By Machine Learning

    Diagnostics World News | Researchers in the lab of Sangeeta Bhatia at MIT have spent the past several years developing nanoparticle sensors that can detect cancer by interacting with enzymes that help tumor cells escape from their original locations.

    May 6, 2020
  • UW Medicine: Pandemic Could Give Long-Term Boost To Telemedicine

    Diagnostics World News | Before COVID-19, Washington was already one of the nation’s most progressive states when it came to reimbursement policies around telemedicine. But since the beginning of the pandemic, health systems like the University of Washington Medicine in Seattle have seen telemedicine usage swell 70-fold.

    May 5, 2020
  • Follow the Money: AI-Assisted MRI, Diagnostic Algorithms, More

    Diagnostics World News | New life sciences fund closes in Europe, and big investments in Dascena’s diagnostic algorithm engine, HeartVista’s AI-assisted MRI, and much more.

    May 4, 2020
  • Global Diagnostics Community Sheds Light On COVID-19

    Diagnostics World News | The diagnostics community has focused its attention on COVID-19, providing new research and tools to shed light on the virus. New insights include smartphone-based testing, digital pathology software, and more.

    May 1, 2020
  • NIH Launches RADx: Billion Dollar Funding Initiative To Expand COVID-19 Tests By Fall

    Diagnostics World News | The National Institutes of Health has announced a new diagnostic competition aimed at speeding innovation, development, and commercialization of COVID-19 testing technologies. NIH is urging all scientists and inventors with a rapid testing technology to participate.

    Apr 30, 2020
  • COVID-19, Roquette, PGDx, And More: News From April 2020

    Diagnostics World News | April featured news, products, and partnerships from around the diagnostics community from numerous companies, universities, and organizations, including Roquette, PGDx, as well as recent attempts to combat COVID-19.

    Apr 29, 2020
  • Worldwide Diagnostic Companies Granted Emergency Use Authorization From FDA For SARS-CoV-2 Tests

    Diagnostics World News | Forty-one molecular diagnostics tests and eight serology tests for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection have been granted Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.

    Apr 27, 2020
  • Diagnostics Community Continues Consorted Efforts To Address COVID-19

    Diagnostics World News | As COVID-19 continues impacting individuals and communities on a global scale, the diagnostics community is working around the clock to provide both relief and solutions. Their latest efforts include 3D-printed swabs, biosensors that detect COVID-19 in less than one minute, and much more.

    Apr 24, 2020
  • The Coronavirus Pandemic Demonstrates Why We Need To Go Beyond Testing

    Diagnostics World News | As the coronavirus pandemic continues, world governments and health agencies are rushing to buy large quantities of laboratory and portable rapid testing kits. But imagine integrating real-time disease mapping with the right diagnostic test.

    Apr 23, 2020
  • MicroGenDX Offers COVID-19 Saliva Test; More Than 20,000 Samples Tested

    Diagnostics World News | MicroGenDX announced it has validated a real-time COVID-19 test using sputum samples, which the company’s CEO says carries a much larger viral load than the typical nasal swab.

    Apr 22, 2020
  • Mayo Clinic, Beaumont Health, And More: Diagnostics Community Continues Fight Against COVID-19

    Diagnostics World News | The diagnostics community continues to aggressively research and innovate for SARS-CoV-2 solutions. The latest this week includes research on saliva-based detection, CRISPR diagnostics, serological testing, and much more.

    Apr 17, 2020
  • World’s First Ultrasound Biosensor Designed To Fit Clinical Realities

    Diagnostics World News | Researchers at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia have developed the world's first ultrasound biosensor that can be inserted deep into the tissues to measure diagnostic markers in real time.

    Apr 14, 2020
  • BBI Solutions, Bardy Diagnostics, Mount Sinai, And More: Diagnostics Community Rallies Against COVID-19

    Diagnostics World News | The SARS-CoV-2 virus is serving as a rallying cry across the diagnostics landscape inspiring creative new solutions, partnerships, and ideas to address the outbreak, treat and prevent the disease it causes, and address the life adjustments of our new normal.

    Apr 10, 2020
  • Three Types Of COVID-19 Tests Needed For Return To Normalcy

    Diagnostics World News | Three types of COVID-19 tests—symptomatic molecular testing, asymptomatic screening and next generation sequencing—are critical to bringing a semblance of normalcy to the lives of employed Americans that includes a safe return to the workplace, according to a framework newly drafted by the Policy and Reimbursement Working Group of BloodPAC.

    Apr 9, 2020
  • PoC Diagnostics Innovation: Overcoming The Sample Prep Challenge

    Diagnostics World News Contributed Commentary | Point of care testing offers many benefits, from faster patient turnaround for improved clinical outcomes and streamlining healthcare for cost efficiency, to better “patient as customer” experiences. However, the shift from a lab with specialist staff to the physician’s office, drive through test centers, or the hospital bedside presents various challenges.

    Apr 8, 2020
  • Search Engine Approach To Microbiome-Based Diagnostics

    Diagnostics World News | A decade-long collaboration between the Center for Microbiome Innovation at the University of California at San Diego and one of China’s primary national research institutions for renewable energy and green materials has led to the development of a Microbiome Search Engine that efficiently harnesses big data to detect and diagnose disease.

    Apr 6, 2020
  • Diagnostic Test Kits, Commercial Labs Granted Emergency Use Authorization In Wake Of COVID-19

    Diagnostics World News | The diagnostics community has come out in force to address testing issues for the novel coronavirus. As of April 3, 25 test kit manufacturers and commercial laboratories have been issued Emergency Use Authorization from FDA, and many commercial and healthcare system/academic laboratories have notified the FDA that they have validated their own COVID-19 test and have started patient testing.

    Apr 3, 2020
  • Tracking Symptoms, Spread, And Coronavirus Data

    Diagnostics World News | Last week, several groups released COVID-19 screening tools or symptom checkers to help track the spread of the virus, help people make decisions about when to receive care, and track trends.

    Apr 2, 2020