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  • The Long Game On Telehealth

    Diagnostics World News | As the pandemic has dragged on, medical practices everywhere have also started thinking seriously about how to better fit telehealth into their patient care workflow over the long term.

    Aug 11, 2020
  • FDA Approves First COVID-19 Serology Tests, Other News

    Diagnostics World News | In a report in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, researchers describe a cheaper, rapid, and accurate pooling strategy for the RT-PCR-based detection of SARS-CoV-2 in clinical samples. Elsewhere, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized the first two COVID-19 serology tests that display an estimated quantity of antibodies present in the individual’s blood. This, plus more, is included in this week’s COVID-19 news and research in the diagnostics industry.

    Aug 7, 2020
  • Next Generation Dx Summit Goes Virtual Offering Even More Content, Opportunities

    Diagnostics World NewsThe Next Generation Dx Summit is going virtual later this month, offering a rich content experience with even more opportunity to learn through on demand sessions, live panel discussions, and plenty of digital networking events including a robust exhibit hall.

    Aug 6, 2020
  • Follow the Money: Pan-Cancer Liquid Biopsy Investments, CBC from Finger-Stick Blood

    Diagnostics World News | Big investments in liquid biopsy this month, with $257M for a pan-cancer test from Thrive Earlier Detection and another $72M for complete blood count analysis from finger-stick blood. COVID-19 gets diagnostics funding too, pushing toward six million daily tests.

    Aug 5, 2020
  • MUSC Stretching ICU Surge Capacity To Statewide Proportions

    Diagnostics World News | The Medical University of South Carolina is trying to quickly stand up a telemedicine system to increase ICU surge capacity across the state during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

    Aug 4, 2020
  • Ancestry Launches NGS Tests With Family History Component

    Diagnostics World News | Ancestry has launched AncestryHealth powered by Next Generation Sequencing. It is an upgrade to AncestryDNA + Traits, adding genetic health risk reports, a family health history tool, and other resources.

    Aug 4, 2020
  • European Diagnostics Market In Flux During, After COVID-19

    Diagnostics World News | In June, the Economist Intelligence Unit released an overview of the European in vitro diagnostics market pre- and post-COVID-19.

    Aug 3, 2020
  • New Testing Methods, Analysis of Sampling Techniques: COVID-19 Updates

    Diagnostics World News | Diagnostic methods for SARS-CoV-2 are being refined with researchers studying sampling techniques, identifying early biomarkers of severe disease, and more. The diagnostics industry continues to rise to the need, releasing new tests and sharing resources to speed diagnosis and patient stratification.

    Jul 31, 2020
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Proscia, And More: News From July 2020

    Diagnostics World News | July featured news, products, and partnerships from around the diagnostics community from numerous companies, universities, and organizations, including Thermo Fisher Scientific, Proscia, and more.

    Jul 30, 2020
  • Experience Of Kaiser Permanente Oncology Providers With Telehealth Mostly Positive

    Diagnostics World News | Most cancer care providers with Kaiser Permanente in Northern California report high satisfaction with telehealth and would like to “maintain or increase” the rate at which it gets used in lieu of in-person patient visits.

    Jul 28, 2020
  • World-first Research Can Detect COVID-19 In 20 Minutes, Other News

    Diagnostics World News | World-first research by Monash University in Australia has been able to detect positive COVID-19 cases using blood samples in about 20 minutes and identify whether someone has contracted the virus. This, plus more, is included in this week’s COVID-19 news and research in the diagnostics industry.

    Jul 24, 2020
  • Alexa, What’s Your Role In Telemedicine?

    Diagnostics World News | Amazon’s popular chatbot is helping stem the tide of frequently asked health questions, breaking new ground on what telemedicine could look like.

    Jul 23, 2020
  • ‘Tissue Healing Monitors’ Creating Life-Saving Technologies

    Diagnostics World News Contributed Commentary | There is still a significant unmet need to reveal layers of internal processes to inform current blind spots in clinical decision making. One of the areas currently sorely lacking in available data is post-operative wound and tissue healing.

    Jul 21, 2020
  • Startup Launches Longevity-As-A-Service With Its Aging Clocks

    Diagnostics World News| Newly launched Deep Longevity, a spinoff of Insilico Medicine, will be using artificial intelligence (AI) AI to tackle age-related diseases using a constellation of “aging clocks” as yardsticks of health and the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions and dietary supplements—as well as develop new aging clocks in collaboration with concierge longevity practice Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI).

    Jul 17, 2020
  • Accuracy Variability In COVID-19 Antibody Tests, Other News

    Diagnostics World News | A new peer-reviewed study by researchers at NSF International and Novateur Ventures finds significant variability in the accuracy of currently available COVID-19 antibody tests. This, plus more, are included in this week’s COVID-19 news and research in the diagnostics industry.

    Jul 16, 2020
  • AI Used to Scan Images and Detect COVID-19

    Diagnostics World News | Several groups across the globe are pursuing the combination of chest imaging and artificial intelligence to improve workflow efficiency, support clinical decision-making, and slow the spread of COVID-19.

    Jul 14, 2020
  • COVID-19 Taking Its Toll Mentally, Other COVID-19 News

    Diagnostics World News | The mental health burden associated with COVID-19 is considerable among the general population of China, highlighting the demand for interventions. Elsewhere, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a new material that can aid in the evaluation and development of diagnostic assays for SARS-CoV-2. This, plus more, are included in this week’s COVID-19 news and research in the diagnostics industry.

    Jul 10, 2020
  • Chronology Of Patient Symptoms Matters More Than Their Sum

    Diagnostics World News | Connecting information from electronic health records over time can tell a better story of patients’ current and future health than the “black box” of deep learning.

    Jul 8, 2020
  • CHOP: Virtual Neurologic Exams A ‘Best Practice’

    Diagnostics World News | Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have conducted the first sizable study examining the quality of child neurology telehealth outpatient care and concluded the approach is “feasible and effective” for about 95% of patient visits.

    Jul 7, 2020
  • Sleuthing For Answers On Rare Diseases

    Diagnostics World News | Rare diseases are just that—atypical conditions that physicians might never encounter and, if they did, would likely stump them about what to do next. But in the aggregate, rare diseases are inching closer to big-disease status as a result of strategic collaboration and whole genome sequencing, which has helped grow their cumulative number beyond the 7,000 mark.

    Jul 6, 2020