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  • Researchers Leveraging CRISPR for COVID-19 Diagnostics, Other News

    Diagnostics World News | Researchers have discovered that when it comes to antibody test for COVID-19, timing is everything. A strategic partnership is leveraging CRISPR technology for a rapid, point-of-care diagnostic test. Plus more from this week’s COVID-19 news and research in the diagnostics industry.

    Jul 2, 2020
  • Zoom and Skype Rule Telemedicine World of Physicians

    Diagnostics World News | The shift from face-to-face patient visits to remote medical appointments is a worldwide phenomenon, but most especially in the U.S., finds a recent global survey conducted by the doctors-only social networking platform Sermo.

    Jun 30, 2020
  • Pink Eye Added As Possible COVID-19 Symptom, Other News and Updates

    Diagnostics World News | Clinician-scientists have identified pink eye as a possible primary symptom of COVID-19. Meanwhile, a new pilot study is exploring the development of a low-cost, rapid, COVID-19 diagnosis system using simulant fluorescently labelled RNA. Plus more from this week’s COVID-19 news and research in the diagnostics industry.

    Jun 26, 2020
  • PerkinElmer, MeMed, Genomenon, And More: News From June 2020

    Diagnostics World News | June featured news, products, and partnerships from around the diagnostics community from numerous companies, universities, and organizations, including PerkinElmer, MeMed, Genomenon, and more.

    Jun 25, 2020
  • Paragon Applies Amplicon Panels for Targeted Sequencing To COVID-19

    Diagnostics World News | A key question for life sciences companies in the past few months has been how dramatically to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Paragon Genomics, based in Hayward, California, believes their amplicon-based target enrichment technology for targeted sequencing provides an answer.

    Jun 24, 2020
  • COVID-19 Prompts Telehealth Innovations

    Diagnostics World News | In the wake of COVID-19, a telehealth revolution has greatly expanded the universe of tools and platforms available to a tech-ready healthcare marketplace and prompted creative repurposing of some existing technologies.

    Jun 23, 2020
  • Self-Sampling, Neurological Red Flags: The Week’s COVID-19 Updates

    Diagnostics World News | Several groups have published research highlighting the neurological impacts of COVID-19, and other groups are looking into how well patients may self-assess or even self-sample for rapid diagnosis. Plus more from this week’s COVID-19 news and research in the diagnostics industry.

    Jun 19, 2020
  • Telemedicine Has Gone Viral

    Diagnostics World News | In a matter of weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic made virtual medical visits the way many if not most physician-patient interactions happen. No one was wholly prepared for the sudden transition from in-person to on-screen visits, but some healthcare organizations were clearly better positioned to make the leap because they had already moved beyond the dabbling stage with the technology.

    Jun 18, 2020
  • Follow the Money: New Solid Cancer Monitoring Platform, Investments in High-Definition PCR

    Diagnostics World News | C2i Genomics closes a series A with a solid cancer monitoring platform out of New York Genome Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. ChromaCode announces another funding round and a high-def PCR test for SARS-CoV-2. Plus more of the latest funding updates from across diagnostics, life sciences, and clinical research.

    Jun 17, 2020
  • The Great Experiment In Taking Trials Virtual

    Diagnostics World News | The necessity of running clinical studies in the midst of a pandemic broke through some of the longstanding fears of sponsors and contract research organizations about the adoption of telehealth technology and the decentralized trial model.

    Jun 16, 2020
  • AMP Surveys Testing Labs, Releases Recommendations For Better Pandemic Response

    Diagnostics World News | The Association for Molecular Pathology surveyed laboratory professionals offering molecular diagnostic tests for clinical diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection. They released the first findings and recommendations based on that survey last week.

    Jun 15, 2020
  • Diagnostics Industry Understanding COVID-19’s Effect On Communities, Other News

    Diagnostics World News | The diagnostics community has continued to expand their understanding of COVID-19, observing the high incidence of cases in certain populations, as well as improving blood tests for the virus.

    Jun 12, 2020
  • Smart Toilets, AI, and Other Efforts to Beat Colorectal Cancer

    Diagnostics World News | In recent months, newly published findings on topics such as family history and the role of the gut microbiome continue to shed light on colorectal cancer, and emerging tools like AI-based screening and a “smart toilet” point toward new possibilities.

    Jun 9, 2020
  • New Tools and Technologies Tackle COVID-19, Other News

    Diagnostics World News | Research news in COVID-19 diagnostics from China’s CDC and the University of Maryland. New tools and technologies are coming from BioDot, Longhorn, and more.

    Jun 5, 2020
  • Challenges And Opportunities In Harnessing The Potential Of Circulating Tumor Cells

    Diagnostics World News Contributed Commentary | Despite the benefits, the potential of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) to serve as a liquid biopsy for cancer has been underutilized, mostly due to the inability to acquire intact CTCs, along with the associated technical challenges. More importantly, until now, the role of CTC information in the design of oncology clinical trials has been greatly overlooked.

    Jun 3, 2020
  • Which Way Forward With Telemedicine? The Regulatory Perspective

    Diagnostics World News | When COVID-19 hit the U.S., a multitude of emergency waivers to the federal statute governing telehealth were necessary to ensure Medicare-age patients could see their doctor and healthcare providers could continue practicing medicine. In the political arena, some saw this as an example of the overly regulated nature of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. To others, it simply signaled the need to update CMS rules specific to telehealth.

    Jun 2, 2020
  • Diagnostics Play Vital Role In COVID-19 Treatment, Other News

    Diagnostics World News | This week has seen diagnostics continue to play a vital role in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

    May 29, 2020
  • AI Model Achieves ‘Neurologist-Level’ Diagnostic Performance

    Diagnostics World News | A multidisciplinary team of researchers has developed a machine learning algorithm shown to be “slightly better” than 11 neurologists at diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease in a head-to-head comparison.

    May 28, 2020
  • FNIH, Foundation Medicine, Certara, And More: News From May 2020

    Diagnostics World News | May featured news, products, and partnerships from around the diagnostics community from numerous companies, universities, and organizations, including FNIH, Foundation Medicine, Certara, and more.

    May 27, 2020
  • Making Choices With Telemedicine: Stanford’s Approach

    Diagnostics World News | Healthcare providers across the country have unexpectedly become part of a forced natural experiment in rapid telemedicine deployment that will be providing answers about the technology’s potential, limitations and unintended consequences.

    May 26, 2020