Diabetics checking their blood sugar levels usually have to prick their finger to get a sufficient draw for the glucometer to do its job. Some newer glucometers work with smaller blood samples and are able to take blood from the… Read more →
Kevin Conroy is a longtime leader in the biotechnology industry and currently President, CEO, and Chairman of Exact Sciences, a company based in Madison, Wisconsin. Exact Sciences has made great strides since its near failure back in 2011. Its Cologuard product… Read more →
A new bloodstream infection test created by UC Irvine researchers can speed up diagnosis times with unprecedented accuracy, allowing physicians to treat patients with potentially deadly ailments more promptly and effectively.
The UCI team, led by Weian Zhao, assistant professor… Read more →
An electronic “tongue” could one day sample food and drinks as a quality check before they hit store shelves. Or it could someday monitor water for pollutants or test blood for signs of disease. With an eye toward these applications,… Read more →
The digital health revolution is still stuck.Tech giants are jumping into the fray with fitness offerings like Apple Health and Google Fit, but there’s still not much in the way of, well, actual medicine. The Fitbits and Jawbones of the… Read more →
Dexcom, maker of the popular G4 PLATINUM continuous glucometer, received FDA clearance for a new software package for the device that mimics how a natural pancreas assesses sugar levels. Software 505, as it’s called, “features the same advanced algorithm as… Read more →
The development of new platforms and the adaptation of existing infectious disease tests are spurring progress in rapid Ebola detection technologies.
Boston University’s SP-IRIS-based rapid Ebola test. Responsible for almost 5000 deaths, the Ebola epidemic has ravaged West Africa and… Read more →
Having to draw blood from a finger to test for glucose levels is the primary reason many diabetics fail to keep a close eye on their sugar. Fear of pain and having to perform the procedure on their own keeps… Read more →
Scientists who are working to develop a test that can screen for multiple cancer types from a single blood sample have taken a step closer to their goal. A new study describes how they systematically reviewed thousands of scientific papers… Read more →
The IVD Industry Connectivity Consortium (IICC), in partnership with the International Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), has developed a global interoperability standard that is ready for laboratories and IVD manufacturers to adopt. The Laboratory Analytic Workflow (LAW) standard allows for plug-n-play connectivity between… Read more →