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ISCT Calls for Changes to Proposed U.S. REGROW Act on Cell Therapies

The International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT), the global society of clinicians, researchers, regulatory specialists, technologists and industry partners dedicated to the translation of cellular therapy into safe and effective therapies to improve patients' lives, recently announced its reasons for opposition to the current version of the REGROW Act, the U.S. government's legislative efforts to promote faster patient access to effective new cellular therapies.ISCT supports and has undertaken ...

Posted on: August 24, 2016
RNA Institute Joins with Albany Molecular Research, Inc., to Speed Development of New RNA-Based Therapeutics

Albany Molecular Research, Inc. (AMRI) and The RNA Institute at the University at Albany have entered into a novel collaboration to advance the discovery and development of RNA-based therapeutics and research tools.RNA-based therapeutics offer very new approaches to health. At this time, tools for assessing and developing RNA-based therapeutics (assays) still need to be developed, validated, and made more standardized and efficient. The RNA Institute fills this gap, as it possesses the intellectual ...

Posted on: August 23, 2016
Luminex Corporation Receives FDA Clearance and CE-IVD Mark for the ARIES M1 System

Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) recently announced it has received FDA clearance and CE-IVD marking for a new in vitro diagnostic system, the ARIES M1 System. Designed for lower throughput clinical labs, the ARIES M1 System is a fully integrated, sample to answer platform for performing real-time PCR assays.ARIES Systems are crafted to increase laboratory efficiency, ensure result accuracy and fit seamlessly into today's lean laboratory.The ARIES M1 System is designed to empower satellite clinical ...

Posted on: August 22, 2016
Singulex enters into World-Wide Service Agreement with Tecan

Singulex, Inc., the leader in next generation immunodiagnostic technology powered by single molecule counting, announced the conclusion of  a world-wide service agreement with Tecan Group to deliver comprehensive maintenance and support for its Sgx ClarityTM System. The Sgx Clarity System, currently in development and not yet approved for sale, is a fully automated, Next Generation Immunodiagnostics  platform designed to bring the benefits of Singulex's SMC™ technology to hospital and ...

Posted on: August 21, 2016
Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces Commercial Availability of Next-Generation Axiom Precision Medicine Research Array

Epidemiologists and genomics researchers who want to gain a deeper understanding of human genetic variation in translational research now have access to Thermo Fisher Scientific's Axiom Precision Medicine Research Array, a powerful genotyping solution with more than 900,000 markers of biological significance for clinical research studies. The new array is available for immediate delivery for $29 per sample, with no minimum sample commitment.The Axiom Precision Medicine Research Array is a broad genotyping ...

Posted on: August 20, 2016
InSource Diagnostics Launches Clinical Trial Focused on PGx and Abnormal Drug Metabolism Screening

InSource Diagnostics Launches Clinical Trial Focused on PGx and Abnormal Drug Metabolism ScreeningInSource Diagnostics announced recently that it is enlisting research sites to enroll patients in the SPHERE Registry for a clinical trial designed to validate biomarkers in urine that predict genetic mutations, which affect a patient's ability to properly metabolize medications. The drugs in this study are opioids, benzodiazepines, tryclyclic antidepressants and muscle relaxants. These include the two most ...

Posted on: August 19, 2016
Aalto Bio Reagents Complements its Zika Virus Proteins with Chikungunya and Dengue Virus Antigens

Aalto Bio Reagents, a leading developer and provider of raw materials to the in-vitro diagnostics industry and to research laboratories globally, recently announced the availability of its Tri-Plex suite of proteins and antibodies for Zika virus (ZIKV) envelope and NS1, Chikungunya (CHIKV) E1 wild type and mutant and E2 and Dengue virus (DENV) envelope and NS1 for serotypes 1-4. Aalto Bio has been leading the field in the development of the necessary diagnostic raw materials for ZIKV available to ...

Posted on: August 18, 2016
Siemens Healthineers Unveils Atellica Solution at AACC 2016

Recently, Siemens Healthineers unveiled the Atellica Solution,1 a highly flexible immunoassay and clinical chemistry solution featuring patented bi-directional magnetic sample-transport technology that is 10 times faster than conventional conveyors.1 The unveiling occurred during the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Philadelphia, July 31 - August 4 (booth 2101)."We engineered the Atellica Solution based on our customers' needs and extensive research of market trends," said ...

Posted on: August 17, 2016
Beckman Coulter and Augusta University's Medical Center Sign Fifteen Year Agreement

Beckman Coulter, Inc., a global leader in the clinical diagnostics industry and an operating company of Danaher Corporation, and Augusta University's medical center, renowned for its top-ranked doctors and pioneering research, signed a 15-year master service agreement at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting in Philadelphia. The signing formally launches an alliance to create innovative models of care utilizing technology and process improvement methodologies in the laboratory setting, ultimately ...

Posted on: August 16, 2016
Siemens Launches New Mid-volume Coagulation Analyzer and Celebrates Expanded Portfolio

Siemens Healthineers Laboratory Diagnostics business recently launched the Sysmex CS-2500 System-a mid-volume, fully-automated coagulation analyzer with smartly-designed PSI technology-in major markets including the U.S. Together with Lab Alliance of Central New York, the first U.S. customer to install the high-volume Sysmex CS-5100 System, the company celebrated the availability of its new Sysmex CS Hemostasis System portfolio in the U.S.The launch of the new Sysmex CS-2500 System will enable mid-volume ...

Posted on: August 15, 2016
Artel Launches Next-Generation PCS Pipette Calibration System

At the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Artel, the technology leader in liquid handling quality assurance, unveiled the next-generation PCS (pipette calibration system) designed to optimize pipette performance and boost confidence in data integrity. In addition to fast, easy pipette calibration, the system offers an enhanced intuitive user interface for simplified scheduling and reporting, a unique operator assessment module that standardizes ...

Posted on: August 14, 2016
The Technology Partnership Launches New Point-of-Care Diagnostic Instrument Development Service

The Technology Partnership plc (TTP), a world-leading technology and development organization, recently announced the launch of Desktop Biology. The new service will enable point-of-care diagnostic providers to rapidly convert their biological assay into a market-ready system capable of producing a result in as little as 15 minutes.The new service provides an accessible and rapid route to market, offering a seamless approach for companies looking to accelerate the development of their assay to a product ...

Posted on: August 13, 2016
Advanced Instruments Introduces OsmoPRO for Automated Osmolality Testing

Advanced Instruments, the world's leading authority in osmometry, previewed their new OsmoPRO multi-sample osmometer at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Philadelphia. OsmoPRO is a 20-position micro sample osmometer designed specifically to address the changing needs of today's busy laboratories to improve efficiency and reduce sample turnaround time.Ideal for sample-limited applications, OsmoPRO use a small 20 µL sample size. Samples can be analyzed one at a time, or ...

Posted on: August 12, 2016
Aesku Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Helios Automated IFA

Aesku.Group, a research-focused supplier of innovative products and services for the early detection, diagnosis and prognosis of autoimmune diseases, announced recently that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new HELIOS Automated IFA system with AeskuSlides ANA HEp-2-Gamma Assay. The HELIOS is a new revolutionary platform that employs automated immunofluorescence (IFA) technology to process and analyze patient samples. It is the first clinical ...

Posted on: August 11, 2016
Index Could Help Identify Women at Risk for Rapid Bone Loss

Researchers have developed an index to better predict which women may experience faster bone loss across the menopause transition, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.Osteoporosis is often referred to as a "silent" disease because individuals who have it experience few noticeable symptoms. The progressive condition occurs when bones grow structurally weak and become more likely to fracture or break.The condition is common, ...

Posted on: August 10, 2016
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