TECHNOLOGY

Disposable, Electrochemical Sensor IDs Wound Infections in Seconds

An inexpensive, disposable electrochemical sensor may be able to detect Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) infections in wounds in real-time at the point of care, according to a pilot study … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

Inflammatory Markers May Diagnose Back Conditions

Biochemical profiles of blood may improve diagnosis of conditions contributing to low back pain (LBP), according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Arthritis Research & Therapy. LBP is … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

NGS-Based Test for CF Promises Faster, Cheaper, More Thorough Analysis

Testing for the cystic fibrosis (CF) helped to fuel the first wave of clinical molecular diagnostics. Now, an assay developed by researchers at the Stanford University taps the power of multiplex … [Read more...]

PRECISION MEDICINE

More Than 1/4 of FDA’s 2015 Drug Approvals for Targeted Therapies

By Lori Solomon, Editor, Diagnostic Testing & Emerging Technologies More than 28 percent of the novel new drugs approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2015 were targeted therapies, … [Read more...]

EMERGING TESTS

New Molecular Test for Cystic Fibrosis Promises Faster, Better, Cheaper Analysis

By Stephanie Murg, Managing Director, G2 Intelligence The future of cystic fibrosis (CF) diagnosis is in sight. Testing for the genetic disease helped to fuel the first wave of clinical molecular … [Read more...]

Paper-Based Test May Increase Male Fertility Self-Testing

Apaper-based assay can provide quantitative measurement of live and motile sperm concentrations and motility, in only 10 minutes, according to a study published online Jan. 8 in Clinical Chemistry. … [Read more...]

Cost Effectiveness of Nail Fungus Confirmatory Test Treatment-Specific

Recommendations for universal confirmatory testing of toe nail fungus before systemic therapy should be replaced with therapy-specific recommendations, according to a study published Dec. 23, 2015 in … [Read more...]

Rise in Lyme Cases Drives Interest in New Tests

Lyme disease is a growing problem in the United States. The disease is a tick-borne bacterial infection (Borrelia burgdorferi) that, if untreated, can have long-lasting rheumatic and neurological … [Read more...]

In Tough Reimbursement Climate the Promise of Value-Based Pricing Harder to Realize

Specialized laboratories are caught in a catch-22. Value-based pricing of tests remains an alluring economic salvation, but in an environment in which reimbursement for previously covered tests is not … [Read more...]

Inside the Diagnostics Industry: Labs Move Toward Rapid Diagnoses of Infections

The downstream effects of infectious disease diagnostics are significant. The appropriate test can optimize anti-microbial use, decrease hospital lengths of stay and unnecessary isolation, reduce … [Read more...]


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