INFECTIOUS ILLNESSES

CDC Updates Zika Testing Recommendations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Health Alert Notice with updated guidance for testing women who live in or frequently travel to areas with a CDC Zika travel notice. … [Read more...]

PUBLIC HEALTH

CDC and the Diagnostics Industry Continue to Battle Zika

While summer has ended, the battle against the mosquito-borne virus Zika continues. On Oct. 21, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced approximately $70 million will be made … [Read more...]

PUBLIC HEALTH

House Committee Questions CDC on Capacity of Laboratory Response Network

The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee recently requested that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide information to the Committee about the capabilities … [Read more...]

FDA

Public Comment Sought on Blood Donor Deferral Policies to Reduce HIV Transmission

While the annual rate of new diagnosed cases has declined in the last 10 years, HIV still remains a significant concern. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports approximately … [Read more...]

FDA

FDA Seeks Public Comment on Blood Donor Deferral Policy to Decrease HIV Transmission

While the annual rate of new diagnosed cases has declined in the last 10 years, HIV still remains a significant concern. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports approximately … [Read more...]

CDC

Online Tool Helps ID Rare Pathogens

Launched in 2013, MicrobeNet is a “virtual microbe library” established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that helps laboratorians identify less common bacteria and diseases. The … [Read more...]

INNOVATION

CDC Ups Online Tool’s Ability to Help ID Rare Pathogens

By Kelly A. Briganti, Editorial Director, G2 Intelligence Launched in 2013, MicrobeNet is a "virtual microbe library" established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that helps … [Read more...]

CDC

Culture-Independent Tests Gain Clinical Traction, Hamper Public Health

Laboratory developed tests are not the only item on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) agenda that involves the diagnostics industry. The FDA is also focusing significant resources on food … [Read more...]

CDC

Update: Federal Agencies Accelerate Preparations to Combat Zika Virus in the U.S.

As spring arrives and the threat of Zika virus grows in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are stepping up preparations to … [Read more...]

FDA

New FDA Approvals, Guidelines and Letters Address Zika Testing

After garnering Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, a diagnostic test for the Zika virus is being distributed to certified labs by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in … [Read more...]


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