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Quest Diagnostics to Provide Nationwide Access to Natera's New Non-Invasive Prenatal Test

February 20, 2013 8:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading diagnostic information services company, and Natera, a leading innovator in prenatal genetic testing, today announced that Quest Diagnostics will offer physicians access to PanoramaT, a new non-invasive prenatal test developed by Natera. ...

OraQuick In-Home HIV Test Named a "Top Health Breakthrough of 2012" by Men's Health Magazine

February 19, 2013 2:58 pm | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

OraSure Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OSUR), the market leader in oral fluid diagnostics, announced today that the Company's OraQuick(R) In-Home HIV Test, the first ever in-home rapid infectious disease test made available directly to consumers, has been named a "Top Health Breakthrough of 2012" by Men's Health magazine.

New Handheld ECG Device Helps Physicians Identify Risks for Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Young Athletes

February 19, 2013 11:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 19, 2013--Cardea Associates, a company dedicated to improving heart health through product innovation and research, announces the launch of its new electrocardiographic (ECG) device, CardeaScreen. Specifically in-tune with normal conditions for the athletic heart,...

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The Bank Where Doctors Can Stash Your Genome

February 19, 2013 12:00 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Genomic sequencing might be more common in medicine if doctors had a simple way to send for the test and keep track of the data. That’s the hope of Coriell Life Sciences in Camden, New Jersey, a startup that grew out of a partnership between the Coriell Institute for Medical Research and IBM.

Australian Government Invests in Detection and Management of Blinding Eye Disease and Diabetes Through Intelligent High Resolution Retinal Camera Development by Vision CRC

February 18, 2013 10:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The most advanced technology for use in real-time detection and assessment of common blinding eye disease and general health disorders will soon be available to the world with stimulus funding provided for development by the Australian Government's CRC Program. The imaging technology of the...

NewBridge Pharmaceuticals to Commercialize the verifi(R) Prenatal Test

February 14, 2013 1:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NewBridge Pharmaceuticals, a specialty therapeutics company commercializing pharmaceuticals, biologics, diagnostics and medical devices across the AfMET region (Middle East, Africa, Turkey & Caspian regions), today announced that the company has established an exclusive agreement with...

Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges that PKC's Biosensors are Expected to Become the New Industry Standard in Pathogen Testing

February 13, 2013 12:21 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , Feb. 13, 2013 /- Based on its recent analysis of the global biosensors market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Pharmaco-Kinesis Corporation (PKC) with the 2013 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. The company has set a new standard in the biosensors market with its innovative, highly sensitive biosensor. This unique, multi-pathogen...

AB SCIEX Announces Company’s First In Vitro Diagnostic Device

February 12, 2013 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 12, 2013--AB SCIEX, a global leader in analytical technologies, today introduced the AB SCIEX API 3200MD™ and 3200MD QTRAP®LC/MS/MS systems*, two devices that can be used to analyze trace levels of multiple compounds in human samples for diagnostic purposes....

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Trovagene Announces Commercial Launch Timelines for HPV Carrier and Oncogene Mutation Tests

February 12, 2013 5:27 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO , Feb. 12, 2013 /- Trovagene, Inc. (NASDAQ:  TROV) today announced that the development of its proprietary, urine-based HPV carrier screening test is progressing well and the Company expects to achieve analytical and clinical validation of the test in its CLIA laboratory in March 2013. When validation is completed, the test will be available to clinicians and...

Over 19 Billion IVD Procedures Performed in 2012: Reports Kalorama

February 11, 2013 12:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In a sign that testing has become a significant part of clinical practice, Kalorama Information has noted that the total amount of in vitro diagnostic test procedures conducted globally reached 19.1 billion in 2012 and is expected to rise by 4.2% per year through 2017. The finding was made...

Life Technologies Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Diagnostic Use of Sanger Sequencing Platform and HLA Typing Kits

February 11, 2013 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) today announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its 3500 Dx Genetic Analyzers and SeCore@ HLA typing kits. The development represents additional execution against the company's strategy to become a...

ERBA Diagnostics, Inc. Appoints Mohan Gopalkrishnan V.P. Operations

February 7, 2013 8:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 7, 2013--ERBA Diagnostics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ERB), a fully integrated in vitro diagnostics company, has appointed Mohan Gopalkrishnan as Vice President - Operations. Mr. Gopalkrishnan will be responsible for managing ERBA Diagnostics’ daily operations and will be based in...

Affymetrix and DNA Link Sign Partnership for Forensic Test Development for Human Identification

February 7, 2013 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 7, 2013--Affymetrix, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFFX) and DNA Link, Inc., a Korean genomics-based biotechnology company, today announced that they have signed a Powered by Affymetrix TM (PbA) Program agreement in which DNA Link, Inc. obtains a worldwide license to...

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Cancer: Guided Therapeutics, Konica Minolta in esophageal cancer pact

February 6, 2013 12:37 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Guided Therapeutics will take development of its esophageal cancer detection device in-house under the terms of new deal with Konica Minolta. Guided Therapeutics (OTC:GTHP) and its largest customer, Konica Minolta (TYO:4902), agreed to alter a development deal for an esophageal cancer detection device.

Alere Acquires Epocal, Inc.

February 6, 2013 10:51 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), a global leader in enabling individuals to take charge of their health at home through the merger of rapid diagnostics and health information solutions, announced today that it has acquired Epocal, Inc., a provider...

SurModics to Webcast Annual Meeting on February 11

February 6, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | SurModics, Inc. | News | Comments

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 6, 2013--SurModics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SRDX), a leading provider of surface modification and in vitro diagnostic technologies to the healthcare industry, announced today that it will host a live webcast of its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Monday, February...

Viracor-IBT Laboratories Acquires Assets of Cylex

February 5, 2013 3:54 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Viracor-IBT Laboratories, Inc. announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the assets of Cylex™, Inc., a global life sciences company focused on the development, manufacturing and...

New Modeling Approach Transforms Imaging Technologies

February 5, 2013 2:44 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers are improving the performance of technologies ranging from medical CT scanners to digital cameras using a system of models to extract specific information from huge collections of data and then reconstructing images like a jigsaw puzzle. The new approach is called model-based iterative reconstruction, or MBIR.

Comparative Effectiveness Program Accepting Suppliers to Join Hospitals in Improving Healthcare Safety and Efficiency

February 5, 2013 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 5, 2013--The Premier healthcare alliance is accepting applications for the fourth wave of its QUEST® Comparative Effectiveness & Innovation Program ( QCEIP ), a voluntary program designed to evaluate products and clinical intervention in real-world...

T2 Biosystems Announces Patent Covering T2Hemostasis

February 5, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 5, 2013--T2 Biosystems, a company developing direct detection products enabling superior diagnostics, today announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued patent 8,344,731 (the ‘731 patent), “NMR device for the detection of analytes”. The patent...

MGC Diagnostics Corporation Announces National Jewish Health Selects the Company as Preferred Provider for Cardiopulmonary Diagnostic Instrumentation

February 5, 2013 8:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SAINT PAUL, Minn., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MGC Diagnostics Corporation (NASDAQ: MGCD) (formerly Angeion Corporation), a global medical technology company, today announced that National Jewish Health has selected MGC Diagnostics as its preferred provider of cardiopulmonary...

Hologic Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Operating Results

February 4, 2013 4:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (NASDAQ: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, today announced its results for the first fiscal quarter...

A Matter of Materials: Molding

January 29, 2013 3:31 pm | by Scott Young, Ph.D. | West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. | Articles | Comments

New material offerings are critical to medical device manufacturers as they provide new opportunities in the development of cutting edge technologies. This three-part round-up features three new materials that are impacting medical device manufacturing in the areas of adhesives/coatings, molding, and extrusion. This part focuses on molding.

Abbott Evolves to Focus on Diagnostics, with New High-Sensitivity Heart Attack Diagnostic Test

January 28, 2013 10:06 am | by GlobalData | News | Comments

January has been a month of change for healthcare giant Abbott, and a senior medical devices analyst from GlobalData asserts that the company’s latest cardiac diagnostics product represents the first step in a line of new diagnostic products which will act to deliver growth over the next few years.

Welch Allyn iExaminer™ Receives 510(k) Clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration

January 22, 2013 10:00 am | by Welch Allyn | News | Comments

Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company that specializes in helping clinicians improve patient outcomes, today announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the Welch Allyn iExaminer™—a product that consists of a hardware adapter and associated software that allows healthcare providers to capture, store, send and retrieve images...

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