Monthly Archives: June 2014

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30 06, 2014

CDC Endorses HIV Combo Test for Faster HIV Diagnosis

By |June 30th, 2014|HIV Combo Test|Comments Off on CDC Endorses HIV Combo Test for Faster HIV Diagnosis

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended HIV combination tests that can detect the virus as well as specific antibodies in the blood up to three to four weeks faster, reports Reuters. Traditional HIV tests detect only the antibodies against HIV that are circulating in the blood, saliva, or urine, without [...]

27 06, 2014

2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Expo – A Curtain Raiser

By |June 27th, 2014|Laboratory Equipment|Comments Off on 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Expo – A Curtain Raiser

The 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo will be held July 27–31, 2014, at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. According to the organizers, this is the world's largest expo for clinical laboratory products and services, with over 700 companies showcasing their offerings in more than 2000 booths. The New Product Showcase is where [...]

26 06, 2014

Point of Care Testing in Diabetes Care

By |June 26th, 2014|Point of Care Testing|Comments Off on Point of Care Testing in Diabetes Care

POCT refers to diagnostic tests that can be carried out literally at the POC, and not in a laboratory. This might be, for example, at a patient's home, in a physician's office or in a hospital clinic. It is a quick and easy means of detecting or measuring a particular substance in blood or other [...]

25 06, 2014

New Endoscopic Microscope to Help Early Detection of Cancer

By |June 25th, 2014|Microscopes|Comments Off on New Endoscopic Microscope to Help Early Detection of Cancer

The early detection and treatment of cancer improves a person's chance for a full recovery. Regular physical exams or routine tests and certain self-exams can improve these chances, even if there are no visible symptoms. Microscopes play a crucial role in these important medical exams and tests as they offer a clear image of specimens [...]

23 06, 2014

Siemens Applies for Premarket Approval of HIV Combo Assay

By |June 23rd, 2014|Lab Equipment|Comments Off on Siemens Applies for Premarket Approval of HIV Combo Assay

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, a global leader in vitro diagnostics, recently submitted a pre-market approval application to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its HIV combo assay, ADVIA Centaur HIV Ag/Ab. This assay is designed to simultaneously detect the presence of the HIV p24 antigen and antibodies to HIV Type 1, including Group O (HIV-1 [...]

18 06, 2014

Blood Donor Week – Ensure Safe Blood and Collection Practices

By |June 18th, 2014|Blood Collection|Comments Off on Blood Donor Week – Ensure Safe Blood and Collection Practices

June 14 is celebrated as Blood Donor Day all over the world and June 14-21 as Blood Donor Week. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) about 108 million blood donations are collected worldwide each year. Countries across the world organize events to express gratitude to voluntary unpaid blood donors for gifting blood to save [...]

13 06, 2014

Block Scientific to Attend AACC 2014

By |June 13th, 2014|Lab Equipment|Comments Off on Block Scientific to Attend AACC 2014

Block Scientific, an established lab equipment supplier in the U.S. is attending the AACC (American Association for Clinical Chemistry) 2014 Clinical Lab Expo to be held from July 27-31. The world's largest gathering of clinical lab professionals from around the world, the event is an ideal platform to connect with global leaders in clinical chemistry, [...]

11 06, 2014

In Vitro Diagnostics Market to Reach $74.7B by 2020

By |June 11th, 2014|Laboratory Equipment|Comments Off on In Vitro Diagnostics Market to Reach $74.7B by 2020

A new report published by Allied Market Research says that the global in vitro diagnostics (IVD) market is on an upward trajectory and is expected to grow to $74.7 billion by 2020. According to the report, the market was valued at $53.3 billion last year and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5.34% [...]

5 06, 2014

Quality Incubators for Laboratory Applications

By |June 5th, 2014|Incubators, Laboratory Equipment|Comments Off on Quality Incubators for Laboratory Applications

Laboratory incubators serve a wide range of applications from culturing, bacteriology, warming of samples, E. coli tests, pharmaceutical studies, biotech testing, hematological studies, biochemical studies to food and beverage testing, clinical, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, solubility studies, fermentation studies, and diagnostic protocols for water. Analog and digital incubators are available in different sizes, (laptop size with a [...]