Monthly Archives: February 2015

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27 02, 2015

Beckman Coulter Genomics Receives CAP Accreditation

By |February 27th, 2015|Beckman Coulter|Comments Off on Beckman Coulter Genomics Receives CAP Accreditation

A reliable provider of DNA sequencing services, Beckman Coulter Genomics recently received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists. The accreditation will help the company more quickly move its findings from clinical trials into clinical application. Beckman Coulter Genomics' facility in Danvers completed a comprehensive on-site inspection as part of the CAP's Accreditation Programs. This [...]

26 02, 2015

Vitamin D Deficiency Causes Diabetes, Finds Study

By |February 26th, 2015|Beckman Coulter, Laboratory Equipment|Comments Off on Vitamin D Deficiency Causes Diabetes, Finds Study

Vitamin D is important for the human body to maintain healthy bones and teeth and also to aid cell growth and assist the immune system. Its deficiency can poses increased risk for cardiovascular disease, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, and some infectious diseases. Now, a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of [...]

25 02, 2015

Global Hematology Analyzers and Reagents Market to Maintain Strong Growth

By |February 25th, 2015|Hematology Analyzers, Reagents|Comments Off on Global Hematology Analyzers and Reagents Market to Maintain Strong Growth

According to the report from Research and Markets, the Global Hematology Analyzers and Reagents market is to grow at a CAGR of 4.89% over the period 2015-2019. The report covers the Americas, and the APAC and EMEA regions. It identifies the key vendors operating in this market as Abbott Laboratories, Beckman Coulter and Sysmex. Other [...]

24 02, 2015

WHO Approves First Quick Test for Ebola

By |February 24th, 2015|Ebola|Comments Off on WHO Approves First Quick Test for Ebola

According to a BBC report, the total number of reported Ebola cases stood at more than 22,999 in the second week of February, 2015. About 9,268 people were reported as having died from the disease in six countries: Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, the US and Mali. Delays in confirming Ebola have led to a [...]

23 02, 2015

Roche’s MPDL3280A Receives Breakthrough Therapy Designation from FDA

By |February 23rd, 2015|Roche|Comments Off on Roche’s MPDL3280A Receives Breakthrough Therapy Designation from FDA

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death globally. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most prevalent type of the disease. Roche, the world's largest biotech company and a leader in research-focused healthcare, has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted a Breakthrough Therapy Designation for its investigational cancer [...]

20 02, 2015

Randox Partners with Irish Researchers to Develop Simple Blood Test to Diagnose Bowel Cancer

By |February 20th, 2015|Lab Equipment|Comments Off on Randox Partners with Irish Researchers to Develop Simple Blood Test to Diagnose Bowel Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, excluding skin cancer, colorectal cancer or bowel cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. It is estimated that there will be 93,090 new cases of colon cancer and 39,610 new cases of rectal cancer in 2015. Colorectal cancer starts [...]

19 02, 2015

New Study: Malaria Parasites Unlikely to Switch from Animals to Humans

By |February 19th, 2015|Malaria Test Kits|Comments Off on New Study: Malaria Parasites Unlikely to Switch from Animals to Humans

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), about 1,500 cases of malaria are diagnosed in the United States each year. Most of the cases are in travelers and immigrants returning from regions such as sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia where malaria is prevalent. Malaria is caused by a parasite which is transmitted [...]

18 02, 2015

Study Finds Low Vitamin D Levels After Stroke Linked to Poorer Health

By |February 18th, 2015|Beckman Coulter, Vitamin D Testing|Comments Off on Study Finds Low Vitamin D Levels After Stroke Linked to Poorer Health

The active form of vitamin D helps control calcium and phosphate levels in the body. Measurement of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OH-D) is accepted as the best indicator of a person's vitamin D sufficiency. A new study finds the link between 25-hydroxyvitamin D level and stroke. According to a new study presented at the 2015 International Stroke [...]

16 02, 2015

Study: Global Cancer Biomarkers Market to Grow at CAGR of 18.26% During 2014-19

By |February 16th, 2015|Abbott Laboratories, Beckman Coulter|Comments Off on Study: Global Cancer Biomarkers Market to Grow at CAGR of 18.26% During 2014-19

With the increased prevalence of cancer, the tools to detect this deadly disease are also in great demand. Cancer biomarkers are molecules secreted by a tumor or a specific response of the body to the presence of cancer. They are non-invasive, enable high speed cancer diagnosis and also enhance early cancer detection and screening. PSA [...]

13 02, 2015

February – National Cancer Prevention Month

By |February 13th, 2015|Beckman Coulter, Cancer Prevention|Comments Off on February – National Cancer Prevention Month

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. With a rapidly growing number of cancer patients in the country and around the world, cancer awareness is crucial. The American Cancer Society predicts that there will be as many as 1,658,370 new cancer cases and 589,430 cancer deaths in the United States in 2015. The most [...]