Monthly Archives: June 2015

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30 06, 2015

Block Scientific’s New Location in Bellport, NY

By |June 30th, 2015|Lab Equipment|Comments Off on Block Scientific’s New Location in Bellport, NY

Block Scientific, an established lab equipment dealer in the U.S, has shifted their location from Bohemia, NY to Bellport, NY. Relocation to this larger, state-of-the-art facility will help the company to better serve their distribution and reconditioning operations. The move will also provide space for a significant increase in production and assembly to meet the [...]

26 06, 2015

Statins Improve Prostate Cancer Survival – Finds Study

By |June 26th, 2015|Prostate Cancer|Comments Off on Statins Improve Prostate Cancer Survival – Finds Study

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. It is estimated that about one in 38 men will die of prostate cancer and about one in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Prostate cancer feeds [...]

24 06, 2015

Global Cell Counting Market to Reach $8.6 Billion by 2020

By |June 24th, 2015|Global Cell Counting Market, Hematology Analyzers|Comments Off on Global Cell Counting Market to Reach $8.6 Billion by 2020

Evaluating the cellular components of blood allows detection of numerous medical conditions. The complete blood count (CBC) indicates variations in the numbers and appearance of red blood cells, white blood cells), and platelets from their predictable, ‘normal’ state can indicate the presence of disease. According to a recent report from Markets and Markets, the global [...]

22 06, 2015

Common Kidney Tests Can Help Detect Heart Disease Risk, Says Study

By |June 22nd, 2015|Kidney Tests|Comments Off on Common Kidney Tests Can Help Detect Heart Disease Risk, Says Study

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and about 610,000 Americans die from heart disease each year. High blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease. Regardless of age or stage of kidney disease, cardiovascular [...]

18 06, 2015

FAQ About MERS

By |June 18th, 2015|Laboratory Testing, MERS|Comments Off on FAQ About MERS

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a viral disease that affects the respiratory system (lungs and breathing tubes). The virus was first reported in 2012 in Saudi Arabia. MERS has struck more than 20 countries, with Saudi Arabia being the most affected. As of 3 June 2015, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [...]

17 06, 2015

China Gets Ready for MERS, Taking Lessons from Its SARS Experience

By |June 17th, 2015|Laboratory Tests, MERS|Comments Off on China Gets Ready for MERS, Taking Lessons from Its SARS Experience

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a respiratory illness caused by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Since September 2012, WHO has been notified of 1289 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV, including at least 455 related deaths on a global level. Transmitted from animals, MERS-CoV has been found in camels in several countries. [...]

15 06, 2015

Blood Culture Test Market to Reach $3.473 Billion by 2019

By |June 15th, 2015|Blood Culture System, Blood Testing|Comments Off on Blood Culture Test Market to Reach $3.473 Billion by 2019

A new report from Markets and Markets predicts that the global blood culture market will reach around $3.473 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of around 6.8% during the forecast period (2014 to 2019). Blood culture tests detect the presence of bacteria or fungi blood that lead to infection. The culture can show what [...]

12 06, 2015

New Guideline from CAP and ADASP to Improve Laboratory Testing

By |June 12th, 2015|Laboratory Testing|Comments Off on New Guideline from CAP and ADASP to Improve Laboratory Testing

The College of American Pathologists Pathology (CAP) and Laboratory Quality Center in association with the Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology (ADASP) recently put out a new guideline to improve laboratory testing. This evidence based guideline, "Interpretive Diagnostic Error Reduction in Surgical Pathology and Cytology," is meant to provide recommendations for systematic and [...]

10 06, 2015

New Test to Detect Tuberculosis Faster

By |June 10th, 2015|Blood Testing, ELISA Test|Comments Off on New Test to Detect Tuberculosis Faster

With a new test developed by a team at University College London (UCL), the detection time for tuberculosis (TB) may be reduced to a few days rather than a week or more. The test can genetically sequence tuberculosis bacteria (Mtb) from samples much faster than traditional testing methods. TB is spread through the air contaminated [...]

8 06, 2015

June 7 – National Cancer Survivors Day

By |June 8th, 2015|Cancer, Microscopes|Comments Off on June 7 – National Cancer Survivors Day

June 7, 2015 marks the 28th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day in the United States. A report published last year by the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute estimated that almost 14.5 million people in the U.S. are considered cancer survivors, and that number will grow to almost 19 million by 2024. A [...]