Monthly Archives: September 2015

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29 09, 2015

Premalignant Lung Cancer DNA Found by Johns Hopkins Team

By |September 29th, 2015|DNA, Lung Cancer|Comments Off on Premalignant Lung Cancer DNA Found by Johns Hopkins Team

Circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) is a promising biomarker in oncology. ctDNA carries genetic information from malignant tumors and can be obtained from peripheral blood samples. A team of Johns Hopkins scientists worked with tissue, blood and DNA from six people with precancerous and cancerous lung lesions, and identified DNA alterations that were in premalignant lung [...]

28 09, 2015

Roche’s New ACCU-CHECK Diabetes App Provides Insulin Recommendations

By |September 28th, 2015|Roche|Comments Off on Roche’s New ACCU-CHECK Diabetes App Provides Insulin Recommendations

Physicians who treat patients needing insulin therapy to manage Type 2 diabetes find it quite difficult to teach patients how to calculate insulin bolus (short term) dosing as it is dependent on several variables. Roche has come to the rescue with its new mobile ACCU-CHEK connect diabetes management app that provides insulin dosing recommendations. When [...]

23 09, 2015

Drucker 614B – An Innovative Centrifuge for Small Labs

By |September 23rd, 2015|Drucker Diagnostics|Comments Off on Drucker 614B – An Innovative Centrifuge for Small Labs

Centrifuges are used in the clinical and chemistry laboratories primarily to separate clotted blood or cells from serum or plasma and body fluids. Drucker Diagnostics Model 614B Centrifuge is a low-cost, fixed-angle centrifuge designed mainly for small labs and doctor’s office. Using advanced engineering materials and an advanced cooling system, the device provides high-quality fixed [...]

21 09, 2015

September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day

By |September 21st, 2015|Blood Testing, World Alzheimer’s Day|Comments Off on September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day

Since 1994, September has been observed as World Alzheimer’s Month and September 21 as World Alzheimer's Day. The theme for this year is 'Remember Me'. The day encourages people all around the world to learn to spot the signs of dementia and remember their loved ones who are living with this memory disorder. Activities during [...]

18 09, 2015

FDA Regulation of Lab Developed Tests – Keeping Track of the Dialogue

By |September 18th, 2015|Infectious Diseases, Lab Developed Tests|Comments Off on FDA Regulation of Lab Developed Tests – Keeping Track of the Dialogue

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines a Laboratory Developed Test (LDT) as “a type of in vitro diagnostic test that is designed, manufactured and used within a single laboratory”. While some LDTs are relatively simple tests that measure single analytes, others are complex and measure or detect numerous analytes. Examples of LDTs include [...]

16 09, 2015

New Urine Test Could Reduce Need for Blood Samples

By |September 16th, 2015|Urine Test|Comments Off on New Urine Test Could Reduce Need for Blood Samples

Urine tests provide information to help in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of a wide range of diseases. Routine urinalysis includes visual, chemical and microscopic examination. Microscopic urinalysis generally provides results that are more quantitative in terms of white blood cells or red blood cells in the urine, the presence of bacteria in the urine, [...]

14 09, 2015

Block Scientific Has Added Superior Lab Equipment from LW Scientific to Its Product Line

By |September 14th, 2015|Lab Equipment, LW Scientific|Comments Off on Block Scientific Has Added Superior Lab Equipment from LW Scientific to Its Product Line

A worldwide laboratory equipment supplier, Block Scientific has added advanced lab devices from the industry leader LW Scientific to its product line. Established in 1994, LW Scientific is an ISO 13485:2003 Certified Company that manufactures and supplies microscopes, centrifuges and other accessories. The company’s products serve varied industries such as medical, reference labs, electronics, veterinary [...]

11 09, 2015

September – National Cholesterol Education Month

By |September 11th, 2015|Blood Testing, National Cholesterol Education Month|Comments Off on September – National Cholesterol Education Month

September is observed as National Cholesterol Education Month in the United States with the aim to increase awareness about the importance of maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. High levels of cholesterol clog the arteries and increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is [...]

9 09, 2015

Olympus AU400 – High Performance in a Compact Package

By |September 9th, 2015|Olympus AU400, RefurbishedChemistry Analyzers|Comments Off on Olympus AU400 – High Performance in a Compact Package

Quality chemistry analyzers are necessary to provide accurate and speedy test results that will allow physicians to develop proper treatment protocols. One of the most reliable products in the market, the Olympus AU400 is a fully automated chemistry analyzer for routine, STAT, urine and homogenous immunoassays. It offers enhanced operational comfort and comes with versatile [...]

7 09, 2015

New Blood Test Could Predict Breast Cancer Relapse 8 Months in Advance

By |September 7th, 2015|Blood Testing, Breast Cancer|Comments Off on New Blood Test Could Predict Breast Cancer Relapse 8 Months in Advance

Offering hope for cancer patients, researchers at The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in the U.K. have now developed a new blood test that could predict breast cancer recurrence 8 months earlier than conventional methods such as scans. The test could provide an early warning of the disease returning after chemotherapy and surgery. Predicting whether [...]