Monthly Archives: October 2015

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30 10, 2015

Innovative Products from Siemens Set New Standards for Point-Of-Care

By |October 30th, 2015|Point of Care Analyzers, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics|Comments Off on Innovative Products from Siemens Set New Standards for Point-Of-Care

A global leader in clinical diagnostics, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics offers an extensive portfolio of point-of-care (POC) products and services that enable better patient management and optimize clinical outcomes. The company introduced two of its newest POC products – the Xprecia Stride Coagulation Analyzer and the RAPIDComm Data Management System - at the 2015 AACC Annual [...]

28 10, 2015

Global Microscopy Device Market to Exceed USD 9 billion by 2020

By |October 28th, 2015|Microscopes|Comments Off on Global Microscopy Device Market to Exceed USD 9 billion by 2020

According to a recent report from Technavio, the global microscopy device market will reach over USD 9 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of around 7% during the forecast period starting 2015. The report looks at the market for different types of microscopes such as optical, scanning probe and electron, and found that factors [...]

26 10, 2015

A New Blood Test to Detect Very Low Risk of Heart Attack

By |October 26th, 2015|Blood Testing|Comments Off on A New Blood Test to Detect Very Low Risk of Heart Attack

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh in the U.K. have developed a new highly sensitive blood test that can safely rule out heart attacks in about two-thirds of patients who are evaluated in the emergency department (ED) for chest pain. Chest pain, one of the major symptoms of a heart attack, makes up a significant [...]

22 10, 2015

International Infection Prevention Week – October 18-24, 2015

By |October 22nd, 2015|Disinfectants, International Infection Prevention|Comments Off on International Infection Prevention Week – October 18-24, 2015

International Infection Prevention Week is observed during the third week of October each year. The aim of this annual campaign is to raise interest in and awareness about infection prevention. Health acquired infections (HAIs) are a major complication of hospital care. HAIs may be caused by any infectious agent, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses, as [...]

20 10, 2015

Make Electrolyte Measurements Easy with Medica EasyLyte Analyzer

By |October 20th, 2015|Electrolyte Analyzers, Medica EasyLyte|Comments Off on Make Electrolyte Measurements Easy with Medica EasyLyte Analyzer

Electrolytes are important for the cells in the body to function and allow the body to work. Electrolyte imbalance leads to dizziness, cramps, irregular heartbeat, and possibly death. Common electrolytes in the human body include Calcium, Chloride, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Potassium and Sodium. Knowing which electrolytes are out of balance can help a doctor determine the [...]

19 10, 2015

Block Scientific to Attend MEDICA 2015

By |October 19th, 2015|MEDICA 2015|Comments Off on Block Scientific to Attend MEDICA 2015

It is time once again for MEDICA 2015, the world’s largest annual trade fair to be held from November 16-19 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Block Scientific, a leading global supplier of laboratory equipment, will be in attendance at this mega event. It will be innovations galore at MEDICA 2015. Around 4,800 exhibitors from 70 nations will [...]

16 10, 2015

Fio to Showcase Integrated Deki™ Reader and Fionet™ System at MEDICA 2015

By |October 16th, 2015|Immunoassays, MEDICA 2015|Comments Off on Fio to Showcase Integrated Deki™ Reader and Fionet™ System at MEDICA 2015

While rapid testing technologies permit immediate clinical management decisions, integrating accurate, complete and timely data capture into clinical workflow is necessary to detect quality issues and address them in real time. Fio Corporation’s integrated diagnostic and data technology solution for clinical laboratories makes this possible. The company is making its debut at MEDICA 2015 with [...]

14 10, 2015

The ViroCap – A New Test that Can Detect Any Virus

By |October 14th, 2015|ViroCap|Comments Off on The ViroCap – A New Test that Can Detect Any Virus

Viral tests are done to detect infection-causing viruses. Accurate diagnosis of viruses often requires numerous tests and can prove a lengthy and time-consuming process. A new test called the ViroCap could provide the solution. The team of scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis that developed this viral test claims that [...]

12 10, 2015

October 12 – World Arthritis Day

By |October 12th, 2015|World Arthritis Day|Comments Off on October 12 – World Arthritis Day

October 12 has been observed as World Arthritis Day since 1996. Initiated by Arthritis and Rheumatism International (ARI) and managed by the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), this global campaign aims at raising awareness about rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs), supporting people living with RMDs, and also influencing public policy. This year’s theme, “It’s in [...]

9 10, 2015

Alere Expands Support to OAFLA in the Fight against HIV

By |October 9th, 2015|Alere, HIV|Comments Off on Alere Expands Support to OAFLA in the Fight against HIV

Global diagnostic device and service provider Alere recently reiterated its commitment to support the Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) in the fight against HIV. OAFLA is an alliance of African First Ladies that was established to check HIV transmission. It is a collective voice for Africa’s most vulnerable people, women and children [...]