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Chicago-Area Pediatricians Offering Unique Test to Detect Vision Problems in Children as Young as Six Months of Age

Area Pediatric Offices Now Offering the Enfant(TM) Pediatric VEP Vision Testing System, Providing Early Detection for Better Treatment Outcomes CHICAGO, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- If your child had vision problems, you'd be able to tell, wouldn't you? Maybe not, says Barry Goldman, M.D., pedi...

AutoGenomics New RVP Assay Addresses Current Challenge to Detect Flu A - Swine H1N1

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoGenomics, a leader in developing automated molecular testing solutions, announced today that a Canadian team comprised of the Canada Research Chair in Medical Genomics, Professor Jacques Corbeil and Canada Research Chair on new viruses and antiviral res...

Sandia researchers construct carbon nanotube device that can detect colors of the rainbow

LIVERMORE, Calif. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have created the first carbon nanotube device that can detect the entire visible spectrum of light, a feat that could soon allow scientists to probe single molecule transformations, study how those molecules respond to light, observe h...

diaDexus, Inc. and Living Heart Foundation Offer the PLAC(R) Test to Detect Hidden Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke in Retired NFL Players

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- diaDexus, Inc. today announced its partnership with the Living Heart Foundation (LHF), a non-profit organization dedicated to combating cardiovascular disease in current and retired NFL players. The PLAC(R) Test will be included as part of ...

FDA Approves EOVIST(R) to Detect and Characterize Focal Liver Lesions

First Organ-specific MRI Contrast Agent Approved in the United States in More Than a Decade WAYNE, N.J., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc., a leader in diagnostic imaging, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ...

NASA Nanotechnology-Based Biosensor Helps Detect Biohazards

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has developed a revolutionary nanotechnology-based biosensor that can detect trace amounts of specific bacteria, viruses and parasites. This biosensor will be used to help prevent the spread of potentially deadly biohazards in water...

Assembly technique for tiny wires may eventually help detect cancer and other diseases

Bottom-up manufacturing may hold the key to production of tiny medical devices capable of testing for multiple molecules like viruses or cancer markers, according to an interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers. "Diagnostic chips can be made more useful by assembling, at predetermined lo...

ExonHit Completes a Prototype to Detect Alzheimer's Disease From Blood

PARIS, November 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ExonHit Therapeutics, a drug and diagnostic discovery company, has completed a prototype of the first blood-based Alzheimer's disease test. The company expects to have this test certified and to provide it as a service in its GLP (Good Laboratory Pra...

GE Healthcare technology helping to detect Alzheimers earlier

Company showcasing tech at conference WAUKESHA, Wis. GE Healthcare is showcasing the company's technologies to help physicians assess Alzheimer's disease during the Alzheimer's Association's 9th Annual International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders in Philadelphia t...

EraGen diagnostic passes UW tests, could quickly detect bird flu

Madison, Wis. A new diagnostic tool that might play an important role in rapidly detecting viruses that cause avian flu and other respiratory illnesses is close to passing a validation test being conducted at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. The MultiCode panel technology, which ...

Medical College lands $8.1M grant to detect bird flu, bioterror agents

Milwaukee, Wis. - The Medical College of Wisconsin , in response to the federal government's call for accelerated research, has been awarded a five-year, $8.1 million federal grant to develop a rapid, automated diagnostic device to test for avian flu and the majority of potential bioterrorism ag...

Use of the DCode System to Detect the Food-Borne Bacterial Pathogen Listeria monocytogenes

Nikolaj Schmolker, Fintan van Ommen Kloeke and Gill Geesey, Department of Microbiology and Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717-3980 Abstract Amplification of a region of the 16S rRNA gene of L. monocytoge...

Fluorescence-Based Single-Tube Assays to Rapidly Detect Human Gene Mutations

Three new kits target specific mutations using molecular beacon technology Xiuyuan Hu Beti Belachew Lingyu Chen Haoqiang Huang Jason Zhang Stratagene Because of their unique hairpin conformation, molecular beacons can distinguish human DNA specimens tha...

Arizona Pain Specialists Contend Recent Vertebroplasty Studies are Misleading

... To demonstrate statistical differences between groups requires that the study have enough patients for the statistics to have sufficient power to detect the differences. Both studies reported that they were unable to enroll enough patients to have reasonable statistical power. One study noted that th...

FDA Grants First Authorization of a Commercial 2009 H1N1 Flu Test for use During Pandemic Flu Emergency to Quest Diagnostics' Focus Diagnostics Business

...test to be granted an emergency use authorization by the FDA for testing for the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus. It is also the first test to qualitatively detect RNA of the pandemic flu virus in a patient's nasal or nasopharyngeal specimens. The test targets two separate regions of the hemagglutinin gene of the...

Global One Consulting Announces Exclusive Contract to Expand Saigene Biotech, Inc. Sales in Emerging Markets

...s automated, walk-away testing that is highly sensitive and able to quickly detect the presence of algal cells, even when they are not detectable under a micr...ction test kits offer a long-awaited, less expensive and faster solution to detect harmful algae blooms. In addition, our assay system encourages research an...

Investigational Urine NGAL Biomarker Shows Promise to Monitor Cyclosporine Toxicity in Cardiac Transplant Patients

...ury (AKI), up to 46 hours sooner than current test methods. "Nephrologists and cardiologists are excited about the potential of Urine NGAL to detect the potential for kidney failure following cardio-thoracic surgeries," said Sudarshan Hebbar, M.D., medical director, Abbott Diagnostics. ...

Abbott HIV Test Demonstrates Earlier Disease Detection

...about the clinical potential of this assay to help detect HIV earlier." The Abbott ARCHITECT HIV Co...assay is an automated immunoassay test designed to detect HIV p24 antigen and antibodies to HIV type 1 (HIV-... Unlike conventional HIV serology assays that only detect HIV antibodies, ARCHITECT HIV Combo (Ag/Ab) incorp...

Neogen Reports 16% Increase in Revenues

...s. Sales of Food Safety's oldest product line, its rapid tests to detect natural toxins in grain, also saw significant improvement for the year, as ...fety Division markets dehydrated culture media, and diagnostic test kits to detect foodborne bacteria, natural toxins, genetic modifications, food allergens, ...

NYU physicists find way to explore microscopic systems through holographic video

...capabilities, allows researchers to observe molecular-scale binding without a tag, saving both time and money. Requiring just one microscopic bead to detect one type of molecule, holographic video microscopy promises a previously unattainable level of miniaturization for medical diagnostic tests and create...

DermTech and Stiefel Laboratories, Inc. to Further Evaluate EGIR(TM) Technology

...&D and personalized medicine to help direct appropriate treatment. The company's first product candidate in development is a non-invasive test to detect the presence of melanoma. The EGIR technology uses custom adhesive tape to easily obtain RNA from the upper layer of skin overlying a suspicious lesi...

Improving Transfusion Safety: Fenwal, Verax Biomedical Sign Agreement for Rapid, Point-of-Care Bacteria Test

... (PGD) technology, a rapid diagnostic test used to detect bacterial contaminants in donated blood platelets....s underway to apply the Verax PGD(R) technology to detect bacteria in other blood components, tissues for tr...handheld device and reagents that work together to detect the presence of bacterial contaminants in platelet...

Neogen Corporation Announces Year-End Results Conference Call

...cts and services dedicated to food and animal safety. The company's Food Safety Division markets dehydrated culture media, and diagnostic test kits to detect foodborne bacteria, natural toxins, genetic modifications, food allergens, unique proteins, drug residues, plant diseases and sanitation concerns. Neo...

Powerful Image Registration and Recognition Software Unveiled for Medical, Satellite, and Defense Imaging Industries

...defense, satellite, energy, biometrics, security, and photography. One such application in medical imaging enables a doctor to align retinal images to detect glaucoma in a patient, while a certain photographic application allows a photographer to take multiple photos of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francis...

Boston Scientific Announces European Approval for Its LATITUDE(R) Patient Management System

...onitors patients with implantable cardiac devices, gathering information on both the device and a patient's heart health status. The system can also detect clinical events between scheduled physician visits and send relevant data directly to a patient's physician. It will be launched in Europe in a phase...

Intruder alert: Tel Aviv University's 'Smart Dew' will find you!

...ter/receiver - can also be wirelessly networked to detect the difference between man, animal, car and truck.... the Market" Each individual "dew droplet" can detect an intrusion within a parameter of 50 meters (abou...or. Smart Dew droplets could also be programmed to detect temperature changes, carbon monoxide emissions, vi...

Material world: Graphene's versatility promises new applications

...alizing graphene's surface with antibodies, in order to precisely study their interaction with specific antigens. Such graphene-based biosensors could detect individual binding events, given a suitable sample. For other applications, adding impurities to graphene could raise overall interfacial capacitance...

Neogen Named to Fortune's List of Fastest Growing Companies

...markets products dedicated to food and animal safety. The company's Food Safety Division markets dehydrated culture media, and diagnostic test kits to detect foodborne bacteria, natural toxins, genetic modifications, food allergens, drug residues, plant diseases and sanitation concerns. Neogen's Animal Safe...

Monitoring water through a snake's eyes

...d in his Tel Aviv University lab, Prof. Katzir can detect "colors" in the infrared spectrum which distinguis...spectrometer, the fibers serve as sensors that can detect and notify authorities immediately if a contaminan...ed spectrum." Such an instrument can be used to detect hazardous chemicals, pollutants and threats in the...

Novel handheld device detects anthrax with outstanding accuracy and reliability

... Ceeker employs optical detection technology developed at New Zealand's University of Canterbury. It uses ultraviolet light and special algorithms to detect bacterial spores and provides test results within minutes, without the need for wet chemistry or analytic processes that can be difficult to handle in...

How much is life worth? The $440 billion question

...end the lives of 550,000 Americans who die of cancer annually by 1 year. To address the issue, the commentators recommend that studies powered to detect a survival advantage of two months or less should test only interventions that can be marketed at a cost of less than $20,000 for a course of treatmen...

Cellular Dynamics International and Roche Expand Existing Cardiotoxicity Screening Agreement

...ient-specific stem cells, an important factor in moving the technology toward personalized medicine. The goal of the agreement's next phase is to detect drug-induced changes in cardiomyocyte activity across a spectrum of compounds. While it is already standard practice to perform in vitro testing of ...

Stanford researchers find a quicker, cheaper way to sort isotopes

...ertain plants, such as corn, contain more carbon-13 than other plants. Because Americans tend to eat more corn than Europeans, isotopic analysis would detect more carbon-13 in the breath exhaled by an American than in the breath exhaled by a European, Zare said. Doctors and pharmacologists can use isotop...

Asia Debut for Money-Saving Pharma-Packaging Machines from Ireland

...eutical industry. We have something unique to offer and Interphex is the ideal opportunity for people to see it in action.” BlisterScan can detect and locate leaks as small as 7 microns across a full cross-section of the entire blister web. Blister packs are scanned by a beam of light both before...

Immucor Responds To FDA Notice

...Founded in 1982, Immucor manufactures and sells a complete line of reagents and systems used by hospitals, reference laboratories and donor centers to detect and identify certain properties of the cell and serum components of blood prior to transfusion. Immucor markets a complete family of automated instrum...

Independent U.S. Study Confirms Veritide's Ceeker(TM) Handheld Device Detects Anthrax With Outstanding Accuracy and Reliability

... Ceeker employs optical detection technology developed at New Zealand's University of Canterbury. It uses ultraviolet light and special algorithms to detect bacterial spores and provides test results within minutes, without the need for wet chemistry or analytic processes that can be difficult to handle in...

New England Journal of Medicine Study Highlights Need for Rapid, PCR-based Group B Streptococcus (GBS) Testing at Time of Admission for Labor and Delivery

...action) amplification and detection functions for fully integrated and automated nucleic acid analysis. The system is designed to purify, concentrate, detect and identify targeted nucleic acid sequences thereby delivering answers directly from unprocessed samples. Modular in design, the GeneXpert System has...

Exosome Diagnostics and DxS Diagnostic Innovations Collaborate to Develop Blood-Based Tests for Key Cancer Mutations

...delivery of safe and effective medicines. Working predominantly in the field of cancer, DxS has a range of companion diagnostic and research kits that detect mutations in oncogenes. For more information, visit www.dxsdiagnostics.com . About Exosome Diagnostics Exosome Diagnostics is a dev...

Neogen Named to Fortune's List of 40 Stocks 'To Retire On'

... food safety from farm to factory, including test kits that help foodmakers detect allergens, toxins, and bacteria like E. coli . This business should benefi...fety Division markets dehydrated culture media, and diagnostic test kits to detect foodborne bacteria, natural toxins, genetic modifications, food allergens, ...

BD and FIND Achieve Milestone in Global Battle Against MDR-TB

...s identified by the World Health Organization (WHO). "We are very happy about this price reduction for a needed assay to better and more rapidly detect MDR-TB and XDR-TB. These results are also a direct outcome of a fruitful collaboration with public and private partners such as UNITAID and BD," said ...
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