North Carolina researchers have developed a pump that powers microfluidic devices using paper. The inexpensive paper pump – developed by researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – uses capillary actions to power portable microfluidic devices, which control fluids of 1 ml or less volume. “One longstanding […]
The big business in laboratory sleep apnea testing has a new competitor in the homes of obstructive sleep apnea sufferers. Portable sleep monitors could be used to test for obstructive sleep apnea at home when testing in a laboratory is not suitable. It is often referred to as the “unattended sleep study.” I also want […]
Luminex continues to rack up FDA clearances for assays to use in its Aries systems. The Austin, Texas–based company said Wednesday that FDA has cleared an Aries assay for group B streptococcus. It’s the third assay FDA has cleared for use with Luminex’s Aries systems. The GBS assay has also received a CE-IVD marking. Luminex […]
Fresenius Kabi (NYSE:FMS) said today that it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Aurora Xi plasmapheresis system. Plasma, a component of blood that contains proteins, is used in therapies to treat burn victims, bleeding disorders, and other chronic and genetic problems. Patients who require plasma infusions or injections have to get them regularly and often […]
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said today that researchers at the Naturalis museum in Leiden, Netherlands used its IQon CT scanner to closely examine the tail vertebrae of a 66 million year-old T-Rex named Trix. Philips’ IQon scanner is the 1st detector-based spectral CT, using a dual-layer detector and advanced spectral reconstruction to compose a detailed image. Researchers […]
Metamark Genetics said today it inked a collaborative deal to act as the exclusive worldwide sales agent for Hologic‘s (NSDQ:HOLX) Progensa PCA3 assay, designed to test for prostate cancer. The Progensa PCA3 is the 1st urine-based molecular test of its kind, according to Metamark. The test is designed to quantify cancer-specific overexpression of prostate cancer antigen […]
PositiveID (OTC:PSID) said today it acquired specialty vehicle and mobile lab developer E-N-G Mobile Systems for approximately $1 million. ENG’s fastest growing division was its mobile labs segment, which included chemical, biological, nuclear, radiological and explosives testing, PositiveID said. TheDelray Beach, Fla.-based company said it plans to add its bio-detection technology to the labs to offer […]
(Reuters) — Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes fought back yesterday against accusations that the technology at the heart of the blood-testing startup has grave flaws, telling the Wall Street Journal that the the Silicon Valley lab company is in a “pause period” while it seeks approval from the FDA. Holmes defended her company at a technology conference hosted in Laguna Beach by the […]
Med Fusion is closing the gap towards hitting its $65.7 million goal, having brought in $61.2 million so far.
Med Fusion has sold equity to 30 unnamed investors at a minimum investment of $9,000, according to a regulatory filing.
The acquisitions are part of Steris’s efforts to its healthcare segment and provide niche services to customers, according to a company statement.