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17 Oct 2017
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics and EKF Diagnostics Collaborate for Assay
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics and EKF Diagnostics have entered into an agreement that allows Ortho customers to access the Beta-Hydroxybutyrate (BHB) assay, an important marker used in conjunction with clinical findings and other lab tests for the diagnosis and management of ketoacidosis and its main causative factor, diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). The fully automated assay is now available for use on Ortho's VITROS 4600 chemistry system and the VITROS 5600 integrated system.
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16 Oct 2017
Release of X-Ray Database to Boost AI Research
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently made available a massive database of chest X-rays, marking a huge step toward integrating artificial intelligence (AI) mechanisms into clinical practice.
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16 Oct 2017
BioVendor Acquires All Shares of DIAsource ImmunoAssays SA
BioVendor - Laboratornímedicínaa.s., an international diagnostics holding, has acquired 100% of the shares of DIAsourceImmunoAssays SA from Anteo Diagnostics, which had acquired DIAsource in January 2016.
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16 Oct 2017
Handheld Scanners Market to Reach USD 725 Million by 2027
The global handheld ultrasound scanners market is projected to grow at a robust CAGR of 8.8% from around USD 311 million in 2017 to about USD 725 million by 2027 end, driven mainly by the increasing use of handheld ultrasound scanners among non-radiologists and modernization in healthcare, coupled with high investment in research and development (R&D).
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16 Oct 2017
Siemens Healthineers Enters Agreement with HORIBA Medical
Siemens Healthineers and HORIBA Medical have entered into a long-term agreement to bring new and innovative hematology solutions to the market globally.
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11 Oct 2017
Abbott Closes Acquisition of Alere
Abbott has closed the acquisition of Alere, Inc., following the receipt of all regulatory clearances required for the closing.
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11 Oct 2017
Companies with Lab-Developed Tests Raise USD 2 Billion
Companies with laboratory-developed tests (LTDs), tests performed by laboratories owned by IVD companies and others, are attracting increasing investor interest and raised over USD 2 billion between January and August 2017. These are the latest findings of Kalorama Information, an independent medical market research firm.
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10 Oct 2017
IBM Watson Uses AI to Determine Patients Who Need Contrast
Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have discovered that IBM Watson can help optimize the process of determining which patients need contrast for musculoskeletal MRI scans.
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10 Oct 2017
Toshiba to Change Name to Canon in January
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation will change its company name to Canon Medical Systems Corporation on January 4, 2018. The decision by Toshiba Medical to change the company’s name comes after it officially became a subsidiary of Canon Inc. in December 2016.
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09 Oct 2017
Top Trends Impacting Global POC Testing Market
The global point-of-care (POC) HbA1C testing market is projected to grow at a CAGR of almost 9% from 2017-2021, driven mainly by the unhealthy lifestyles of people resulting in increased prevalence of diabetes and obesity, easy patient accessibility to POC tests and faster availability of results as compared to conventional laboratory testing procedures.
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03 Oct 2017
Thermo LC-MS Solutions Receive ANVISA Registration in Brazil
Thermo Fisher Scientific’s liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS) in vitro diagnostic (IVD) systems, which enable the quantitation of analytes in complex matrices, have received registration by Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA), allowing clinical laboratories in the country to now screen and quantify drugs efficiently.
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28 Sep 2017
MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2017 Proves a Record-Breaking Edition
MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2017, which was held in Bangkok, Thailand, from September 6-8, 2017, proved to be a record-breaking edition, with the event witnessing 830 companies from 66 countries, 18 national pavilions and country groups, and more than 9,000 quality trade visitors from over 70 countries. This indicated the exhibition’s influence on the region’s burgeoning and fast-growing medical and healthcare industry.
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28 Sep 2017
Seegene Partners with Hamilton to Develop Random Access System
Seegene, a developer of multiplex molecular technologies and multiplex clinical molecular diagnostics (M-MoDx), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hamilton Company, which designs and manufactures precision measurement devices, automated liquid handling workstations, and sample management systems, to develop the Seegene Random Access System.
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20 Sep 2017
Global Medical Robotics Market to Reach USD 20 Billion by 2022
The global medical robotics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 21.6%from USD 6.36 billion in 2016 to USD 20.56 billion by 2022, driven by the enhancement of automation technologies, rising incidence of disabilities in human beings and growing baby boomer population, that impede their day-to-day physical motions.
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20 Sep 2017
Global Laboratory Informatics Market to Reach USD 3.16 Billion by 2022
The global laboratory informatics market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.4% from USD 2.32 billion in 2017 to USD 3.16 billion by 2022, driven by the increasing need for lab automation, development of integrated lab informatics solutions, regulatory requirements, growing demand in biobanks/biorepositories, academic research institutes, and CROs, and rising awareness.
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19 Sep 2017
Smart Hospital Market Worth USD 63.49 Billion by 2023
The global smart hospital market was valued at USD 13.52 billion in 2016 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 24.00% from 2017 to 2023 to reach USD 63.49 billion, driven by the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, rising need for better patient care, and efficient and accurate solutions. Additionally, the benefits of a smart hospital such as lower treatment costs, improved treatment outcomes, enhanced patient experience, reduced errors, and improved disease management are also boosting the growth of the smart hospital market.
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19 Sep 2017
DIAsource ImmunoAssays SA Acquires Viro-Immun Diagnostics
DIAsource ImmunoAssays SA, which develops, sells and distributes clinical diagnostics products, has acquired Viro-Immun Diagnostics GmbH, a developer and manufacturer of laboratory diagnostics for the medical diagnosis of infectious and autoimmune diseases.
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19 Sep 2017
Invicro Acquires Imanova to Expand Global Imaging Capabilities
Invicro, LLC, a provider of imaging services and software for research and drug development, has acquired Imanova, a translational research company that specializes in applying positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning techniques to improve productivity in early drug development and to help improve disease understanding. Invicro and Imanova will merge all activities to establish the world’s largest provider of translational imaging services and analytics from pre-clinical development through to late-phase clinical trials.
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08 Sep 2017
Top Trends Impacting Global Wearable Devices Market
The global market for wearable medical devices is projected to grow at a CAGR of more than 9% from 2017-2021, driven mainly by the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, growing need for cost-effective diagnosis and treatment, and increasing number of compatible smartphone applications. These are the latest findings of Technavio Research, a global technology research and advisory company.
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08 Sep 2017
Global Lateral Flow Assay Market to Exceed 8 Billion by 2022
The global lateral flow assay market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.2% from USD 5.55 billion in 2017 to USD 8.24 billion by 2022, driven mainly by the high prevalence of infectious diseases worldwide, rapidly growing geriatric population, growing demand for point-of-care (POC) testing, and rising use of home-based lateral flow assay devices. These are the latest findings of Research and Markets, a global market research company.
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28 Aug 2017
Agfa Plans to Separate Healthcare IT Business
Agfa-Gevaert NV’s board of directors has asked the management to study how the HealthCare IT activities can be organized into a stand-alone legal entity structure and organization within the Agfa-Gevaert Group.
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