Search Tag: Zika Virus

IT Management

Rapid Use of EHR Data Important in Preventing Zika Spread

2017 26 Feb

In the U.S., health authorities are relying heavily on information technology to  help prevent the spread of Zika virus. For example, efforts are underway to develop resources that will support rapid deployment of critical information through EHRs and other clinical software in the battle against Zika. See Also : 4 in 5 U.S. Hospitals Adopt Basic... Read more

IMAGING Management

Hologic to Divest Blood Screening Business to Partner Grifols for $1.85 Billion

2016 15 Dec

- Transaction Strengthens Hologic's Efforts to Build a Sustainable Growth Company - - Deal Accelerates Company's Top- and Bottom-Line Growth Rates, Increases Financial Flexibility - Hologic, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its share of its blood screening business to long-time commercial partner, Grifols (MCE: GRF, MCE: GRF.P... Read more

ICU Management

Masimo Announces a Special Worldwide Program for SpHb® Monitoring for Zika Virus Affected Areas

2016 29 Sep

Masimo  has announced that in response to the Zika virus and its potential impact on the availability of blood products, Masimo is creating a special program to dramatically reduce the cost of and increase access to Masimo’s continuous hemoglobin monitoring (SpHb ® ) solutions, shown to help clinicians reduce blood transfusions in both low and... Read more

IMAGING Management

FDA Expands Use Authorization for Hologic's Aptima® Zika Virus Assay to Use with Urine Sample

2016 09 Sep

Hologic, Inc. has announced  that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the company's Aptima® Zika virus diagnostic assay to be used with urine samples (collected alongside patient-matched serum or plasma specimens). Hologic's Zika virus assay was authorized for emergency use with serum... Read more

Executive Health Management

FDA Approves Use of the Procleix Zika Virus Assay from Hologic & Grifols

2016 21 Jun

--Blood banks will use the new test, co-developed by Hologic and Grifols, to screen donated blood in potential endemic areas of the US-- --Test will run on the Procleix Panther System, a fully automated NAT blood screening platform-- Hologic , Inc. and  Grifols  – market-leading partners committed to blood safety - has announced that the U.S.... Read more

IMAGING Management

FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Hologic's Aptima® Zika Virus Assay

2016 20 Jun

New Diagnostic Test for the Detection of the Zika Virus Now Available for Use on Fully Automated  Panther System Hologic, Inc. has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorization for the company's new, diagnostic assay for Zika virus infection. The Aptima® Zika Virus assay is a molecular diagnostic... Read more