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IT Management

Video and Vital Signs: New System Permits Touch-Free Monitoring

2015 08 Apr

Engineering researchers associated with Rice University’s Scalable Health Initiative are devising a way to monitor patients’ vital signs without touch. The Distance PPG system allows physicians to diagnose patients remotely by using a video camera and specially designed software that detects nearly imperceptible shifts in skin tone. The researchers... Read more

Lab Management

European Hantavirus Diagnostics Market Tops US Market

2015 01 Feb

The European Hantavirus diagnostics market is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 5.8 percent. It has outperformed the US market which registered a growth rate of 3.7 percent.   There is a high prevalence of Hantavirus in Russia, Scandinavia, Finland and Belgium but the US market has higher mortality rates of nearly 50 percent associated... Read more

Lab Management

AKI Diagnostic Test Gets FDA Marketing Nod

2014 10 Sep

A new laboratory test to gauge severe acute kidney injury (AKI), developed by Astute Medical (San Diego, CA, USA), has been approved for marketing by the US Food and Drug Administration. The manufacturer said its new "NephroCheck" test is intended to be used in critically ill, hospitalised patients. The urine-based test can detect whether a patient... Read more

Executive Health Management

Philips Acquires Unisensor, Strengthens Diagnostic Analysis Capability

2014 24 Jul

Philips has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Unisensor, an innovator in the field of optical analysis of fluids for diagnostic applications in healthcare and other industries. The Unisensor technology and team will strengthen Philips’ innovation capabilities in the field of patient sample analysis such as blood testing for applications... Read more

Executive Health Management

VolitionRx and University Hospital Bonn Collaborate on Cancer Diagnostic Test Evaluation

2014 25 Apr

The agreement includes CE Mark performance evaluation and doubles the Hospital’s prospective trial of 20 cancers, adding a range of additional vital background work   VolitionRx Limited, a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests for different types of cancer, has announced that VolitionRx has extended its agreement... Read more

Executive Health Management

Frost & Sullivan: Infectious Disease Diagnostics Redefined by Emerging Technologies

2014 24 Apr

Developing regions, Asia, Africa and Latin America present the biggest opportunities. Due to the growth in the infectious diseases diagnostics market for tuberculosis (TB), hepatitis C virus, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and human papilloma virus, commercial opportunities, particularly in the developing economies of Asia, Africa and Latin... Read more