Point-of-Care Testing

News on technologies and applications for point-of-care testing.

This test is the firm's second assay on the point-of-care Accula molecular diagnostics system. 

The firm saw strong growth in respiratory illness assays and lead testing, which was offset by a decline in C. difficile testing.

Through the Alnylam Act program, patients suspected of having the rare disease or with a family history of the illness will receive testing at no cost.

Under the deal, Novacyt's Primerdesign business will work with Applied Microarrays on the development of microarray-based diagnostic assays.

The university health system said that it reduced incorrectly prescribed antiviral prescriptions by almost 11 percent at the sites where it installed the Roche Cobas Liat PCR test platform.

Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.