Point-of-Care Testing

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

Alere rapid diagnostics revenues were $548 million in the quarter, driven by infectious disease and cardiometabolic testing product sales.

Researchers showed that the test had equivalent results to a lab-based assay and has the potential for a faster turnaround time. 

Its most advanced gene expression signatures are for infectious disease diagnostics and are aimed at enabling the appropriate prescription of antiviral and antibiotic medications.

The company also reaffirmed its guidance for the fourth quarter, and continues to expect revenues of $46.5 million to $48.0 million and EPS of $.09 to $.11.

The firm’s test for detecting flu and differentiating between subtypes A and B is being launched in Europe, Asia, and South America.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.