183 articles

Emergency POCT

Point-of-care testing can play an influential role in reducing over­crowding in hospital emergency departments. Emergency medicine consultant Ulf Martin Schilling MD, based in Linköping, Sweden, believes that the strategic use of POCT can improve patient flow through ...


Ousting out-dated recommendations

Recommendations on the currently valid prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections from the Commission for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention at the Robert Koch-Institute (KRINKO) are now 14 years old and therefore out-dated. Much has happened since their ...


Most rapid sepsis point of care diagnostics

Abionic SA announced the receipt of CE Mark (Conformité Européenne) for two novel tests using its easy to use testing platform, abioSCOPE. The CE Mark allows Abionic to commercialize its tests for sepsis risk assessment and management (PSP Test) and iron deficiency throughout ...


A swift new lab automation system

‘Every single hour, more than 200,000 people worldwide are being diagnosed or treated with our devices,’ Michael Reitermann, COO of Siemens Healthineers, proudly reports. No reason, however, for Siemens to rest on its laurels. Quite the contrary: the company continues to ...


Simplifying what is complex

Genetics stepping ahead as Spain-based researchers develop biomedical robots that can help in the study of rare diseases, neurodegenerative disorders and cancer, as well as the creation of orphan drugs.

Report: Mélisande Rouger


The global migration mapping project

Experts at a university in the United Kingdom have designed a large-scale data and mapping project that they hope will help in the global fight against infectious diseases. The model, completed by geographers at the University of Southampton as part of the WorldPop project, ...


No case for a psychiatrist’s couch

Up to ten years ago only a handful of antibodies that could be detected in the blood were known to neurology. Patients had inflammatory changes in the brain or spinal cord and also malignant tumours. When an antibody was detected this automatically triggered the search for a ...


Curetis expands its diagnostic platform

Curetis N.V. and the European Investment Bank (EIB) today announced that the EIB granted Curetis a EUR 25 million senior, unsecured loan. The financing is the first growth capital loan under the European Growth Finance Facility (EGFF). It is backed by a guarantee from the ...


CARES Award helps people living with HIV/AIDS

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences is launching an international HIV/AIDS award at the 2016 conference for the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) being held in Cape Town, South Africa (December 3 to 8).


IMMS harnesses for point-of-care diagnostics

At the MEDICA 2016 IMMS is presenting its first approaches for the personalized diagnostics of cancer using a prototype device. It was developed in the three-year research project INSPECT which started in June 2016.