Ativa Medical Developing Blood/Sample Testing Device to Provide Rapid Analyses at the Point of Care; Hopes to Avoid Comparisons with Theranos’ Technology

Minnesota startup’s ‘breakthrough’ technology aims to deliver point-of-care blood and urine test results within minutes for an estimated $8/single-use test cartridge Less than a year has passed since blood-testing company Theranos dissolved and saw its top two executives Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani and Elizabeth Holmes indicted for fraud. Now, Ativa Medical, is boasting revolutionary technology that brings similar blood-testing technology to the point of care. After the Theranos debacle, the...

Real-time In Vitro Diagnostic Results at the Point of Care? Possible? One San Diego-based IVD Developer Says “Yes!”

Genalyte’s cloud-based Maverick Detection System could potentially change how and when doctors order blood draws, altering long-standing clinical laboratory workflows Anatomic pathologists and medical laboratory leaders may be aware of efforts in the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry to perform clinical laboratory tests with smaller quantities of blood. The most high-profile company to try and fail is Theranos, which both Dark Daily and its sister print publication The Dark Report reported...

Next-Generation Laboratory Information Management Systems Will Deliver Medical Laboratory Test Results and Patient Data to Point of Care, Improving Outcomes, Efficiency, and Revenue

Moving to market are the newest generation of LIMS products designed to serve clinical laboratories while supporting quality reporting initiatives and new sources of revenue It was Bob Dylan who made a big hit out of the song, “The Times, They Are A-Changin’.” The same could be said for the next generation of software products designed for use by medical laboratories. To be fully successful, these next-generation laboratory information management systems (LIMS) must be radically different than...

New Point of Care Test for Anemia That Patients Can Administer Themselves Has Potential to Impact Pathology Groups and Clinical Laboratories

Developed by researchers at Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, the anemia test device is awaiting clearance by the FDA New diagnostic technology may shift some hemoglobin testing for anemia out of clinical laboratories and into near-patient settings. It may also be possible to use this new diagnostic device for patient self-testing. The developers describe this as a new, easy, inexpensive point-of-care test (POCT) that detects anemia....

Mobile Stroke Unit (MSU) Brings the Laboratory to the Patient at the Point of Care

Clinical laboratories will increasingly provide emergency diagnostic services through mobile-unit near-patient testing In an innovation designed to bring the laboratory to the patient, use of a mobile stroke unit (MSU) shortened the time to treatment decision for acute stroke patients. MSUs equipped with imaging systems and medical laboratory point-of-care testing proved capable of providing early diagnosis and intervention. Pathologists and clinical laboratory managers will immediately...