New Medical Laboratory-in-a-Suitcase Detects Ebola in 15 Minutes or Less

Demand for a rapid, accurate diagnostic solution to combat Ebola is motivating research teams in many countries to develop solutions that can be put to immediate use In West Africa, the outbreak of Ebola in several countries motivated researchers in Germany to develop a fast, accurate, and inexpensive test that could be performed in patient care settings without the need for a centralized medical laboratory. In these West African countries, lack of electricity and reliable cold storage or...

Big Pharma Ready to Crowd Into the Laboratory Testing Marketplace

Whether laboratory medicine is ready or not, Big Pharma is ready to crowd its way into the laboratory testing marketplace. The world’s largest pharmaceutical companies are recognizing that the success of their prescription drugs will increasingly depend on a clinically-useful companion diagnostic test. Since pharma companies like control over their products, Dark Daily predicts that deals between pharma companies and in vitro diagnostics (IVD) firms will soon be announced. As this...
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