Comparison of In Vitro Diagnostic Industry’s Top Five Trends for 2015 and 2016 Reveals Rapid Technology Advances Intended to Give Clinical Laboratories New Diagnostic Tools

Of the five trends described in a report published by Kalorama, only two made the list for both years: Consolidation within the IVD industry and growth in molecular point of care What a difference one year can make in the most significant trends influencing the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry, which also influences clinical laboratories, the largest customers of IVD manufacturers. These insights come from comparing the top five IVD trends for 2016 as identified by Kalorama Information from...

Partnership of Illumina and bioMérieux Proposes an Epidemiology Service to Provide Hospitals and Public Health Officials ‘Out-of-the-Box’ Genomic Pathogen Solutions

This collaborative effort with microbiology labs will keep microbiologists at the forefront of infectious disease diagnostics A partnership of San Diego-based genome sequencing company Illumina, and the French multinational, in vitro diagnostics company bioMérieux, plans to launch a next-generation sequencing (NGS) epidemiology service that will allow microbiologists to rapidly identify strains that threaten hospital inpatients and public health, according to a press release distributed by the...

Two Different Point-of-Care Test Devices for Malaria Show Why Emerging Technologies Can Be Disruptive to Clinical Pathology Laboratories

Separate research projects at University of Washington and in the United Kingdom are producing handheld diagnostic devices to accurately detect Malaria Two new handheld, point-of-care test (POC) devices for malaria  could save millions of lives in third-world countries. At the same time, these POC devices may lead to inexpensive alternatives for diagnosing common diseases in developed nations as well. Clinical laboratory test developers see a big opportunity in developing assays to detect...

Cleveland Clinic’s Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2012 Include Three Megatrends with Broad Impact on Clinical Pathology Laboratories

Annual list emphasizes innovations on how clinicians will store clinical data and access it in ways that advance patient care Each year the Cleveland Clinic announces its choices for the “Top 10 Medical Innovations of the Year.” In its list for 2012, there are at least three top innovations which will involve and engage clinical laboratories and pathology groups. In particular, two innovations are a change in how medical informatics, including medical laboratory test data will be archived,...

New Disinfection Technique for Hospital Rooms Will Be Useful to Clinical Pathology Laboratories

Vapor-based fumigant system could prove useful in disinfecting microbiology labs, clinical labs, and histology labs There’s a new technology that bears great promise for improving existing methods of disinfecting hospital rooms and health facilities, including clinical laboratories. This pioneering work was developed as part of a collaboration involving infection control expert Dick Zoutman, M.D., FRCPC, who is affiliated with Queen’s University of Kingston, Ontario, Canada. This technology is...