Illumina Intends to Migrate Array Technology to Clinical Laboratories

Firm will submit cytogenetic testing system to FDA using pre-IDE process High-throughput microarray technology used in cytogenetics research may soon have an FDA-cleared product for use by clinical pathology laboratories. Array-based comparative genomic hybridization can perform the equivalent of hundreds or even thousands of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)  experiments in one array. This technology has become the preferred method for molecular cytogenetics research. Recent advances...

Republicans and Democrats Offer Complex and Convoluted Healthcare Reform Charts

It’s a political slugfest which only reinforces the complexity of healthcare in this country Get ready for the “Healthcare Reform Chart Wars,” brought to you courtesy of the two political parties. In the fight over the Obama Administration’s plan to reform healthcare, each side seems to be striving to offer up the most complex chart of how healthcare operates pre- and post-reform. One chart (Republicans) skewers the complexity of the Democratic Party’s proposed reforms. The other chart...

Put April 28-29 on your calendar and join us for Executive War College 2009!

We’re Heading Back to New Orleans! Get the latest and best in lab and pathology management! Add this website to your favorites and check back often: http://www.executivewarcollege.com Make your plans to join us for the biggest and best Executive War College ever! Last year’s event was sold out and we plan to exceed it with timely topics, powerful speakers, and the profession’s best networking. Executive War College 2009 will take place on April 28-29, 2009. Location will be...

Multi-Modality Diagnosis Is New Trend That Integrates Imaging and Lab Testing

Today Dark Daily wants to introduce you to the emerging medical discipline of “multi-modality diagnosis.” Advances in genetics and molecular technologies are actively breaking down the traditional scope of practice for several medical specialists. At ground zero in this new area of medicine are pathology and radiology. Multi-modality diagnosis can be defined in a simple manner. It is the use of several different types of clinical data-in an integrated fashion-to make a diagnosis....

Big Policy Shift on EMR and E-Health by American College of Physicians

It’s big news when the nation’s largest medical specialty organization shifts its policy on physician use of electronic medical record (EMR) systems and e-health services. The American College of Physicians (ACP), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, issued a new position paper. ACP says that physicians, patients, technology companies, and policymakers must collaborate to foster e-health activities and electronic communication among physicians and patients. ACP further states that...
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