Whole Animal Assays Use Lab-On-A-Chip at MIT

MIT researchers expand genetic screening with new diagnostic technologies Make way for what is being called “whole animal assays.” This new approach utilizes a lab on a chip to allow researchers to perform whole animal screening at sub-cellular resolutions in what is described as a “high throughput” manner. The new diagnostic technology was developed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) MIT researchers developed this unique whole animal assay testing chip using the nematode...

Single Certification Means Good-bye to Med Techs (MTs) and Clinical Lab Scientists (CLSs)!

ASCP and NCA create a single credentialing agency, effective October 23, 2009 Life is about to become simpler for Medical Technologists (MTs) and Clinical Laboratory Scientists (CLSs)! A single certification agency for medical laboratory professionals was announced last Friday, based on an agreement between the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Registry (BOR) and the National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCA). The new, consolidated credentialing entity will be...

Digital Pathology Moves Forward with Two New Digital Imaging Products

Aperio Technologies and Applied Spectral Imaging announce new products in July Two new digital imaging products launched this month show that vendors are advancing the capabilities of digital imaging and digital pathology systems. Each company’s new product announcement touts the value of computer-aided diagnosis and computer pattern recognition for anatomic pathologists. On July 9, Aperio Technologies, Inc., of Vista, California, launched its Digital IHC Solution for immunohistochemistry that...

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...

Somber Mood Prevails at Nation’s Largest Gathering of Laboratory Testing Professionals

AACC’s annual meeting still offers impressive array of scientific sessions and exhibits Yesterday ended the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) in Chicago, Illinois. Your Dark Daily team was there to ferret out anything new and interesting and to sniff out the latest trends in the business of laboratory testing. As expected, this year’s event was considerably subdued. Attendance was clearly down, even though the exhibition hall featured more than 650...
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