Illumina Plans to Tap Consumer Market for its Smartphone-Ready DNA Chip: Will This Create Diagnostic Consulting Opportunities for Pathologists?

Research team at Illumina believes that consumers are ready to access their own gene sequencing data, along with medical lab test data and other diagnostic information In the field of next-generation gene sequencing, San Diego, California-based Illumina, Inc., (NASDAQ: ILMN) is moving expeditiously to expand into related markets. One such business initiative is to put gene sequencing at the fingertips of consumers via an app and a smartphone. Although it is expected to take several years to...

Team at Intermountain Medical Center Research Unveils Cortisol Measurement Tool Via Smartphone Device With Possibilities for Worldwide Use for Clinical Laboratory Testing

After a visit to Uganda, a research team leader was inspired to develop a medical laboratory tool for diagnosing adrenal disorders Saliva and the smartphone do not appear to be a harmonious pair, particularly as elements of a method to remotely perform a medical laboratory test for cortisol. But new research at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, suggests they can work together to help physicians remotely conduct cortisol tests. Intermountain Healthcare is an internationally...
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