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2014-10-22 08:33:04

HAMILTON, N.J., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, L.L.C., (MDL), a CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited laboratory which specializes in high complexity, state-of-the-art, automated DNA-based molecular analyses, announces that it is now offering new Cystic Fibrosis Testing which utilizes cutting edge technology, including next- generation DNA sequencing platforms. Cystic fibrosis (CF), or mucoviscidosis, is a genetically inherited multisystem disorder that...

2014-10-21 12:32:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frustrated with the slow pace of implementation of Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), Vicki and Fred Modell renewed a multi-million dollar commitment to screen every baby born in every state for this life threatening condition, often referred to as "Bubble Boy" disease. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141020/153192 Four million newborns in the United States are routinely screened annually for a variety of...

2014-10-15 12:32:27

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett signed House Bill 1654 into law at an event in the Capitol today, expanding newborn screening requirements to assist in early detection measures that will help to improve care for children diagnosed with certain rare disorders. Corbett was joined by prime sponsor of the bill, Rep. Angel Cruz (D-Philadelphia); other members of the General Assembly; Secretary of Health Michael Wolf; and Physician General...

2014-10-08 12:28:51

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clinical laboratory testing ensures that thousands of infants receive life-saving treatments every year, yet certain pediatric testing programs could lose their funding if Congress does not finalize the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013. On October 14, AACC will host a congressional briefing to discuss how this legislation could save even more children from death and disability by enabling advances in...

2014-09-18 23:00:44

Newborn screening market is driven by several factors which include benefits offered by newborn testing programs, legislations and mandates, technological advancements, government support, and the expanding panel of newborn diseases. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/newborn-screening-market-141676244.html (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 According to a new market research report, "Newborn Screening Market by Test Type (Dried Blood Spot, Hearing Screening, CCHD), Technology...

2014-09-18 12:29:45

Arizona Health Director Honored for Reforms to Avoid Deadly Delays CHANDLER, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- Arizona turned its newborn screening program into a model other states can follow in just a few short months, earning it the first-ever Newborn Screening Quality Award from the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes presented Will Humble, M.P.H., Arizona's Department of Health Services director, with the award at a ceremony held here today. Mr. Humble...

2014-09-09 12:28:23

MDA Veteran Brings 25 Years of Experience Working with Muscular Dystrophy HACKENSACK, N.J., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pat Furlong, Founding President and CEO of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the leading advocacy organization working to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), announced today that Annie Kennedy has joined the PPMD team as Senior Vice President of Legislation and Public Policy. Ms. Kennedy joins PPMD after being with the Muscular Dystrophy...

2014-08-19 16:27:55

IDF Medical Advisory Committee member Jennifer Puck, MD, is the senior author TOWSON, Md., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) applauds a new study published August 19, 2014 in the Journal of the American Medical Association that underscores the importance of newborn screening for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), also known as Bubble Boy disease. Jennifer M. Puck, MD, senior author of the study and a renowned SCID expert, is also a member of...

2014-08-05 12:31:36

A nine-year study recently released proves the need TOWSON, Md., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) commends the states of Maine and Rhode Island for adding Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID) to their states' newborn screening panels, effective August 1, 2014. These states join 21 other states currently screening newborns for SCID, ensuring over two thirds of all babies in the U.S. are now being screened. SCID is a type of primary...

2014-07-21 08:28:22

LONDON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: NewBorn Screening Market by Test Type, Technology (Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Immunoassay, Enzyme Assay, Electrophoresis, Pulse Oximeter), Instrument, Accessories, Reagent & Assay Kit - Global Forecast to...


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