Latest Point-of-care testing Stories

2011-09-14 07:00:00

Oasis Diagnostics has received a grant from NIH to develop a point of care test that will determine from saliva specimens how stressed an individual is, in 15 minutes or less. Oasis Diagnostics will collaborate with the University of New Orleans and Restore Biodiagnostics [Madison, WI] on this project. Vancouver, WA (PRWEB) September 14, 2011 Oasis Diagnostics Corporation, a leader in the development of saliva-based collection and test systems for specimens in the laboratory and at the...

2011-08-08 05:00:00

UNION CITY, Calif., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ABAXIS, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABAX) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved the repurchase of up to an aggregate of $40,000,000 of its Common Stock. The repurchases will be made from time to time on the open market at prevailing market prices or in negotiated transactions off the market. Clint Severson, chairman and chief executive officer of Abaxis, commented "We believe that the repurchase program is a good investment of...

2010-11-04 07:40:43

Scientists are reporting the development of a simple, built-in timer intended to improve the accuracy of paper tests and test strips for diagnosing diseases inexpensively at-home and elsewhere. Their study appears in ACS' semi-monthly journal Analytical Chemistry. Scott Phillips and Hyeran Noh note that so-called point-of-care tests include paper strip tests and others performed at home or bedside instead of in laboratories. They show special promise for improving medical care in developing...

2010-06-17 08:00:00

LONDON, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Advances in analytical technology and healthcare services have led to a significant progress in the development of point of care (POC) testing, resulting in rising demand for test devices at the site of the patient. Some POCT devices like urine and glucose dipsticks and meters have been used in the hospital environment, general practitioner surgeries and even in the home for many years. However, the potential of this market is much higher than its present...

2010-05-06 10:00:00

MELBOURNE, Australia, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The use of rapid point-of-care diagnostic tests for the measurement of CD4 T-cells, a marker of the immune system will be an important factor in improving the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS especially in developing and resource-poor countries. Speaking on global diagnostics at the Bio2010 International Convention in Chicago, Burnet Institute's Associate Professor David Anderson said point-of-care tests that are cheap, easy to use and...

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