The National Institutes of Health has launched the last of three Phase 3 clinical trials to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of blood thinners to prevent life-threatening blood clots in adults diagnosed with COVID-19. The first patient in the trial was enrolled on February 15.
Franklin Lakes, N.J.-based Becton Dickinson’s agreement enables the ImageMover software platform to simplify medical data collection and management through a companion mobile app for SARS-CoV-2 antigen testing performed on the BD Veritor Plus system, according to a news release.
Researchers have come up with a better way to test which fabrics work best for masks that are meant to slow the spread of COVID-19.
New study by researchers at the University of Minnesota highlights the continuing need for microbiologists and clinical laboratories to stay alert for COVID-19 patients with drug-resistant infections. In their study, researchers highlighted CDC statistics about the number of Candida auris (C. auris) infections reported in the United States during 2020, for example.
Results published today show it is possible to identify Parkinson's based on compounds found on the surface of skin. The findings offer hope that a pioneering new test could be developed to diagnose the degenerative condition through a simple and painless skin swab.
Science and research are advancing at a high pace, and laboratory facilities need to keep up with these new innovations.
Clinical laboratories have long sought a non-invasive way to do useful medical laboratory testing without the need for either a venipuncture or a needle stick.
The key to standardization success in any laboratory is to execute the initiative around a strong plan. Less set in stone, on the other hand, are the terms around which that execution should take place.
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