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03 Feb 2021
HORIBA Acquires MedTest Dx and Pointe Scientific to Expand Laboratory Chemistry Offerings
HORIBA, Ltd. (Kyoto, Japan) has acquired MedTest Holdings, Inc. (Canton, MI, USA), composed of MedTest Dx, Inc., Pointe Scientific, Inc., Clinitox Diagnostix, Inc., and Medical Laboratory Solutions, Inc.).
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02 Feb 2021
Automated AI Algorithm Uses Routine Imaging to Predict Cardiovascular Risk
An artificial intelligence (AI) deep learning system can automatically measure coronary artery calcium from routine computed tomography (CT) scans and predict cardiovascular events like heart attacks.
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01 Feb 2021
Beckman Coulter Launches New DxH 560 AL Tabletop Hematology Analyzer for Small- and Medium-Sized Labs
Beckman Coulter (Brea, CA, USA) has launched the new DxH 560 AL, a tabletop hematology analyzer geared to reduce the time and resource constraints faced by small to mid-sized laboratories.
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26 Jan 2021
Roche Renews Partnership with Sysmex to Deliver Hematology Testing Solutions
Under the new framework of a Global Business Partnership Agreement (GBP) signed between Roche (Basel, Switzerland) and Sysmex Corporation (Kobe, Japan), both the companies have renewed their commitment to their long standing Distribution, Sales and Service (DSS) agreement, allowing Roche to continue to distribute Sysmex hematology products, including instruments and reagents.
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25 Jan 2021
Nova Biomedical Adds Sample Retain Collector to BioProfile FLEX2 Cell Culture Analyzer
Nova Biomedical (Waltham, MA, USA) has added a Sample Retain Collector (SRC) for its BioProfile FLEX2 automated cell culture analyzer which measures up to 16 tests including pH, gases, metabolites, osmolality, cell density, and cell viability.
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21 Jan 2021
New AI-Based Image Analysis Platform Enables Physicians to Analyze CT and MRI Scans in Half the Time of Traditional Methods
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for a new image analysis platform that enables physicians to analyze CT and MRI scans in half the time of traditional methods.
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21 Jan 2021
New AI-Based Medical Image Segmentation and Measurement Tool Minimizes Human Errors in Clinical Analysis
A new general purpose, AI-based medical image segmentation and measurement tool for detecting objects of interest and their boundaries quickly and automatically could make surgical and diagnostic measurements easier and more accurate for better treatment decisions.
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20 Jan 2021
Deep Learning Outperforms Standard Machine Learning at Brain Imaging Analysis, Finds New Study
Compared to standard machine learning models, deep learning models are largely superior at discerning patterns and discriminative features in brain imaging, despite being more complex in their architecture, according to a new study.
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20 Jan 2021
Thermo Fisher Acquires Point-of-Care Molecular Diagnostics Provider Mesa Biotech
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (Waltham, MA, USA) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mesa Biotech (San Diego, CA, USA), a privately held molecular diagnostic company, for approximately USD 450 million in cash.
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20 Jan 2021
Hillrom Acquires Bardy Diagnostics to Expand into Ambulatory Cardiac Monitoring Segment
Hillrom (Chicago, IL, USA) has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Bardy Diagnostics, Inc. (BardyDx; Seattle, WA, USA) for a cash consideration of USD 375 million.
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20 Jan 2021
Philips Acquires Capsule Technologies to Expand Leadership in Patient Care Management Solutions for Hospitals
Royal Philips (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) has signed an agreement to acquire Capsule Technologies, Inc. (Andover, MA, USA), a provider of medical device integration and data technologies for hospitals and healthcare organizations.
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19 Jan 2021
Artificial Intelligence Add-On for `World’s First` Portable MR Imaging System Receives FDA Clearance
Hyperfine Research, Inc. (Guilford, CT, USA) has received 510(k) clearance from the US FDA for its deep-learning image analysis software that measure brain structure and pathology in images acquired by the Swoop Portable MR Imaging System.
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14 Jan 2021
Cutting-Edge AI Software Automatically Analyzes Screening Mammograms to Accurately Diagnose Breast Cancer Much Earlier
A cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) solution assists radiologists in the interpretation of screening mammograms and allows them to diagnose breast cancer earlier and more accurately.
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13 Jan 2021
Roche Launches Digital Pathology Image Analysis Algorithms for Precision Patient Diagnosis in Breast Cancer
Roche (Basel, Switzerland) has announced the CE-IVD launch of its automated digital pathology algorithms, uPath HER2 (4B5) image analysis and uPath Dual ISH image analysis for breast cancer to help determine the best treatment strategy for each patient.
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13 Jan 2021
Novel AI Algorithm for Mammography Interpretation Can Successfully Spot Breast Cancer Years Before Radiologists
A novel artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for mammography interpretation has demonstrated the ability to detect breast cancer a year or more earlier than current practice.
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12 Jan 2021
New AI Algorithm Crunches Massive Amounts of Real-World Data to Find New Uses for Existing Medications
Scientists have developed a machine-learning method that crunches massive amounts of data to help determine which existing medications could improve outcomes in diseases for which they are not prescribed.
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08 Jan 2021
World’s First AI-Driven Mammogram Measures of Breast Cancer Risk Could Revolutionize Screening
World-first techniques for predicting breast cancer risk from mammograms that were developed using artificial intelligence (AI) could revolutionize breast screening by allowing it to be tailored to women at minimal extra cost.
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08 Jan 2021
PerkinElmer to Acquire Oxford Immunotec Global PLC
PerkinElmer, Inc. (Waltham, MA; USA) has reached an agreement to acquire Oxford Immunotec Ltd. (Abingdon, UK) that will allow the company to grow its portfolio of advanced infectious disease testing solutions to include tuberculosis detection.
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07 Jan 2021
Automated AI Fat Measurement on Abdominal CT Images Predicts Future Heart Attack or Stroke Risk Better Than BMI
An automated artificial intelligence (AI) measurement of visceral fat area on abdominal CT images predicts future heart attack or stroke risk better than overall weight or body mass index (BMI).
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07 Jan 2021
Hologic to Acquire Diagnostic Tests Provider Biotheranostics
Hologic, Inc. (Marlborough, MA, USA) has agreed to acquire Biotheranostics, Inc. (San Diego, CA, USA), a privately held, commercial-stage company that provides molecular diagnostic tests for breast and metastatic cancers, for approximately USD 230 million.
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06 Jan 2021
YHLO Helps China’s Top Ranking Hospital PUMCH to Upgrade from Traditional ELISA to CLIA Technology
Shenzhen YHLO Biotech Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen, China) has helped China’s top ranking hospital, Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH; Beijing, China), to successfully upgrade its laboratory from the traditional ELISA (enzyme-linked immunoassay) technology to CLIA (chemiluminescence immunoassay) technology.
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