Items tagged with Diagnostics

Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra: Another advance in TB diagnostics (post)

The development of the Xpert MTB/RIF assay has been the most important breakthrough for the diagnosis of tuberculosis in decades.

GeneXpert Omni factsheet (post)

Médecins Sans Frontières released a factsheet about GeneXpert Omni expressing concerns on the suitability of the tool for remote settings within low-to-middle income countries. GeneXpert Omni is a single-module point-of-care device produced by Cepheid.

Leading the global market: Stop TB Partnership's GDF secured 41% of TB diagnostic cartridges in 2017 (post)

The expanded use of rapid molecular tests for TB detection and universal drug susceptibility testing is a core component of the Global Plan to End TB

AI technology to examine X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, identify TB patients (post)

Health-tech start-up Qure.ai develops an AI technology that can examine X-rays, MRIs and CT scans, identify patients with TB, stroke or any other disease in no time

Genedrive surges after receiving Ā£1.1mln in funding to finance development of its TB testing kit (post)

"We are very appreciative of Innovate UK's support and recognition of our commitment to TB diagnostics," said Genedrive CEO, David Budd

New TB screening methods cut deaths in people with HIV (post)

Screening for TB and intensified follow-up of TB cases in people starting antiretroviral therapy and urine-based screening of inpatients with HIV both have the potential to significantly reduce deaths and improve rates of TB treatment in people with HIV, according to results of two large studies presented at CROI 2018 on Monday in Boston.

A cheaper, faster, more reliable test for TB developed (post)

Tuberculosis is a major public health problem worldwide, yet most of the people affected lack access to quick, reliable testing. Now, basic chemistry researchers have developed a new test that could help ease the burden.

India initiates process to develop national Essential Diagnostics List (post)

The National Essential Medication List (EML) in India has been helpful in capping prices of a variety of products, and has increased access to important medicines. For the next step, a smaller working group will be created by the government, to move forward with the EDL process, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

GLI Core Group: Call for applications (post)

The Global Laboratory Inititiave (GLI) secretariat announced a "Call for applications" for new members of the GLI Core Group for the 2018-2020 term.

FDA clears PrimeStoreĀ® MTM, an important new device in the worldwide fight against TB (post)

As Governments around the world push to eliminate TB, PrimeStore® MTM serves as a crucial new tool to facilitate safe and accurate TB diagnosis and expedite detection of M. tuberculosis drug resistance gene mutations

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