Diagnostics
US FDA clears test to detect specific genetic markers for certain antibiotic-resistant bacteria

US FDA clears test to detect specific genetic markers for certain antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday cleared for marketing the Xpert Carba-R Assay, an infection control aid that tests patient specimens to detect specific genetic markers associated with bacteria that are resistant to Carbapenem antibiotics. more

Medanta hospital partners with Australian university to improve epilepsy diagnosis in Indian villages

Medanta hospital partners with Australian university to improve epilepsy diagnosis in Indian villages

New Delhi: Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia has signed an agreement with Medanta – The Medicity hospital, Gurgaon to improve the diagnosis of epilepsy in villages and remote communities across India. more

Positive Bioscience sets up its operations in Chennai, identifying medical institutions for partnerships

Positive Bioscience sets up its operations in Chennai, identifying medical institutions for partnerships

Mumbai: Positive Bioscience, a leading genomics testing company, is setting up its presence in Chennai to meet the emergent demand from the region. The company is identifying medical institutions for strategic partnerships. more

BD India to introduce new malaria detection platform that can provide diagnostic result in 4 minutes

BD India to introduce new malaria detection platform that can provide diagnostic result in 4 minutes

New Delhi: US-based medical technology company BD and Israel-based Sight Diagnostics (SightDX) have signed a deal under which BD will market SightDX Parasight Malaria Detection Platform in India. The collaboration will represent the first malaria diagnostics offering from BD. more

Four pathologists suspended for signing reports they didn’t test

Four pathologists suspended for signing reports they didn’t test

Mumbai: The Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) has reportedly decided to remove the names of four pathologists, found to have signed pathology reports that they did not test or supervise, from the list of registered medical practitioners for six months. more

Achira Labs launches microfluidic point-of-care medical diagnostics to make testing more accessible

Achira Labs launches microfluidic point-of-care medical diagnostics to make testing more accessible

Bangalore: Achira Labs, a Bangalore-based start-up working on innovative point-of-care medical diagnostics platforms, has launched its first product, the ‘ACIX-100’. The new portable platform uses patented, next-generation microfluidic technology for testing blood serum samples. more

Trivitron launches newborn screening kit that can detect up to 50 inborn disorders

Trivitron launches newborn screening kit that can detect up to 50 inborn disorders

Chennai: Trivitron Healthcare, a leading medical technology company of Indian origin, has patented and launched NeoMass AAAC Kit, a newborn screening kit that can detect up to 50 disorders that a newborn baby might be born with or without any immediate symptoms or visible manifestations. more

India-developed blood test for kala-azar to be tested in Africa

India-developed blood test for kala-azar to be tested in Africa

Kolkata: Indian scientists have developed a cheap, easy and ultra-sensitive blood-based strip test for kala-azar or visceral leishmaniasis (VL), the second largest parasitic killer in the world after malaria. Having been validated in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Brazil, the technology will now be tested in Africa to enable nations fight the ravages of the disease that is lethal if untreated. more

Maharashtra Medical Council issues notices to pathologists

Maharashtra Medical Council issues notices to pathologists

Mumbai: Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) has reportedly issued show-cause notices to pathologists from Thane, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Baramati and Sangli who are believed to have allowed lab technicians to use their name and signature for money to prepare pathology test reports. more

Kerala radiologists call for cautious approach in paediatric imaging

Kerala radiologists call for cautious approach in paediatric imaging

Thiruvananthapuram: As the world celebrates the 120th anniversary of the discovery of the X-Rays by W C Roentgen, the Kerala chapter of Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA) has called for a cautious approach in paediatric imaging. more