American Association for Clinical Chemistry: AACC panel says more diagnostics are getting smaller, implantable
ATLANTA Diagnostics are changing. More sensor-based technologies that can be implanted in the body are emerging and with the addition of an algorithm, smartphones are becoming accurate diagnostic devices. Nanotechnology's presence is also being felt in the space. During a session at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (Washington) Annual Meeting and Clinical Expo, panelists gave a brief overview of the direction diagnostic technology was headed.
Cures, budgets and cures for the budget blues
Everybody thinks they're poor, but Uncle Sam does have an ongoing deficit problem, and these budget issues are showing up in interesting ways of late. Needless to say, these problems are affecting the appropriations process, but there may be an escape hatch, and a couple of items of interest for device makers may be at risk, depending on the outcome.
EuroPCR 2015: Safer, efficient TAVI challenges surgery as gold standard
PARIS Citing clinical results they qualified as "fabulous," and "impressive," two key opinion leaders affiliated with Edwards Lifesciences (Irvine, California) are calling for an end to the dominance of open-chest surgery as the gold standard for treating patients with stenosis of the aortic valve.