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Cardiovascular Disease

News on molecular diagnostics, pharmacogenomics tests for coronary artery disease, congenital heart defects, and more.

Neurosurgeon Christopher Kellner is developing a test for aneurysm detection and leading an industry-funded effort to profile blood clots from stroke patients.

The test can be used to help doctors in the emergency room diagnose heart attacks faster and more accurately than other troponin tests on the market, Abbott said. 

The algorithm uses age, sex, and information about troponin concentrations in patients to determine the likelihood of a heart attack.  

The company announced that it would begin offering seven proteomic tests at Colorado doctors' practices with up to four more to launch by the end of the year.

The firm anticipates that point-of-care adoption may attract licensing deals from companies interested in adding the biomarkers to their large laboratory analyzers.

Dec
10
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This webinar will discuss the use of next-generation sequencing and an optimized variant interpretation workflow to increase diagnostic yield in complex clinical cases.