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Researchers have determined that fingerstick cardiac troponin I assay testing using the point-of-care i-STAT device is not accurate enough to determine the exact troponin level without the...

Aggredyne Inc., has received ISO 13485 certification for its quality control program related to the manufacture of the AggreGuide family of platelet function analyzers.

September 5, 2013 — ITC Nexus Holding Co., a company in hemostasis management and point-of-care (POC) testing, announced it has acquired Accumetrics, a specialist in assessing patient response to...

Abbott announced results from a study evaluating its High Sensitive Troponin-I (hsTnI) assay. The study, conducted by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital, demonstrated that ...

Polymer Technology Systems Inc. has introduced the CardioChek Plus analyzer. It is a combination reflectance lipid and electrochemical glucose analyzer that delivers rapid test results for lipids...

UK Blood Clots Teststing Wafarin Self Monitoring

A simple self-monitoring test could reduce the risk of stroke by half in thousands of people in the United Kingdom who currently take warfarin to prevent blood clots. Better access to self-...

Nanomix Inc. has initiated clinical testing in the United States to evaluate the omega-3 cardiac panel.  The panel quantitatively tests whole blood specimens for levels of cardiac troponin I...

Cardea Associates CardeaScreen ECGs Point-of-Care Testing Athletes

Cardea Associates announced the launch of its new electrocardiographic (ECG) device, CardeaScreen. Specifically in-tune with normal conditions for the athletic heart, CardeaScreen is designed for...

Abbot Vascualr Architect Stat Blood Testing Point-of-Care Testing

An estimated 17 million people throughout the world die annually of cardiovascular diseases, specifically heart attacks or strokes. Time is a critical factor in diagnosing and treating people who...

CoaguChek XS Plus System Point of Care Testing Blood Testing

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-waived status to the Roche CoaguChek XS Plus system. The point-of-care...

September 28, 2012 — Accumetrics Inc., developer of the VerifyNow System, the first rapid and easy-to-use point-of-...

July 16, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified healthcare professionals of a Class I recall of Alere Triage products. Identified lots may have significantly decreased...

Over the past decade there have been several advancements in prothrombin time (PT)/international normalized ration (INR) point-of-care testing (POCT) devices. This is usually performed at an...

May 23, 2012 — Accumetrics Inc., developer of the VerifyNow System, the first rapid and easy-to-use point-of-care system for measuring platelet reactivity to multiple antiplatelet agents,...

January 12, 2012 – Masimo announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance and full market commercial launch of the Masimo Pronto-7—a palm-sized handheld device designed for...

March 29, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared a wireless point-of-care testing system that allows real time transmission of diagnostic test results generated directly from...

March 10, 2011 – New guidelines have been published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery that include point-of-care testing for platelet reactivity as a new recommendation for...

February 7, 2011 – Final testing for a point-of-care blood analyzer will begin at four hospitals in North America. The QL Care (QLCA) analyzer, by CardioGenics, tests for troponin-I levels, and...

November 17, 2010 - Results from the GRAVITAS Trial found that doubling the maintenance dose of clopidogrel (Plavix) did not reduce the risk of further ischemic events after percutaneous coronary...

November 16, 2010 – A new tool for personalized preventative medicine was introduced at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2010. Panasonic’s CardioHealth Station is designed to...