Blood Testing

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for blood testing including platelet function monitors.

Verifynow platelet testing clopidogrel nonresponders
Feature | August 28, 2012 | Nicole Fornell, Pharm D
A major issue with clopidogrel is that one-third of patients are nonresponders because they lack the enzymes to...
Ticagrelor, Brillinta, is the newest antiplatelet agent on the market. Ticagrelor is a reversible nonthienopyridine P2Y12 receptor antagonist that prevents signal transduction and platelet activation.

Ticagrelor is the newest agent on the market. It has a different chemical structure than clopidogrel, so it has no cross sensitivity with other drugs in the class. It has a rapid absorption, faster onset than clopidogrel and is more potent.

Feature | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | August 28, 2012 | Nicole Fornell, Pharm D
The standard-of-care for dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for more than a decade has been clopidogrel (Plavix) plus...
Technology | August 09, 2012
August 9, 2012 — CardioDx Inc. announced that Palmetto GBA, a national contractor that administers Medicare benefits,...
Technology | July 26, 2012
July 26, 2012 — Transgenomic Inc. has announced that National Government Services, the designated Medicare fiscal...
News | July 16, 2012
July 16, 2012 — LipoScience Inc., an in vitro diagnostic company developing clinical diagnostic tests using nuclear...
News | July 16, 2012
July 16, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified healthcare professionals of a Class I recall of...

Alere's INRatio PT/INR monitoring system with test strip inserted.

Feature | July 12, 2012 | Marianne Pop, Pharm.D., BCPS
Anticoagulants, primarily warfarin, are used to prevent thrombosis and thromboembolism in patients with atrial...
Technology | June 11, 2012
June 11, 2012 — Critical Diagnostics, a U.S.-based biomarker company focused on cardiovascular diseases, and Health...
News | May 23, 2012
May 23, 2012 — Accumetrics Inc., developer of the VerifyNow System, the first rapid and easy-to-use point-of-care...
Feature | May 15, 2012 | Dave Fornell
As an editor for DAIC and Imaging Technology News, I am a third-party observer in the cardiac and radiology markets. I...
News | March 23, 2012
March 23, 2012 — New findings from a research study led by Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), a...
News | March 23, 2012
March 23, 2012 — Researchers using the VAP (vertical auto profile) Cholesterol Test to isolate lipid subfractions and...
News | March 08, 2012
March 8, 2012 — Transgenomic Inc. announced the publication of a new study by researchers at Vanderbilt University that...

Presage ST2 Assay

News | March 07, 2012
March 7, 2012 — Critical Diagnostics announced results from a multi-center study in ambulatory heart failure patients...
News | February 20, 2012
February 20, 2012 — BG Medicine Inc. announced positive results from its pivotal validation study for the CardioSCORE...