Tag Archives: laboratory medicine

London hospitals receive $17.3m to help offset COVID-19 expenses

Breadcrumb Links Local News London hospitals will receive $17.3 million in provincial funding to help with pandemic-related expenses. Publication date : March 11, 2022 • 2 days ago • 2 minute read London Health Sciences Center President and CEO Jackie Schleifer Taylor, left, and Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Monte McNaughton pose for …

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Global warming expected to increase health burden of hyponatremia

Global warming is likely to increase the number of people requiring hospitalization due to extremely low blood sodium levels, a condition known as hyponatremia. A new study from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden predicts that a temperature increase of 2 degrees Celsius would increase the burden of hyponatremia on hospitals …

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John Trojanowski, pathology and laboratory medicine

John Trojanowski, pathology and laboratory medicine John Q. Trojanowski, William Maul Measey-Truman G. Schnabel, Jr. Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine, died Feb. 8. He was 75 years old. Dr. Trojanowski was born in Bridgeport, CT, …

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Bone marrow fibrosis has potential as an independent prognostic factor in MDS

Myelodysplastic syndrome has a variety of clinical presentations, including bone marrow fibrosis. Previously, the presence of fibrosis was not factored into disease risk scoring in MDS, but recent research suggests it may be a valuable risk factor. Bone marrow fibrosis (BMF) is one of many manifestations of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), …

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New step towards universal blood type organs for transplantation

A team of Canadian scientists has proven that it is possible to safely convert blood type in donor organs for transplantation. The findings are an important step toward creating universal type O organs, which would significantly improve fairness in organ allocation and reduce patient mortality on waiting lists. The proof-of-concept …

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Ontario Hospitals Face Severe Shortage of Blood Collection Tubes

Ontario hospitals are facing a critical shortage of collection tubes needed for routine blood tests, forcing some hospitals to order staff to hold on to supplies and reconsider the number of blood tests they order for patients. patients. But even with conservation strategies in place, some clinicians and lab staff …

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A smartphone app can vibrate a single drop of blood to determine its coagulation

Blood clots form naturally to stop bleeding when a person is injured. But blood clots in patients with medical conditions, such as mechanical heart valves or other heart problems, can lead to stroke or heart attack. That’s why millions of Americans take blood thinners, like warfarin, which make it harder …

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COLLEGE TAB: Local veterinary tech students are perfect, three years in a row | Lifestyles

For the third year in a row, veterinary technology students at Kent State University at Trumbull have achieved the highest three-year average pass rate in Ohio on the National Veterinary Technician Examination (VTNE), administered by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB). Kent State Trumbull’s 2021 Veterinary Technology graduates …

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AACC and Life Diagnostics Partner to Relaunch AACC Middle East

News – WASHINGTON – AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce a new collaboration to host AACC Middle East: a partnership between AACC and Life Diagnostics. This event will bring together AACC’s world-renowned educational and scientific programs combined …

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A new model to study fibrosis treatments without using animals

To find treatments for connective tissue disorders like fibrosis, scientists need models that can replicate the structure and function of human tissue when healthy or unhealthy, and respond to drugs as human tissue would. sick. But most models are animal-based and have significant limitations. A new lab test model developed …

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University of Toronto researcher raises thorny question about COVID-19 death toll in British Columbia

This weekend, British Columbia is certain to hit another grim milestone. With 2,597 official deaths from COVID-19 so far, it is inevitable that the province will top 2,600 when the Department of Health releases the latest statistics on Monday (January 31). On Friday January 28, British Columbia also reported that …

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George Mavros Obituary (1957 – 2022) – Inverness, FL

George Mavros (PhD), 64, Homosassa, Florida, died at home on Thursday, January 20, 2022. George was born in Adelaide, Australia on October 14, 1957 to the late Sotirios and Angela (Korogiannis) Mavros. George came to Citrus County in 1979 from Clearwater and before that Greece, which he considers his home. …

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Korea to limit PCR testing as omicron increases

Korea is limiting polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, tests, which have long remained the gold standard for COVID-19 diagnosis, to parts of the country where omicron is dominant, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness Friday. Effective from January 26 in three cities of Gwangju, Pyeongtaek, Anseong and throughout …

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Felix Cheung – who studies wellness – among 33 new or renewed Canada Research Chairs at the University of Toronto

Does economic growth contribute to happiness? With its research project on the well-being of the population, the University of Toronto Felix Cheung hope to find out. An assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Cheung calls the question of economic happiness one of …

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Which COVID test should you take? Rapid fact check vs PCR

Are you going to a concert? Do you want to know what causes your cough? Depending on the question, you might need a different type of test. WASHINGTON – As COVID-19 cases skyrocket to the highest number since the start of the pandemic, it has become increasingly difficult for many …

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Gottheimer calls on governor to take essential action to protect New Jersey from Omicron and combat impacts on communities, hospitals, families and students

Gottheimer calls on governor to take essential action to protect New Jersey from Omicron and combat impacts on communities, hospitals, families and students Visit Holy Name Medical Center test site in Teaneck Thank you to frontline healthcare workers GLEN ROCK, NJ – US Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) calls on Gov. …

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Yale School of Public Health dean on board with throat swab for home COVID testing, others disagree

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (WTNH) – If you’re one of the thousands of people across Connecticut who have got their hands on a state’s free, home-based rapid COVID test, you might be wondering how to do it right. Discussions are increasing on social networks among the public and some health professionals …

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Matthieu F. Mescher | Obituaries

Matthew F. Mescher, immunology icon at the University of Minnesota, died on December 21, 2021 of cancer. Matt was born March 22, 1948 in South Haven to George and Dixie Mescher. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Hope College in Holland and a doctorate. in Biochemistry and Molecular …

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Open letter to employees, technologists, professionals and physicians of Optilab laboratory medicine clusters in Quebec

We, the medical and clinical-administrative directors of the Optilab laboratory medicine clusters in Quebec, sincerely thank you for your hard work and dedication. In the extremely difficult context of COVID-19 for laboratory staff, you put all your expertise and energy at the service of Quebecers on a daily basis to …

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Antibodies found in shark could fight Covid-19 and its variants, new study finds

We are all aware that new variants of Covid-19 constantly pose new challenges for scientists, but according to a new study conducted at the University of Wisconsin in the United States, the antibody-like protein found in the immune system of sharks is not only useful in the prevention of the …

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Hemanext prolongs the lifespan of red blood cells and reduces the frequency of transfusions in hematologic malignancies

Steven L. Spitalnik, MD, discusses the evolution of red blood cell storage and the potential impact the Hemanext storage technique could have on patients with hematologic malignancies. According to Steven L. Spitalnik, MD, improvements in blood storage that prolong the lifespan of red blood cells (RBCs) will ultimately allow patients …

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Health officials expect more cases of omicron variant

Dr. Donna Hansel, chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at OHSU, believes more positive cases are on the horizon. PORTLAND, Oregon – The omicron variant of COVID-19 is now in Oregon, but public health officials have said those vaccinated, especially those who received booster shots, did not …

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RGCB Scientists Conduct Groundbreaking Genetic Study in Kidney Transplant Patients

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec. 5 (UNI) In a groundbreaking genetic study that could dramatically reduce the risk of organ rejection and other medical complications, scientists at the Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology (RGCB) have formulated here a method to predict the dose optimal immunosuppressive drug administered to kidney transplant patients. The dose …

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How researchers are testing the omicron variant

Washington has been one of the best states in the country to detect variants by genomic sequencing since the start of the pandemic. SEATTLE – As scientists around the world rush to detect cases of the novel omicron variant of the coronavirus, researchers at a UW medical lab are leading …

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Study reveals new way to detect early risk of cardiovascular disease

The risk of developing cardiovascular disease is strongly associated with “bad” LDL cholesterol. A large study by scientists at the Karolinska Institutet now shows that two proteins that transport cholesterol particles in the blood provide early and reliable information about the risks. The researchers are now advocating the introduction of …

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Does that Covid swab have to go that far down your nose?

A Canadian said it looked like a painful blow to his brain. An American woman heard crackles in her head. A French woman suffered from a severe nosebleed. Others had headaches, cried, or were in shock. They have all been tested for Covid-19 with deep nasal swabs. While many people …

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Van Dijk Receives $ 1.25 Million Grant To Demystify Complexity Of Viral Infection With Algorithms

David van Dijk, PhD, assistant professor of medicine and computer science, received $ 1.25 million over five years MIRA R35 scholarship of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) for a new project, “An integrative, data-driven and computational approach to discovering the dynamic mechanisms of early viral infection”. The …

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Vibra Health Laboratories Launches New Coagulation Tests, 25 Additional Chemistry Tests, and Updated Chemistry Panels

TROY, Mich., October 29, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Vibra Health Laboratories (VHL), a leader in clinical laboratory medicine, is delighted to expand its clinical laboratory services to include chemistry and hematology as well as an expansion of robust molecular disease testing infectious diseases and one of the most comprehensive …

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What is possible with the blood test?

October 25, 2021 – Once valued at over $ 9 billion, it looked like Theranos would change the world of routine blood testing. Their claim was revolutionary: using blood from a finger prick, they could perform over 200 different tests. By going to a local pharmacy, someone could get tested …

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GC Labs Introduces Korea’s First Total Microbiology Laboratory Automation System

Photo 1: WASPLab® as part of the TLA Total Laboratory Automation System in GC Laboratories in South Korea GC Labs Introduces Korea’s First Total Microbiology Laboratory Automation System, Improving Efficiency and Accuracy of Microbiology Testing GIHENG-GU, GYEONGGI-DO, SOUTH KOREA, October 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – GC Laboratories (CEO Eun-hee Lee), Korea’s …

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Top tech news from AACC 2021

New 14 Great Research and Technology Stories Featured At AACC Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Laboratory Expo 2021 We’ve rounded up the latest clinical news and technological advancements that have made waves at this year’s conference The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Laboratory …

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Tiny bubbles promise to reduce inflammation

Scientists are hoping that tiny bags of material excreted by cells – known as extracellular vesicles – can be used to deliver drugs inside the body. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet are now showing that these nanobubbles can carry protein drugs that reduce inflammation caused by different diseases. The technique, which …

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Awards and distinctions: September 2021

Yong Chen, PhD Yong Chen, PhD, associate professor of biostatistics, won a Titan Prize 2021 for methodological research of the Observational Health Data Sciences & Informatics program, based at Columbia University. The Methodological Research Award recognizes extraordinary contributions to the development or evaluation of analytical methods for clinical characterization, population-level …

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Tiny bubbles may be a future treatment for inflammation

Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are important in intercellular communication as vectors of biological signals. These are nanoscale membrane-covered packages excreted by cells that can deliver fatty acids, proteins, and genetic material to different tissues. The tiny bubbles are found naturally in body fluids, are able to cross biological barriers, such as …

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Day Zero Diagnostics Wins Disruptive Technology Award at AACC Annual Scientific Meeting 2021

BOSTON (PRWEB) September 30, 2021 Day Zero Diagnostics, Inc., an infectious disease diagnostics company harnessing the power of whole genome sequencing and machine learning to fight the rise in antibiotic-resistant infections, won the 2021 Disruptive Technology Award from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) and People’s Choice Award. The …

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College of American Pathologists Hosts 2021 Annual Meeting: September 25-28

NORTHFIELD, Illinois – (COMMERCIAL THREAD)–The College of American Pathologists (CAP) will host its annual CAP21 meeting with timely and informative educational sessions from Saturday September 25 to Tuesday September 28 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. “Pathologists have demonstrated resilience as 2021 continues to be an extraordinary and remarkable year in …

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The Multidisciplinary Consortium for Women’s Health launches a series of seminars on “hot topics”

The Multidisciplinary Consortium for Women’s Health (WHMC), a new initiative focused on building a unified multidisciplinary community with a vested interest in advancing women’s health and training the next generation, will launch a series of seminars on “Hot topics” this fall. The Multidisciplinary Consortium for Women’s Health (WHMC) The Multidisciplinary …

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Dr. Cheah on the efficacy of TG-1701 alone and in combination with U2 in CLL

Chan Cheah, MBBS, discusses the results of a study evaluating the efficacy and safety of TG-1701 alone and in combination with ublituximab and umbralisib in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Chan Cheah, MBBS, Clinical Professor, University of Western Australia (WA), Consultant Hematologist, Lymphoma Manager, Fellowship Program Director, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Pathwest …

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The Biggest Problems Facing Lab Managers Today

The past two years have caused staffing issues in many areas of healthcare, but medical labs were already struggling to hire enough people before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Six leaders in the medical laboratory field spoke to Becker’s Hospital Review about staffing and other challenges they face today. Editor’s Note: …

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[2021] Clinical Mass Spectrometry Market to Experience Better Growth with US $ 697.2 Million, Growing at a CAGR of 5.5% by 2027

The global clinical mass spectrometry market has witnessed continuous growth over the past few years and is expected to further grow during the forecast period (2021-2027). The research presents a comprehensive assessment of the market and contains future trends, current growth factors, attentive opinions, facts, historical data, and market data …

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Australian vaccine death claims are a data fool

The statement Several social media posts claim more than 400 deaths have been caused by COVID-19 vaccines in Australia, citing data from the country’s drug regulator as purported evidence. A video shared on Facebook by an Australian user shows a man using the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) Adverse Event Notification …

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A biomarker of COVID-19 in children

A rare but serious inflammatory disease that affects children who contract COVID-19 produces a distinct model of biomarkers that can help doctors predict the severity of the disease and also help researchers develop new treatments, according to a study conducted by Cedars -Sinai. The study focused on multisystem inflammatory syndrome …

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Automated Covid-19 Tests – A Pie In The Sky?

The ongoing fourth wave of the coronavirus has sharply increased the need for Covid-19 testing, prompting calls for the introduction of automation equipment. However, according to industry watchers, the lack of reagents for the automated installation will likely be a major stumbling block for automated testing. A health worker performs …

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Delta Variant looms for the unvaccinated

Even though the number of COVID-19 in Wisconsin reached pandemic lows in early summer, new cases are on the rise again, as outbreaks fueled by variants elsewhere offer a warning sign to near the half of state residents who are not vaccinated. the Delta variant is of particular concern. Also …

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Impact Factor and Immediacy Index Rise for Clinical Chemistry from Journal of AACC, Reflecting Journal’s Groundbreaking COVID-19 Research

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to improving health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce that the impact factor and immediacy index of its journal Clinical chemistry increased to 8.327 and 8.729, respectively, in the 2020 Clarivate …

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Study finds schools no more at risk of COVID-19

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – A study, funded by the Government of Canada as part of its COVID-19 Immunity Working Group (CITF), found that the risk of staff contracting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in schools is no greater than their risk of contracting the …

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Promising clinical activity observed in single agent and combination TG-1701 in CLL and other malignant B cell tumors

Encouraging clinical and pharmacodynamic activity was observed at all dose levels in patients with B-cell malignancies who received TG-1701, according to updated results from a phase 1/2 trial (NCT03671590) which were presented virtually at the ASCO 2021 annual meeting.1 The maximum tolerated dose of the BTK inhibitor was not reached …

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Laboratory Information Management System / LIMS Market 2025 Opportunities, Applications, Drivers, Limitations, Companies, Countries, and Forecast

Laboratory Information Management System / LIMS Market 2025 Opportunities, Applications, Drivers, Limitations, Companies, Countries, and Forecast Category: #technology | By Admin | Posted: Just now | Product ID: 2470682 | The business intelligence report of Laboratory Information Management System / LIMS Market provides conclusive data on business dynamics over the …

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Ferring and Rebiotix Present Flagship Phase 3 Data Demonstrating Superior Efficacy of Investigational RBX2660 Compared to Placebo in Reducing Recurrence of C. difficile Infection

SAINT-PREX, Switzerland & ROSEVILLE, Minnesota – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Ferring Pharmaceuticals and Rebiotix, a Ferring Company, today presented the results of the pivotal phase 3 PUNCH â„¢ CD3 clinical trial, demonstrating superior efficacy and consistent safety of single-dose RBX2660 in reducing recurrence of Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) compared to placebo. …

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Diploma program for laboratory professionals

Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine has launched a five-year master’s program for medical students majoring in laboratory medicine. Students must complete a four-year course in Shanghai and a fifth year in France. The program involves training laboratory medicine professionals to meet a growing demand for clinical and scientific …

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Upcoming Cleveland-area Red Cross blood drives

CLEVELAND, OH – The Red Cross and other blood donor organizations are working to bolster the nation’s blood supply as the pandemic subsides. Those who donate blood, platelets or plasma through the Red Cross in May will have a chance to win a five-person Suburban Propane travel trailer. The Red …

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AMP and APC urge Congress to pass VITAL law

The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) and the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC) congratulate U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) for introducing legislation that would allow molecular pathology professionals to continue to advance and improve offer high-quality laboratory-developed (LDP) test procedures for patient care. The Innovative Tests Verified in US Laboratories …

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Fatigue, mood disorders associated with post-COVID-19 syndrome

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Patients diagnosed with post-COVID-19 syndrome, also known as “PCS”, “COVID-19 long-haul syndrome” and “Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS COV-2”, have symptoms such as mood disorders, fatigue and perceived cognitive impairment that can interfere with returning to work and resuming normal activities, according to a Mayo Clinic study published …

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Ahmed Kalebi | MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN – The Conversation) Independent consultant pathologist and Hon. Senior Lecturer, Department of Human Pathology, Dr Ahmed Yakub Kalebi MBChB (UoN), MMed (UoN) path, FCPath (SA) Anat path, FCPath (ECSA) Consultant pathologist 🔬👌🏾 Specialist in general / anatomical pathology and laboratory medicine. Honorary lecturer [2015-2021], Department of Human Pathology, University …

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Exer Urgent Care Launches In-House PCR Lab to Respond to Demand for Next Day Results as COVID-19 Testing Becomes Requirement for Travel, Events, and More

EL SEGUNDO, California., May 11, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Exer Urgent Care, an alternative to emergencies comprised of emergency room physicians, announced the launch of an in-house PCR lab to serve the 20 Southern california Locations. As Los Angeles enters the yellow level and plans to reopen the June …

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HLA Typing Transplant Diagnostic Services Market 2020-2027 Boosted By Growing Demand | Key players – Thermo Fischer Scientific, Inc., Proimmune Ltd., Creative Biolabs, HistoGenetics LLC, UCLA Pathology & Laboratory Medicine – KSU

the HLA Typing Transplant Diagnostic Services The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.75% and is expected to reach $ XX Billion by 2027 from $ XX Billion in 2020. The factors leading to this extraordinary growth are attributed to various market dynamics discussed in the report. …

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