Category: Diagnostics

Companion Diagnostics Services: Future of Outsourcing

In the recent years, service industry has become a fast-growing segment in the overall healthcare domain – thanks to the steady increase in demand for contract research organizations (CROs) and contract manufacturing organizations. The need to focus on developing more efficient interventions, within stipulated timelines and budget constrains is the key driver for outsourcing operations

AI Pathology: Key Trends and Opportunities

How is AI being used in Digital Pathology? AI pathology is a transformative technology that has enabled pathologists to make the shift from visual inspection of tissue samples to automated image analysis. With the advent of artficial intelligence pathology, researchers are now benefiting from computerized image analysis software that can draw conclusions and deliver diagnoses

Artificial Intelligence Pathology:Transforming Medicine

How is Artificial Intelligence being used in Digital Pathology? Artificial intelligence in pathology is a transformative technology that has enabled pathologists to make the shift from visual inspection of tissue samples to automated image analysis. With the advent of AI pathology, researchers are now benefiting from computerized image analysis software that can draw conclusions and

Self Testing Kits: A Transformation in Diagnostic Sector

In the health industry, digitization has evolved over time with numerous advances to ensure that everyone has equitable access to health products and medical specialists.  Self testing kits have the ability to improve health equity and accelerate progress toward universal health coverage, and it has the capacity to alter health care. Self testing kits provide

Handheld Ultrasound Scanner: Revolutionizing Diagnostic Imaging

Advancements in the field of disease diagnostics have led to development of point of care diagnostics market; handheld ultrasound scanner has emerged as a novel solution to cater to unmet need in this domain. The handheld ultrasound scanner is the lightest portable ultrasound device, which permits patient diagnosis from a single transducer and transmit images

CRISPR Gene Editing: A Solution to Address COVID-19

As we know, COVID-19 is causing large scale loss of life and severe human suffering. With the pandemic spreading across the globe, researchers are racing against the clock to develop diagnostic tools, coronavirus preventive vaccines and treatments. Recently, WHO has launched a Solidarity clinical trial to assess relative effectiveness of four potential drugs against COVID-19.

Biomarkers in Cancer: Benchmarking Big Pharma Activity

Over the past few years, therapeutic advancements in conventional treatment paradigms have led to an increase in survival among cancer patients. Recent developments in the field of immuno-oncology, such as the introduction of several liquid biopsy techniques, adoptive T-cell therapies, and immune checkpoint inhibitor based therapies, have demonstrated significant potential, and some of the aforementioned

Cancer Biomarkers and Rise of TMB

Over the years, several cancer biomarkers have been identified, which can be used to predict response to certain types of immunotherapy drugs. However, due to the inherent complexity of the immune microenvironment and differences in the genomic makeup of individual patients, most of these biomarkers in cancer have been proven to be insufficient in predicting

CDX: The Road Ahead for Personalized Therapies

It is estimated that nearly 50% of prescribed drugs / therapies fail to show adequate clinical benefits. It is also worth highlighting that companion diagnostics (CDX) guided drug development efforts have been estimated to help reduce clinical trial costs by almost 60%. Since the approval of the HercepTest (in 1998) for identifying patients for treatment

The Meteoric Rise of Digital Therapeutic, Monitoring and Diagnostic Solutions

Chronic disorders, such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, mental health problems and insomnia, are considered to be the leading causes of death and disability across the world.  According to a 2018 report published by the Center for Managing Chronic Disease at the University of Michigan, more than 50% of the global population currently lives with

Microbiome Therapeutics and Diagnostics: Unlocking the Future Potential

Microbiome therapeutics represent a new frontier in the field of medicine. Currently, there are many probiotics, prebiotics, and medical foods and supplements that are commercially available, and several drug / therapy candidates that claim to be capable of modifying / manipulating the microbiome in order to provide therapeutic benefits. The ‘Human Microbiome Market’ report provides a comprehensive study on the current