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BioMérieux and Illumina enter agreement to co-develop a next-generation sequencing solution for epidemiological monitoring of bacterial infections

BioMérieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, and Illumina, a world leader in genomics, announced they have signed an exclusive agreement to launch a next-generation sequencing (NGS) epidemiology solution for service labs. The two companies will jointly develop applications for microbiology sequencing technologies within a four-year renewable period.


Artificial semiconductor retina could someday help restore vision

The loss of eyesight, often caused by retinal degeneration, is a life-altering health issue for many people, especially as they age. But a new development toward a prosthetic retina could help counter conditions that result from problems with this crucial part of the eye. Scientists published their research on a new device, which they tested on tissue from laboratory animals, in the ACS journal Nano Letters.


Cepheid to develop xpert Ebola for countries worst hit by Epidemic

With Funding from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Cepheid Expects to Deliver Prototype in as Little as Eight Weeks.


A step towards an ‘artificial spleen’ could aid 1.6 billion anaemia sufferers

Epigem, a high-tech British micro engineering company, has made a major contribution to the EU-funded CoMMiTMenT (Combined Molecular Microscopy for Therapy and Personalised Medication in Rare Anaemia Treatments) project, a significant step towards the creation of an ‘artificial spleen’.


QTUG quantitative timed up and go system for mobility assessment

The Timed Up and Go test (TUG) is a simple and easy way to assess a person’s mobility and evaluate the chances of experiencing a dangerous fall.


2nd ATW on Microelectronics, Systems and Packaging for Medical Applications

From December 10-11 2014, METROPOLE Hotel Lyon, France.

After the successful 1st workshop held in Paris on December 2012, IMAPS France is sponsoring a 2nd ATW on Microelectronics, Systems and Packaging for Medical Applications to be held on December 10-11, 2014 at the METROPOLE Hotel 85 quai Joseph Gillet 69004 Lyon.



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