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Aug 04, 2016, 13:40 ET Kalorama: Automation and Innovation Evident at AACC Clinical Lab Expo

As vendors from the world in vitro diagnostic industry assembled in Philadelphia for the American Association of Clinical Chemistry, companies...


Aug 04, 2016, 11:00 ET Research on Zika, CRISPR, and Programmable Bio-Nano-Chips Draws 20,000 Attendees to 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo

 AACC welcomed thousands of medical professionals and healthcare leaders at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in...


Aug 03, 2016, 10:30 ET Study Finds One in Five Pain or Rehab Patients Taking the Medication Gabapentin Without Prescription

With increasing public attention to overdose deaths and misuse of prescription medications in the United States, researchers today presented the...


Aug 03, 2016, 10:25 ET First Next-Generation Sequencing Test for HIV Drug Resistance Could Help Combat AIDS Worldwide

 Research announced today at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo demonstrates that a first-of-its-kind...


Aug 03, 2016, 10:12 ET New Biochip-Based Blood Test Detects Elevated Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

 Researchers today unveiled results from a new blood test to help identify which patients are at an elevated risk of Alzheimer's disease. The...


Aug 02, 2016, 10:30 ET Innovative Test That Could Predict Risk of Kidney Failure in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes Patients Announced at 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

 Researchers have successfully tested a new method for the early diagnosis in children and teenagers of diabetic nephropathy, a serious...


Aug 02, 2016, 09:40 ET AACC Announces 2016 Corporate Supporter Award Winners; Thanks Organizations for Their Invaluable Support

AACC is pleased to announce the recipients of the AACC 2016 Corporate Supporter Awards. This year, AACC recognizes 47 different companies and...


Aug 01, 2016, 16:36 ET Theranos unveils its diagnostic-testing technologies at American Association for Clinical Chemistry meeting

 Theranos, Inc. today presented its research in developing novel technologies for the collection and processing of small-volume venous and...


Aug 01, 2016, 10:30 ET New Blood Test Could Help Prevent Organ Transplant Rejection

Today, researchers presented findings at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting that DNA found circulating in the bloodstream—known as...


Aug 01, 2016, 10:30 ET CRISPR and Transformative Laboratory Technology to Be Highlighted at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

The 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo is where the future of laboratory medicine and patient care comes into view. This...


Jul 31, 2016, 17:00 ET The Latest Research on Cannabis Use and Testing, Premature Death, and Labs-on-a-Chip to Be Featured at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

At the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo—the premier global conference and exhibit for laboratory...


Jul 31, 2016, 17:00 ET AACC Launches New Journal, The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, to Advance Clinical Testing and Patient Care

AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce the...


Jul 22, 2016, 11:45 ET Media Briefing and Q&A with Leading Researchers on Zika Virus and Diagnostic Testing

Leading researchers will discuss the global impact and role of diagnostic testing for the Zika virus as well as how the timing of infection affects...


Jul 05, 2016, 13:26 ET AACC Recommends National Repository for Pediatric Samples to Improve Children's Healthcare

 AACC released a position statement today on the need to improve pediatric reference intervals, which play a crucial role in ensuring that...


Jun 23, 2016, 09:48 ET AACC Commends CMS for Postponing Dramatic Changes to Medical Test Reimbursement Until 2018

 On June 17, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule implementing the clinical laboratory provisions of...


Apr 18, 2016, 15:21 ET Theranos Founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes to Present Research on Theranos' Proprietary Technologies at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

AACC is pleased to announce that Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes will give a plenary presentation at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific...


Apr 05, 2016, 16:00 ET AACC Joins March of Dimes to Urge Congress to Fund Efforts to Combat Zika in the U.S.

Today, AACC, the March of Dimes, and 66 other major healthcare organizations called for Congress to provide immediate emergency funding to prepare...


Feb 22, 2016, 11:24 ET AACC Calls for Modernization of Regulatory Framework for Clinical Labs

 In response to calls for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate laboratory-developed tests, AACC released a position statement...


Feb 16, 2016, 09:59 ET AACC Announces 2016 Award Winners; Celebrates Achievements in Laboratory Medicine

 AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce...


Jan 27, 2016, 12:14 ET Dr. Robert Christenson Named Editor-in-Chief of AACC's New Journal, The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine

 AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce...


Jan 04, 2016, 12:39 ET Cutting-Edge Lab Technology Used to Create Labs-on-a-Plate, Intelligent Surgical Knives

 Advances in a powerful lab technology known as mass spectrometry are beginning to revolutionize all areas of medical testing. The Mass...


Jan 04, 2016, 12:30 ET New Testing Breakthroughs in AACC's Clinical Chemistry Journal Could Give Hope to Families of Children With Two Rare Genetic Diseases

 For the first time, researchers have developed tests that could improve the diagnosis of two rare childhood diseases known as congenital...


Jan 04, 2016, 12:12 ET January Issue of AACC's Clinical Chemistry Journal Sheds Light on How Mass Spectrometry Is Transforming Clinical Testing and Leading to Global Improvements in Patient Health

Medical testing has been undergoing a quiet but extensive metamorphosis as labs adopt the versatile technology mass spectrometry, which enables...


Jan 04, 2016, 12:12 ET Breaking Research in AACC's Clinical Chemistry Journal Could Help to Hold Back the Tide of Designer Drugs

The Mass Spectrometry issue of Clinical Chemistry, the journal of AACC, features pioneering research that could enable screening for two synthetic...


Nov 30, 2015, 10:25 ET AACC Welcomes Bradley Pine as Vice President of Education and Meetings

AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce that...