News from the IVD world

A blood and urine test to detect ASD at early stage

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) afflicts 1% of the world’s population. We have previously talked about ASD in this post, This disorder consists of various symptoms that afflict the social and communicative life of the person such as hyperactivity, speech disorders,...

Cybersecurity: Awareness and risk

In recent years, the security of company data with the ever-increasing computerization of operational processes makes the issue of cybersecurity for companies fundamental. We can find companies where access to different types of sensitive data is allowed to many...

3 tips for resolving workplace conflicts

Workplace conflicts are inevitable. The companies are composed of people, with different personalities and different ideas (even if all serve the same goal). Sometimes these personalities and ideas collide, as already said it is normal that there is disagreement, the...

Laboratory relocation: problems and suggestions

Every laboratory manager knows that the laboratories can be relocated for various reasons, some positive and some negative (more or less availability of funds, amount of work etc.). It is fundamental to know well the new place  in order to better position all the...

Cancer: decline in deaths in the USA

Good news about the fight against cancer in the USA: the deaths caused by this disease, since 1991 have fallen by 26% according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). This excellent result is determined by some factors like the reduction of the smoking habit (with...

Lab Safety: Focus on accidents

Work in the laboratory, although protected by a series of guidelines, presents a series of risks. Incidents can occur, sometimes without serious consequences, but sometimes with extremely negative results. Speaking of extreme consequences, Everyone knows how dramatic...

Conflict in workplaces: The Win/Win approach

Conflict in workplaces is an important issue, to which many people often try to escape, as it is considered inconvenient, but risking that the issue will turn into something without solution. A certain level of conflict, when people works together is inevitable, the...

Burnout: how to recover energy

Burnout is one of the worst problems that can afflict a worker. It is a syndrome that comes from a strong and long stress process. As we had already written in a previous post, This pathology is a result of several emotional responses and is a risk that must be...

MS: monitoring with blood test

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is sadly known a chronic autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system. Unfortunately, the symptoms can vary from person to person because they are dependent on which part of the central nervous system is attacked by the disease...

The importance of professional networking

“Taking on a project that was a little outside of Dr.Woodruff's expertise [...] required that I collaborate and network from the very beginning,” McKinnon says. And she isn’t alone in her need to work, and interact with, others. For many lab professionals, it’s a...

Memories from Medica Trade Fair 2017

Our team thanks all of our friends, customers and partners for their support during the great experience of Medica Trade Fair 2017. There were days full of meetings with people from all over the world, with whom to talk about business, technology and the future of IVD...

Prejuidices about physicians: a report

Physicians often face important stress situations. Unfortunately, doctors sometimes have to suffer negative prejudices made by patients who do not demonstrate the due respect. Sites like STAT, WebMD and Medscape have collaborated in collecting stories and data...

Repeatability: an old problem

The question of repeatability in science is an old matter with ancient roots. Despite technological advances, the problem still persists. In a study conducted in 2016 by Nature Magazine, more than 70% of researchers tried to reproduce experiments by other scientists...

Procrastination and work

Procrastination, as we all know, is that behavior that makes us put a task, action, or duty in favor of other tasks for us more enjoyable. It's superfluous to say that this behavior is clashing with productivity at work, it's important for companies and workers, and...

cMyC test: an “instant” blood test for heart attacks

An heart attack (myocardial infarction) occurs when the blood flow to a part of the heart muscle stops, if the flow is not restored, it causes heart muscle damage. Symptoms may vary by person, among the most common we have chest pain, shortness of breath and pain in...

Decision Making in multigenerational teams

Decision making is never a simple process. In any company, periodically, there are difficult choices to make with long meetings where it is discussed the best direction to follow. Teams in companies are often heterogeneous , in their composition, they can integrate...

Low levels of vitamin D to higher risk of MS in Women

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system. MS produces a loss of myelin in multiple areas of the brain. Causes are still unknown, genesis of the disease seems to be caused by a combination of environmental and genetic...