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An exclusive digital series focusing on the most crucial topics and issues facing today’s laboratory professionals

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Published Jun 9, 2021

Trends in COVID-19 Testing

The emergence of new coronavirus variants is placing extra pressure on health systems, epidemiological efforts, and diagnostic teams, including concerns that mutations could interfere with vaccine efficacy and COVID-19 testing.  This series examines key considerations for laboratories conducting COVID-19 testing.

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COVID-19 Variants—Diagnostics and Surveillance A Comparison of COVID-19 Point-of-Care Tests How Northeastern University Became a Leader in On-Campus COVID-19 Testing Pregnancy and COVID-19: Testing, Transmission, and Vaccines

Trends in COVID-19 Testing

Trends in COVID-19 Testing

The emergence of new coronavirus variants is placing extra pressure on health systems, epidemiological efforts, and diagnostic teams, including concerns that mutations could interfere with vaccine efficacy and COVID-19 testing.  This series examines key considerations for laboratories conducting COVID-19 testing.

The emergence of new coronavirus variants is placing extra pressure on health systems, epidemiological efforts, and diagnostic teams, including concerns that mutations could interfere with vaccine efficacy and COVID-19 testing.  This series examines key considerations for laboratories conducting COVID-19 testing.

The Microbiome

The Microbiome

With a complex influence on metabolism and disease, the microbiome is an undeniable part of human health. However, much remains known about the relationships between microbiota and their human hosts. This series will explore ways to harness the human microbiome to diagnose disease and influence human health.

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Functional Proteomics

Functional Proteomics

While many microfluidic platforms require numerous instruments to prep, run, and analyze samples, researchers can now use IsoPlexis’ functional proteomics platform, which automates the laborious multistep process of a traditional workflow into one easy-to-use system. This series explores how IsoPlexis' platform can be used to overcome several challenges in oncology, including drug resistance.

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Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials aim to treat patients while gaining new insights about a given disease, and particularly how patients respond to treatment. This series will explore how advances in trial design, data collection technologies, and virtual clinical trials are helping modern-day trials run more efficiently, even in the face of uncertainties and unique challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Biobanking

Biobanking

The availability of extensive collections of well-annotated patient samples and clinical information is fundamental to the success of personalized medicine and biomarker discovery. This series will explore how modern biobanks are expanding their scope and size to support innovations that will advance our understanding of health and disease.

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Laboratory Leadership

Laboratory Leadership

Clinical lab managers have a lot on their plate. They are responsible for complying with regulations, budgeting and making purchases, managing laboratory staff, implementing quality control, adhering to safety guidelines, and much more. This series will offer insights and practical solutions for some of the key issues that today's clinical lab managers face.

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COVID-19 in Your Lab

COVID-19 in Your Lab

Laboratories will face crucial challenges related to COVID-19 testing in 2021. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, make sure your lab is ready. This series will feature important resources to prepare you and your lab for the coming year.

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Genomics

Genomics

Since the completion of the Human Genome Project, genomics has taken a central role in basic and translational research. Increasingly, genomic information is also being applied in clinical settings. This series will examine how clinical genomics is transforming clinical research, diagnostics, and therapeutics.

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Hematology and Coagulation

Hematology and Coagulation

The growing prevalence and increasing awareness of hematological conditions are major drivers of clinical hematology. This series will explore some of the technological advances that are improving hematological disease monitoring, prognosis, diagnosis, and screening.

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Clinical Chemistry

Clinical Chemistry

Clinical chemistry accounts for the largest volumes of tests in laboratory medicine. It's also the basis of the majority of clinical decisions that are impacted by laboratory results. This series will focus on some of the analytical challenges often encountered in clinical chemistry testing.

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Precision Medicine

Precision Medicine

Precision medicine is a treatment paradigm that incorporates molecular profiling to get the right drug to the right patient at the right time. This series will explore how advances in precision medicine are improving oncology treatment.

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Clinical Pathology

Clinical Pathology

Clinical pathology is a broad field that comprises clinical chemistry, coagulation, hematology, and urinalysis. This series will discuss the latest advances in clinical pathology, including the increasing use of digitized specimen slides.

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Clinical Proteomics

Clinical Proteomics

Protein profiling, which has traditionally been a key research and discovery tool for therapeutics, can also serve as a powerful diagnostic tool. This series will examine the technological innovations that are driving proteomics into the clinical laboratory.

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