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Autism diagnostic app uses smartphone video taken at home

An early-stage study funded by the National Institutes of Health found that diagnosis of autism based on video taken using an in-development smartphone app concurred with diagnosis using  traditional, in-person methods 87% of the time.

New paradigms in diagnostics: graphene and a single drop of blood

Philadelphia's Graphene Frontiers is developing a hand-held, point-of-care diagnostic device that can detect heart attack biomarkers from a drop of blood within minutes, thanks to the use of the company's namesake material.

Early backer of Uber funds smartphone-based device for at-home diagnosis of flu

Shervin Pishevar, one of the earlier backers of new-age taxi service Uber, is throwing his support behind San Diego startup Cue, which is developing a home-enabled diagnostic for testing for testosterone, fertility, inflammation, vitamin D and influenza.

Google's head of life sciences touts its upcoming wearable, nanoparticle-enabled diagnostic

The head of Google's life sciences team drummed up already-high interest in the company's developmental stage wearable diagnostic. The device will use magnets to "call" diagnostic nanoparticles so small that millions fit within a grain of sand, said life science team leader and Google X lab member Andrew Conrad at the WSJD Live conference

Device that performs hundreds of tests with a single drop of blood wins Nokia Sensing Xchallenge

The DNA Medicine Institute, developer of a diagnostic device that can perform hundreds of clinical lab tests with a single drop of blood, won the Nokia Sensing Xchallenge for promising medical sensing technologies.

Google goes after nanotech-enabled disease detection

Google has dedicated more than 100 employees from multiple disciplines to making its vision of nanotechnology-enabled detection of cancer and other diseases a reality. Any tangible product resulting from this ambitious effort is at least 5 to 7 years away.

Welch Allyn partners with startup Gentag to create wearable devices

Established point-of-care diagnostics company Welch Allyn has partnered with wearables startup Gentag to develop medical devices that use wireless sensors.

UPDATED: Dx company Alere sells its health services unit for $600M amid continued restructuring

Alere continued down the path of deleveraging and refocusing on its core competency in diagnostics with the sale of its Alere Health unit to Optum, a part of the insurance company UnitedHealth Group for $600 million.

One-hour Ebola test from bioMérieux receives FDA emergency use authorization

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given a temporary thumbs up to Ebola test FilmArray BioThreat-E from BioFire Defense, a bioMérieux company. The test offers results in one hour rather than the one to two days required by existing methods.

Gamma Medica gets $11.5M for dense breast molecular imaging

Startup Gamma Medica is aiming to improve the odds and lower the cost of effective imaging of dense breast tissue with its molecular breast imaging tool. Now, it's gained a cash infusion of $11.5 million to aid in its commercialization efforts.