Med-tech happenings, including deals and partnerships, grants, preclinical data and other news in brief: Alliancerx Walgreens Prime, Bruker, Canopy Biosciences, Clearside Medical, Collective Medical, Fio, Genetic Technologies, Intelelabs, Intersect ENT, Natera, NaviFUS, Nebraska Health Information Initiative, Noridian Healthcare Solutions, Relay Medical, Todos Medical, Veracyte, Xifin.
The rescission order directing the U.S. FDA to abandon regulation of lab-developed tests is scarcely three weeks in the past, but two senior managers at the FDA are pushing back in an editorial appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine. The FDA’s Jeff Shuren and Tim Stenzel wrote that there is “a need for a common legislative framework” to ensure clinical tests are accurate and reliable, which implicitly concedes that the statute does not authorize the agency to regulate lab-developed tests.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in diagnostics, including: Deep learning aid for diagnosing TB in HIV patients; Self-collected swabs vs. health care worker collected for COVID-19 testing; SCAD vs. plaques in heart attacks; Diagnosing neuroblastoma in children.
Regulatory snapshots, including global submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Boston Scientific, Exsomed, Glaxosmithkline, Innoviva, Izi Medical, Verily.