New machine-learning simulations reduce energy need for mask fabrics, other materials

A new computational effort between Argonne and 3M promises to reduce energy consumption without sacrificing material quality in the production of nonwoven plastics, commonly used in surgical masks.

American Dental Hygienists’ Association Teams Up with Colgate® for National Dental Hygiene Month 2022

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA®) is proud to announce its partnership with Colgate® Oral Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM) this October. This year’s focus is built on the theme of Empowerment.

La Jolla Institute for Immunology Acquires the Carterra LSA Platform to Advance State-of-the-Art Immunological and Infectious Disease Research

Carterra, Inc., the world leader in innovative technologies enabling high-throughput biology, and La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI), a globally recognized non-profit research organization dedicated to understanding the power of the immune system to promote human health, announced today that LJI has acquired a Carterra LSA instrument to enhance its antibody screening and characterization work.


QuidelOrtho Corporation (NASDAQ: QDEL) (“QuidelOrtho”) announced today that its subsidiary, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, a leading provider of in vitro diagnostics solutions and services to hospitals, clinical laboratories and blood banks around the world, has earned the No. 1 ranking in the diagnostics industry for Overall Customer Satisfaction in the 2022 IMV ServiceTrak™ Awards for the fifth consecutive year. The ranking is based on interviews conducted with laboratory professionals, including Ortho’s customers, from more than 1,200 clinical testing locations operating over 1,900 collective instruments. The prestigious annual IMV ServiceTrak™ Awards rankings affirm the continued power and impact of Ortho’s innovative Ortho Care® Services and Informatics platform.

Open Lab Solutions Announces New Manufacturing Division to Initially focus on Medical Plastics

CHICAGO, July 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — AACC 2022 Open Lab Solutions, Inc., is announcing the formation of a new division, AMCAR Scientific, that will focus on an expanding product line of plastic consumables used in the medical industry. OLS is exhibiting within booth #3257 at the 74th American Association for Clinical Chemistry Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Laboratory Exposition (AACC 2022) at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, July 24 – 28th.

Athens Research and Technology, Inc. recognized as Exporter of the Year

The Georgia Department of Economic Development announced the winners of their annual Globe Awards on May 23rd, 2022. Among the awards were three top designations for Exporter of the Year. Athens Research and Technology, Inc. (ART) was the recipient of the Exporter of the Year award for a business with less than 20 employees. The award was presented at the laboratory to ART’s CEO, John Mitchell, on May 25th by Mary Waters, the Deputy Commissioner of International Trade for the State of Georgia.

LumiraDx to Present on Impact of its Next-Generation Microfluidic Technology at American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Conference in Chicago

LumiraDx, a next-generation point of care diagnostics company will be hosting an industry workshop at this week’s American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Conference in Chicago. The workshop, held on July 27th, will include data-backed insights on the impact of LumiraDx’s advanced microfluidic technology over lateral flow point-of-care antigen tests, and the role of these rapid immunoassays in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Cytovale®, a medical diagnostics company focused on providing rapid and insightful tools to improve early detection of fast-moving and immune-mediated diseases, will reveal its 510(k) pending Cytovale system and 10-minute IntelliSep® sepsis risk stratification test at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) annual meeting, where new data featuring the test will also be shared. The instrument can be seen in the Cytovale booth, no. 5045, in the exhibit hall during Clinical Lab Expo hours. The IntelliSep test was recently named an AACC Disruptive Technology Award Semifinalist and is also being featured in the Disruptive Tech area of the exhibit hall during the meeting.