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AACC Announces 2014 Corporate Supporter Award Winners; Thanks Organizations for Their Invaluable Support

AACC is pleased to announce the recipients of the AACC 2014 Corporate Supporter Awards. Each year, AACC recognizes the companies and organizations that generously support the association through sponsorships, advertising, and exhibiting. These significant contributions make it possible for AACC to improve patient care by fostering research, innovation, and professional excellence in the field of laboratory medicine.

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Lab-on-a-Chip Technology to Be Featured at 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo

As one of the 10 largest medical exhibitions in the U.S., the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo is the place where breakthrough innovations in clinical testing and patient care are introduced to the healthcare world. This year, many of the trailblazing products displayed by the Expo’s 650 exhibitors will include the latest diagnostic technology in the field of mobile health.

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Puritan Liquid Amies Collection and Transport System Compatible with Copan Wasp® Microbiology Lab Automation

A recent study presented during ASM 2014 found shows that Puritan's Liquid Amies Collection and Transport System and HydraFlock® flocked swabs work as well or better in Copan's WASP®.

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Heart and Sole

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Hopkins Nursing Magazine Summer 2014 issue features the innovative HIV and Master's Entry into Nursing curricula, faculty publications, efforts on patient safety, community building, and plenty of color.

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Healthy Lifestyle May Buffer Against Stress-Related Cell Aging

A new study from UC San Francisco is the first to show that while the impact of life’s stressors accumulate overtime and accelerate cellular aging, these negative effects may be reduced by maintaining a healthy diet, exercising and sleeping well.

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Microscan Introduces the World’s Smallest Machine Vision Smart Camera with Embedded Ethernet

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The Vision MINI Xi smart camera is the world's smallest machine vision system available with embedded Ethernet connectivity. Housed in our patented mini design and featuring built in lens and LED lighting, our award-winning compact smart camera is now available for flexible implementation of machine vision inspection (from decoding to color matching to OCR and more) into industrial environments. The Vision MINI Xi has corner-exit cables with both serial and Ethernet options to meet any connectivity requirement in space-constrained applications, and also packs 24 V interface, optically isolated I/O, and autofocus into its tiny form factor for powerful machine vision tasks with a small footprint.

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Stem Cell Advance May Increase Efficiency of Tissue Regeneration

A new stem-cell discovery might one day lead to a more streamlined process for obtaining stem cells, which in turn could be used in the development of replacement tissue for failing body parts, according to UC San Francisco scientists.

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Mercy Medical Center's 4th Annual Minimally Invasive Robotics Conference to be held Aug. 1-2nd

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Robotic conference offers instruction to assist trained surgeons expand their minimally invasive surgical techniques.

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50-Year Review of Key Detergent Ingredient Use Shows No Adverse Environmental Impacts

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A comprehensive review of five decades’ worth of research shows that high volume use of major detergent ingredients have had no adverse environmental impacts to waterways and river sediments, according to a paper co-authored by the American Cleaning Institute (www.cleaninginstitute.org). The review article was published in the peer-reviewed journal Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology (Volume 44, Issue 17, 2014).

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