The 70th annual American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) scientific meeting and clinical expo was hosted in Chicago, July 29 through August 2.
The research and discussion focal points this year included: Eight topic tracks ranging from Mass Spectrometry and Genomics/Genetics to Pediatric/Maternal-Fetal and Point-of-Care Testing. Plenary and scientific session topics ranged from quality considerations for FDA/CLIA laboratory testing standards to Nucleic Acid Detection Using CRISPR-Dx, and beyond.
The event also ushered in a new product competition, the AACC Disruptive Technology Award, which recognized innovative testing solutions that improve patient care through diagnostic performance or access to high-quality testing.
A total number of 871 exhibitors were present, showcasing a vast array of products, services, and new technologies. Here we offer a snapshot of the range and depth of technologies on display at this year's conference. We also take a moment to highlight an innovative product designed to address a major pain point in the clinical lab.
Roche Diagnostics showcased their Cobas line of integrated and speciality clinical analyzers.
Thermo Scientific showcased a range of instruments and clinical solutions, from clinical and specialty chemical analyzers to LC-MS/MS, NGS systems, and more. View listings at LabX.com
Perkin Elmer was also present, showcasing the suite of diagnostic applications and screening products. View listings at LabX.com
Helmer Scientific showcased their high-quality temperature control products for health departments and clinics.
Follet showcased refrigerators, freezers, and ice and water dispensers designed for precise temperature control applications and patient-focused care.
Eppendorf was present as well, demonstrating the wide-ranging solutions including next generation sequencing, high-performance liquid handling devices, consumables, and more. View listings at LabX.com
Many more products and solutions were on display, making the AACC clinical expo an interesting and informative event. This meeting also lends discussion to important yet traditionally underserved areas of the clinical lab landscape, and innovative products designed to address these pain points.
Ultra-low temperature freezers are a fixture in most clinical labs, serving perhaps the most important function in preserving and maintaining the integrity of clinical samples. As such, great strides in innovation have brought these devices to new standards of security, reliability, accessibility, and traceability for clinical applications.
Despite these advances, deficiencies remain for similar levels of performance in remote storage of clinical samples -- in laboratories, the clinic, or at the patient's bedside.
Stirling Ultracold has released a new product designed to address this very need – with advanced performance for clinical trials, drug discovery, and beyond.
These features combined with minimal moving parts translate to an engineering innovation well-matched with a challenging yet important clinical application.
View ULT freezer listings at LabX.com
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