Editorial Article: 14 top research and technology stories showcased at the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo 2021

We’ve rounded up the latest clinical news and technological advancements which made waves at this year’s conference

08 Oct 2021

The 2021 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo took place from September 26 to 30, in Atlanta, GA. This year’s conference was held in person and was also available virtually for those who could not travel due to the pandemic. 

The event boasted more than 400 exhibitors, with over 50 expert speakers, and a product showcase exhibiting the latest in diagnostic technology, SARS-CoV-2 testing, mobile health, automation, and point-of-care solutions. Speakers at the event covered topics from emerging technologies in laboratory medicine, infectious disease burden, engineered microsystems, emergency medicine, and much more.

Attendees of this year’s conference were also invited to take part in the COVID-19 Immunity Study, launched by the AACC. The study aims to investigate vaccine longevity and examine the use of serological tests to measure lasting immunity within a large cohort.

In this news roundup, discover the top technology and research news stories shared at the show, click on the headlines to learn more. 

  1. Thermo Fisher Scientific unveils new clinical and research lab innovations

  2. Beckman Coulter’s new urinalysis solution cuts sample processing time

  3. Seegene unveils fully automated molecular testing system

  4. Omega Bio-Tek's new automation-ready, prefilled 96-well plates kit aims to increase the convenience of DNA purification

  5. 20/20 GeneSystems launches first accelerator facility for innovative clinical lab tests

  6. Hamilton and Rhinostics reinvent rapid swab-based sample workflows from collection to processing

  7. SCIENION and Pictor Limited partner to commercialize high-throughput SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing system

  8. New antibody detection platform offers accelerated multiplex detection of antibodies against pathogens or autoantibodies against biomarkers

  9. Breaking research that could advance COVID-19 treatment and testing

  10. Machine learning tools for COVID-19 patient screening and improved lab test management

  11. New non-invasive tests for colon and prostate cancer

  12. Novel research tackling challenges in women’s health

  13. New research captures SARS-CoV-2 antibody patterns in vaccinated and naturally infected individuals

  14. New test could improve access to mental health support for healthcare professionals who are burned out from the COVID-19 pandemic

The 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo will be held in Chicago from July 24-28, 2022.

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