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Theranos CEO banned from operating lab for 2 years

Theranos CEO banned from operating lab for 2 years Things are not looking good for the once-lauded blood testing startup Theranos.Following an investigation, US federal health regulators have imposed stiff penalties against the firm, including barring CEO Elizabeth Holmes from owning a lab for two years, withdrawing regulatory approval for the company’s California lab, and an unspecified monetary fine.

Theranos will stop operating labs and fire 40% of its workers, plans to sell devices instead

Theranos will stop operating labs and fire 40% of its workers, plans to sell devices instead Embattled medical testing firm Theranos has made the decision to get out of the laboratory testing industry.This is a major reversal for the company, following government scrutiny that resulted in a 2-year ban on CEO Elizabeth Holmes running a laboratory.

Vaporware: 2016's wall of shame

Vaporware: 2016's wall of shame Vaporware was a many-splendored thing this year, with entries from the usual suspects (gaming hardware, video games) and the highly unusual (when was the last time you heard about a multi-billion dollar corporation pulling a shrug emoji and hoping no one noticed?After a failed IndieGoGo campaign, Coleco even lent its name to the Chameleon project, hoping for a retro-gaming renaissance.

Single-Use Microfluidics Could Boost Men's Health Diagnostics

Single-Use Microfluidics Could Boost Men's Health Diagnostics And we use microfluidics equipment to test for a huge variety of diagnostically important things, including antibodies, blood gases, blood chemistry, and even cancer cells.This is the field Theranos died on, because it claimed it could use just a few microliters of blood to conduct a whole battery of tests.