Last week, Clinical Lab Products was on the scene of the 2016 annual meeting of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), in Philadelphia.
As of Wednesday, August 3, the meeting had 20,000 registrants, representing a 14% increase from attendance at last year’s event and the highest number of attendees in the past 4 years. The clinical lab expo boasted more than 730 exhibitors and covered 244,000 net square feet—the largest show floor in the conference’s history.
“At the 68th AACC annual scientific meeting, leaders in laboratory medicine demonstrated the integral role they play in healthcare—whether it’s curbing outbreaks of infectious diseases like Zika, finding new solutions to tackle diabetes, or offering essential insights into cannabis use for policymakers,” says Janet B. Kreizman, CEO of AACC. “Laboratory medicine professionals continue to develop innovative solutions to patient health problems, and I look forward to seeing the new advances that will be presented at next year’s conference.”
Here’s an overview of news that CLP highlighted in its AACC 2016 blog.
- A number of vendors introduced brand new families of products, including the Alinity portfolio from Abbott and the ACL Top 50 series of hemostasis testing systems from Instrumentation Laboratory.
- Other exhibitors previewed up-and-coming technologies, including the Atellica Solution from Siemens Healthineers, the Sgx Clarity system from Singulex, and the Ortho Vision Max from Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics.
- Companies were proud to discuss the benefits of their newly FDA-cleared products, including Bio-Rad, Cepheid, and MedTest.
- Many—like Beckman Coulter, Quest, and Sekisui—also shared exciting company announcements, including new partnerships and service offerings.
For more news related to AACC 2016, check out CLP’s AACC 2016 blog, sponsored by Kronus.