Safety CSR News

Abbott Receives FDA 510(K) Clearance for the First Rapid Handheld Blood Test for Concussions

Summary: 
  • The test to help evaluate mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), commonly known as concussion, produces a result within 15 minutes after a plasma sample is inserted and will run on Abbott's i-STAT™ Alinity™ handheld device
  • Having a blood test available could help eliminate wait time in the emergency room and could reduce the number of unnecessary CT scans by up to 40%
  • The test simultaneously measures biomarkers UCH-L1 and GFAP, proteins found in the blood after a concussion or head trauma
  • Building on this initial clearance, Abbott is also working on a test that would use whole blood on i-STAT at the point of care, and developing a test for its Alinity™ i and ARCHITECT® core laboratory instruments under FDA breakthrough designation
Press Release
  • The test to help evaluate mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), commonly known as concussion, produces a result within 15 minutes after a plasma sample is inserted and will run on Abbott's i-STAT™ Alinity™ handheld device
  • Having a blood test available could help eliminate wait time in the emergency room and could reduce the number of unnecessary CT scans by up to 40%
  • The test simultaneously measures biomarkers UCH-L1 and GFAP, proteins found in the blood after a concussion or head trauma
  • Building on this initial clearance, Abbott is also working on a test that would use whole blood on i-STAT at the point of care, and developing a test for its Alinity™ i and ARCHITECT® core laboratory instruments under FDA breakthrough designation

American Airlines Is First US Airline to Introduce Health Passport for All International Travel to US

Summary: 
  • American is the first U.S. airline to introduce a health passport for inbound travel to the United States from all international destinations.
  • Customers traveling to the United States can use the VeriFLY app to confirm testing and other COVID-19 travel requirements beginning Jan. 23.
Press Release
  • American is the first U.S. airline to introduce a health passport for inbound travel to the United States from all international destinations.
  • Customers traveling to the United States can use the VeriFLY app to confirm testing and other COVID-19 travel requirements beginning Jan. 23.

Qualcomm's C-V2X Delivers Outstanding Performance for Automotive Safety

Blog

As automakers and regulators move closer to complete adoption of connected vehicles, and cities and other road owners ambitiously pursue smart and safe transportation, it is important to use a high performance and practical radio technology dedicated to road safety. We at Qualcomm Technologies believe Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) is the solution going forward.

Simon Achieves WELL Health-Safety Rating

Press Release

NEW YORK – January 14, 2021 /3BL Media/– Simon announced today its achievement of the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)’s WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management for over 200 properties in the company’s portfolio.

One Water Strategies Provide Global Benefits and Develop Resilient Communities

Combatting climate change and public health challenges through One Water strategies while improving water quality and public health and providing economic benefits
Blog

Using One Water strategies can address environmental threats, while improving the economy, quality of life, and environmental health.

When COVID-19 Struck, They Answered the Call for Help

How 211 helped people keep their homes after the pandemic threw them out of work
Blog

When COVID-19 threw millions out of work, threatening their ability to feed and house their families, specialists at NC 211 were there to help.

People can call, text or email 211 across the country to find support for housing and utility assistance and other social services. In 2019, the service’s representatives answered nearly 12 million calls. Because of the pandemic, the agency expects that number to double in 2020.

Here's to Your Health: Healthy Solutions for a Complex World

Using the latest technologies and advanced analytics to make infrastructure, ecosystems, and communities healthier and more sustainable
Article

Introduction

As the old saying goes, if you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything. At Tetra Tech, we use our Leading with Science® approach every day to support healthy people, healthy communities, and healthy environments. Using the latest technologies and advanced analytics, our technical specialists are helping to make buildings and infrastructure smarter, ecosystems more functional and resilient, and our complex world a little safer, healthier, and more sustainable.

Smarter Buildings for Healthier People

Cold Chain Logistics Deliver Medical Innovations

Blog

Many healthcare products are derived from biologic products or other components that make them highly susceptible to damage from heat, not to mention light exposure and unsafe handling. In recent decades, significant advances in cell therapy, tissue-based products, transplant medicine and biopharmaceuticals have created new treatment alternatives for patients, but ensuring they reach those patients in a viable state demands innovation in cold chain systems.

Tennessee DOT Completes State's Largest Highway Project

WSP USA served as lead designer for the recently completed reconstruction of Interstate 440, a major Nashville highway.
Blog

The highway that has provided a critical southern loop around the city of Nashville for more than three decades has been given a significant upgrade that will provide motorists with a roadway that is safer and faster to travel.

The $154.8 million reconstruction of Interstate 440 (I-440), between Interstate 40 and Interstate 24 in Davidson County, is the single largest transportation project in the history of the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).

Cleaning With a Purpose, American Airlines Earns STAR Accreditation From the Global Biorisk Advisory Council

Press Release

FORT WORTH, Texas, December 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – American is the first airline to achieve GBAC STAR™ accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) for its entire fleet of aircraft and Admirals Club lounges. STAR is a performance-based program based on American establishing effective cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention work practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics such as the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Pages

Subscribe to Safety