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News Archives: 2016



Major Highlights in 2016

This is a special opportunity for us to share a few major highlights from 2016, and to set the stage for 2017 and how we’ll make continued progress towards our mission of improving global health by discovering and developing easy to use diagnostics. Please know we are grateful for those of you who have joined us on this mission: our.... Read Full Article >



Find us at MEDLAB in 2017 (Now separate from Arab Health!)

Find us at MEDLAB in 2017 In the past, CTK Biotech has been a proud exhibitor at the Arab Health Exhibition and Congress. In 2017 you will now nd us at MEDLAB, the world’s largest laboratory exhibition and congress. Starting in 2017 MEDLAB will now be its own stand-alone event after 15 years of success alongside the Arab Health exhibition..... Read Full Article >



The men’s health gap: men must be included in the global health equity agenda

Last month1 we focused on children’s health worldwide, and in May we focused on women’s health. This month we will focus on men’s health . According to this WHO bulletin titled, The men’s health gap: men must be included in the global health equity agenda several issues are of note: Women are outliving men by an average of almost 6.... Read Full Article >



Thanks for visiting us at MEDICA 2016

Thank you for taking the time to visit CTK’s booth at Medica 2016! This was a fantastic event for CTK and we hope you enjoyed the forums and conferences. With exhibitors from over 68 nations it was an exciting and busy show. For an interesting look at the colorful world of lab medicine, see this highlight video from Medica 2016. .... Read Full Article >



43% of Children Under Five at Risk of Poor Development.What Can We Do?

43% of Children Under Five at Risk of Poor Development. What Can We Do? “An estimated 43 percent—249 million—of children under five in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) are at an elevated risk of poor development due to extreme poverty and stunting. Lancet – Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale Recommendations to help reverse this trend include implementing low-cost.... Read Full Article >



What is the deadliest animal in the world?

What is the deadliest animal in the world? According to the World Health Organization Mosquitoes — one of the deadliest animals in the world  Their ability to carry and spread the disease to humans causes millions of deaths every year. There are several different types of mosquitoes and some have the ability to carry many different diseases. Can you identify.... Read Full Article >



What You May have missed at AACC 2016 in Philadelphia

Over 20,000 laboratory medicine and healthcare professionals attended the 68th Annual Meeting and Expo. The meeting focused on advances in medical testing that will help patients get more accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.  CTK was proud to continue its tradition of attending the Expo. As you can imagine, Zika, Chagas, and Chikungunya were popular topics, and we learned in one.... Read Full Article >




BETTER HEALTH THROUGH LABORATORY MEDICINE AACC is a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to clinical laboratory science and its application to healthcare. Our leadership in education, advocacy and collaboration helps lab professionals adapt to change and do what they do best: provide vital insight and guidance so patients get the care they need.              .... Read Full Article >




Today is WORLD HEPATITIS DAY Both the World Hepatitis Alliance and the WHO’s World Hepatitis Day’s theme for 2016 is ELIMINATION. Hepatitis is a term for inflammatory diseases of the liver, which range from mild and self-limited to severe, progressive forms leading to liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatocellular carcinoma. Viral hepatitis is most commonly caused by the hepatitis A, B and C.... Read Full Article >




WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY June 14th is the 2016 World Blood Donor Day, as recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO). Blood donations have increased by about 25% over the past 12 years with an expected 108 Million donations in 2016 Rates of donations decrease substantially from high-income to low-income countries: high-income countries is 36.8 donations per 1000 population; 11.7.... Read Full Article >



National Women’s Health Week

National Women’s Health Week May 8-14, 2016 is celebrated as National Women’s Health Week and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. During this week, women of all ages pledge to take at least one step towards a healthier life. (Source) CTK offers a wide range of IVD products to aid in the diagnosis and management of.... Read Full Article >



Today is World Malaria Day!

World Malaria Day On April 25, 2016 people around the world will participate in World Malaria Day, taking part in events to fight against and raise awareness about malaria. Facts about Malaria1 : 3.2 billion people in 97 countries – nearly half of the world’s population –  are currently at risk for malaria disease transmission Roughly 15 countries – mainly.... Read Full Article >



Test Your TB Knowledge – It’s World TB Day

World TB Day, March 24, 2016, is an opportunity to raise awareness about the enormous burden of TB. With 1.5 million TB-associated deaths per year, TB is a top infectious killer worldwide.   Key Facts: In 2014, 9.6 million people fell ill with TB and 1.5 million died from the disease. Over 95% of TB deaths occur in low- and middle.... Read Full Article >



It’s Cancer Awareness Month – Do you know these cancer facts?

February is worldwide Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Cancer can be reduced if detected by early screening and diagnosis, and then treated early. Did you know these facts about cancer? Most Common Cancers: Here are the most commonly diagnosed cancers (in order of frequency) worldwide according to the CDC: Men:.... Read Full Article >



Zika virus: WHO declares public health emergency!

On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern after the rapid increase of microencephaly cases in newborn babies, which is strongly believed to be linked to women with an infectious history of the Zika virus (ZIKV) during pregnancy. http://www.cdc.gov/zika/index.html ZIKV recently emerged as an epidemic in Latin America, particularly in Brazil.... Read Full Article >



Top 6 Things to Do at Arab Health 2016

If you’re going to the Arab Health 2016, we’d be pleased to schedule time with you to discuss our soon to be released TORCH panel that includes: Toxoplasmosis, Rubella, CMV, and HSV-1 & HSV-2. Detects and differentiates BOTH IgM and IgG in the above tests Differentiates HSV-1 and HSV-2 Includes semi-quantitative results for Rubella Can be used with whole blood,.... Read Full Article >