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24 April 2015  Joanne Hunter
Momentum Bioscience Ltd secures CE marking for the first of its range of innovative diagnostic products.
By Joanne Hunter @ 14:52 :: 2 Views

Momentum Bioscience Ltd is pleased to announce that it has CE marked Cognitor® Minus, the first in a range of products for the hospital microbiology laboratory utilising ETGA®. ETGA® is a
novel technology for the rapid, universal detection of viable bacteria & fungi.

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23 April 2015  Joanne Hunter
EKF launches next generation Hemo Control POC hemoglobin analyzer
By Joanne Hunter @ 09:52 :: 2 Views

Cardiff, UK – 22nd April 2015 – EKF Diagnostics, the global diagnostics company, announces that it has launched its next generation Hemo Control point-of-care (POC) diagnostics analyzer, providing laboratory accurate hemoglobin and hematocrit results in one simple test. Uniquely the new hemoglobin POC analyzer enables full upgrade with Data Management functionality as required, giving the user complete flexibility over their future connectivity options via its bi-directional interface.

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22 April 2015  Joanne Hunter
Safe, Easy Specimen Transport System New Triple Universal Pack Extends SpeciSafe® Range
By Joanne Hunter @ 08:09 :: 7 Views

SpeciSafe® secondary packaging containers provide a safe, convenient and economical solution for compliant mailing of biohazardous and clinical specimens. The extensive SpeciSafe range includes solutions for screw cap microtubes, serum vials, vacuum blood collection tubes, cryovials, Bijou containers, swabs/transport tubes and is now extended to include a pack to seal 3 Universal containers in addition to the original single Universal pack.

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08 April 2015  Joanne Hunter
RD Biomed achieves ISO 9001 certification
By Joanne Hunter @ 09:15 :: 55 Views

RD Biomed achieves ISO 9001 certification

Yorkshire medical technology innovator meets global benchmark for quality management



RD Biomed, the Hull-based medical technology company, is proud to announce that its quality management system has achieved the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 certification.

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02 April 2015  Joanne Hunter
By Joanne Hunter @ 14:27 :: 188 Views

  • Precision test detects minute deterioration in kidney function
  • Identifies patients at early stages – missed by current testing
  • NICE says new test regime could cut the number of patients on medication and dialysis by up to 20%
  • Chronic kidney disease affects older people and more common in women
  • Unchecked, CKD can eventually cause kidney failure and death
  • CKD linked to diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease
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18 March 2015  Joanne Hunter
By Joanne Hunter @ 13:47 :: 106 Views

Cobham, UK, March 18th 2015: Proteome Sciences plc, a global leader in proteomics, is pleased to announce that it will present four posters at the 12th International Conference on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases and Related Neurological Disorders which opens today in Nice, France. The posters highlight recent developments in Proteome Sciences’ proprietary biomarker discovery technologies for enhanced biomarker discovery, mapping of cell signaling pathways and targeted mass spectrometry methods for a blood biomarker of Alzheimer’s disease.

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09 March 2015  Joanne Hunter
Trading update
By Joanne Hunter @ 12:13 :: 67 Views

9 March 2015: The Board is pleased to announce that its biomarker services division has got off to a good start in 2015 with five biomarker contracts signed. Encouragingly, there has been a strong increase in demand for SysQuant™, TMT® calibrator and TMT® MS3 services from major pharmaceutical customers and this is reflected by a growing pipeline of firm orders and quotations that should close in Q1/Q2.

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09 March 2015  Joanne Hunter
New Philisa® ampC ID Kit Identifies Antibiotic Resistant Gram Negative Bacteria
By Joanne Hunter @ 11:34 :: 74 Views

The new Streck Philisa® ampC ID Kit enables rapid identification of six plasmid-mediated ampC resistance genes for pathogen surveillance in hospitals and research. When used along with standard culture, this conventional PCR kit will help to provide up-to-date information for infection control by identifying which gram-negative ampC resistant bacterial strains are present in the hospital. Resistance to the beta-lactam class of anti-microbials is a significant cause of multidrug-resistant urinary tract and bloodstream infections.

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06 March 2015  Joanne Hunter
GSK-Novartis deal close - Vaccines communication
By Joanne Hunter @ 09:07 :: 104 Views

GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) is pleased to announce a three-part inter-conditional transaction with Novartis AG involving its Consumer Healthcare, Vaccines & Oncology Businesses:

  • GSK and novartis will create a new world-leading Consumer Healthcare business in which GSK will have a majority control.
  • GSK will acquire Novartis' global Vaccines business (excluding influenza vaccines).
  • GSK will divest its marketed Oncology portfolio, related R&D activities and rights to its AKT inhibitor and also grant of commercialisation partner rights for future oncology products to Novartis.
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05 March 2015  Joanne Hunter
Siemens combats increasing point-of-care workload with ecosystem approach
By Joanne Hunter @ 12:06 :: 118 Views

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics is tackling challenges faced by point-of-care (POC) coordinators in the laboratory with an innovative ecosystem approach. The Ecosystem solution was recently launched as an integrated component of the RAPIDComm® Data Management System, an informatics solution which centrally manages Siemens in vitro diagnostics analysers and operators. The solution encompasses eight core components including device management, operator management, quality control, compliance reporting, competency management, inventory management, remote monitoring and mobile access.

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