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23 June 2015  Joanne Hunter
Control the Quality of Your Flow
By Joanne Hunter @ 12:20 :: 108 Views

Commercially available Quality Control materials bring third party verification to analytical and diagnostic procedures. This is an increasingly important requirement for laboratories working towards or maintaining ISO 15189 accreditation. Flow cytometry systems, such as those from BD Biosciences and Beckman Coulter®, are well supported with a wide range of speciality control materials from Streck, supplied in the UK by Alpha Laboratories.

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23 June 2015  Joanne Hunter
Optimised Fluorescence for Rapid Sepsis Species Identification Assays
By Joanne Hunter @ 12:07 :: 81 Views

QuickFISH™ is a rapid, molecular diagnostic platform, developed by AdvanDx, and now exclusively available in the UK from Alpha Laboratories. It provides 20 minute species identification of bacteria, directly from positive blood cultures. This enables clinicians to prescribe the correct antimicrobial therapy for patients with bloodstream infections much earlier, ensuring better patient outcome, reduced hospital stays and lower medical costs.

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16 June 2015  Joanne Hunter
Beckman Coulter Diagnostics Showcases the New DxN VERIS Molecular Diagnostics System at the 2015 EuroMedLab
By Joanne Hunter @ 15:29 :: 160 Views

Nyon, Switzerland — (16 June 2015) Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is showcasing its revolutionary DxN VERIS Molecular Diagnostics System* at Innovations to Improve Workflow for the Diagnostics Laboratory, booth D23 and D24 at the IFCC-EFLM EuroMedLab, 22-24 June 2015, Palais des Congrès, Paris, France.

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01 June 2015  Joanne Hunter
Supplying Quality to Science Since 1975 Celebrating 40 Years
By Joanne Hunter @ 11:20 :: 128 Views

In June 2015 Alpha Laboratories celebrates 40 years of providing support to UK and international scientists. The company remains today, as always, a family run business with the same vision and ethos, whilst continuing to focus on customer needs and ever changing technologies.

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01 June 2015  Joanne Hunter
Preliminary results for the year ended 31st December, 2014
By Joanne Hunter @ 08:18 :: 133 Views

29th May,

29th May, 2014


  • Revenue increase 9% to £1.56m (2013:£1.43m) excluding equipment on loan £nil (2013: £0.71m)
  • Licenses/Sales/Services revenue up 7% to £1.30m (2013:£1.21m) excluding equipment on loan
  • TMT® sales rose 31% in 2014
  • Loss after tax £3.57m (2013:£3.15m)
  • Cash at year-end £1.87m (2013:£0.60m)
  • Strong underlying growth in biomarker services
  • $2m services contract from Genting TauRx – co- owners of companion diagnostic
  • Excellent safety characteristics in toxicity screens for CK1d compounds
  • First MCI/AD panel in blood – for clinical tests, stratification, drug development
  • HUPO Science and Technology Award for TMT®



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01 June 2015  Joanne Hunter
EKF Diagnostics highlighting cancer molecular diagnostics products at ASCO 2015
By Joanne Hunter @ 08:12 :: 133 Views

Cardiff, UK – 27 May 2015 – EKF Diagnostics will be exhibiting its range of molecular diagnostics products supporting personalized medicine in cancer at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, 29th May to 2nd June, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. Here 30,000 oncology professionals from around the world will be brought together to discuss the very latest in treatment modalities, therapies and research in the field, in order to apply this knowledge to enhance cancer patient care.

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01 June 2015  Joanne Hunter
Novel in-line blood gas analyser demonstrated in Germany at H.I.T. 2015
By Joanne Hunter @ 08:08 :: 130 Views

Cambridge, UK – 27 May 2015 Sphere Medical, innovator in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, will be exhibiting its new Proxima patient dedicated arterial blood gas analyser for the first time in Germany at H.I.T. 2015. The ‘Hamburger Intensivtage’, 29-30th May, will focus on the effective diagnosis and treatment of critically ill patients in alignment with the very latest research.

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29 May 2015  Rebecca Bellars
The power of TMT® to be presented at ASMS
By Rebecca Bellars @ 10:54 :: 117 Views

Multiple applications of TMT® reagents will be 
extensively presented by both academic and industry researchers at the forthcoming 63rd American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) annual meeting in St. Louis, Missouri between May 31st and June 4th 2015.

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21 May 2015  Joanne Hunter
Newly-Published Data Shows the Effectiveness of OriCol™ for Sampling the Gut Microbiome
By Joanne Hunter @ 11:00 :: 124 Views

London and Cambridge, 1st April 2015 : Origin Sciences Ltd, a medical technology company developing innovative diagnostics and devices for investigating GI diseases, has published new data showing the effectiveness of its OriCol™ sampling device in gut microbiome research and development.

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15 May 2015  Joanne Hunter
New affordable advanced NGS cancer test launched by EKF subsidiary
By Joanne Hunter @ 13:39 :: 116 Views

Cardiff, UK – 15th May 2015 – EKF Diagnostics subsidiary, Selah Genomics, has announced the launch of its next generation sequencing (NGS) technology PrecisionPath™ in partnership with Greenville Health Systems (GHS), one of the leading community-based cancer institutes in the US. For the first time patients will have wider access to affordable advanced NGS testing that can help doctors determine the most effective cancer treatments based on an individual’s genetic profile.  This new NGS panel molecular test is an important step towards readily accessible and affordable personalized medicine in cancer.

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