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09 October 2014  Joanne Hunter
Roche Acquires Rights to Technology and Patent Applications from AbVitro to Support Next-Generation Sequencing Pipeline
By Joanne Hunter @ 14:03 :: 212 Views

Pleasanton, CA, USA,  October 9, 2014 / B3C newswire / - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today it made a technology acquisition from AbVitro Inc, a company focused on therapeutic target discovery. Roche obtained exclusive rights to a primer extension based target enrichment technology and associated patent applications filed by AbVitro.  Under the terms of the agreement, AbVitro and Roche scientists will collaborate on the development and application of the technology.

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09 October 2014  Joanne Hunter
Randox TxB Cardio Assay gains CE Approval
By Joanne Hunter @ 11:17 :: 164 Views

Global diagnostics company Randox Laboratories has secured CE marking for their TxB Cardio Assay. TxB Cardio is used to measure the effectiveness of aspirin (ASA), a drug which is used therapeutically around the world for its blood thinning properties. Clinical studies have shown that up to 25-30% of all patients who regularly take low doses of the drug are resistant to its full affects, meaning that these patients are at a considerably increased risk of a future cardiovascular event.

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30 September 2014  Joanne Hunter
UNAUDITED INTERIM RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30th JUNE 2014
By Joanne Hunter @ 10:28 :: 220 Views

HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Commercial

o   Strong underlying growth in biomarker services

o   TMT® reagents sales increased 98%

o   Blood test predicting progression from MCI to Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)

o   Biological results underline performance of CK1d compounds reducing tau damage

o   SysQuant® coverage increased 4-fold to over 23,000 phosphorylation sites

o   SysQuant® delivered outstanding results in pancreatic cancer and in Alzheimer’s – CK1d compounds

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30 September 2014  Joanne Hunter
Abcodia Receives Horizon 2020 Grant to Advance its Pancreatic Cancer Early Diagnosis Test
By Joanne Hunter @ 09:50 :: 209 Views


  • Abcodia wins European Commission grant to advance early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer  
  • Development of an innovative new early diagnostic for pancreatic cancer in healthy individuals at high risk of developing the disease
  • Technology developed in collaboration with renowned biostatistician Prof Carlo Berzuini from The University of Manchester
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25 September 2014  Joanne Hunter
New Arrow™ cell separation and molecular extraction product developments revealed at Diasorin Molecular Distributor Meeting
By Joanne Hunter @ 11:47 :: 280 Views

The recently launched CellSep Advanced kit, for use in combination with the Arrow™ Instrument for the automated isolation of up to three cell types directly from whole blood or buffy coat1, was among the new developments revealed to distributors at the Annual DiaSorin Molecular Distributor Meeting held in Bandol, South of France.  As demand for more automated methods for molecular diagnostics and research increases, DiaSorin aims to ensure that its distributors are equipped to meet the evolving needs of customers.

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25 September 2014  Joanne Hunter
Proteome Sciences signs $2m contract with Genting TauRx Diagnostic Centre to develop diagnostic panels to detect Alzheimer’s disease and monitor treatment efficacy
By Joanne Hunter @ 10:55 :: 213 Views

London, September 25th 2014. Proteome Sciences plc (‘Proteome Sciences’) is pleased to announce that its PS Biomarker Services Division has been selected to develop diagnostic products for Genting TauRx Diagnostic Centre Sdn. Bhd. (‘GTD’), an affiliate of TauRx Therapeutics Ltd (‘TauRx Therapeutics’).  The project will involve PS analysing blood samples from patients enrolled in a phase 3 trial of the experimental Alzheimer’s drug LMTX, targeting the tau pathway, and from age-matched controls.  LMTX is being developed by TauRx Therapeutics for the treatment for Alzheimer’s disease of mild to moderate severity.

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25 September 2014  Joanne Hunter
Merck KGaA to Acquire Sigma-Aldrich to Enhance Position in Attractive Life Science Industry
By Joanne Hunter @ 08:46 :: 213 Views

  • Merck KGaA to acquire Sigma-Aldrich for $140 per share in cash, valuing company at approx. $17 billion (€13.1 billion)
  • • Acquisition expands EMD Millipore’s global reach, increasing the company’s 
  • presence in North America and adding exposure to fast-growing Asian markets 
  • • Customers benefit from broader offering of complementary products and 
  • capabilities and leading e-commerce platform in the industry
  • • Merck KGaA plans to maintain significant presence in St. Louis, MO, 
  • and Billerica, MA
  • • Life Science contribution to Merck KGaA earnings more than doubles
  • • Transaction expected to be immediately accretive to EPS pre and EBITDA margin
  • • Merck KGaA to host media conference call today at 8:00 AM EDT / 2:00 PM CET
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24 September 2014  Joanne Hunter
Advanced automation solution future-proofs expanding pathology workload at Addenbrooke’s Hospital
By Joanne Hunter @ 12:25 :: 223 Views

Addenbrooke’s Hospital, part of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH), has recently installed the Aptio Automation solution from Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. It is providing a fully automated process for analysing all core chemistry and immunoassay work, with the intention of completing the full blood sciences track with the addition of coagulation and haematology in the future. Aptio has already helped to improve throughput, boost capacity and free up staff time at the hospital, therefore allowing for an increased workload.

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24 September 2014  Joanne Hunter
Origin Sciences wins Cambridge Innovation Award for OriCol™ sample collection device
By Joanne Hunter @ 10:12 :: 250 Views


London and Cambridge, UK, 23 September 2014: Origin Sciences Ltd, a diagnostics company developing innovative tools and assays for investigating GI diseases, has today announced it has won a prestigious Cambridge News Top Innovation Award. At the inaugural Awards presentation last week at Clare College, Cambridge, Origin Sciences scooped a coveted Innovation Award for their first product; the OriCol™ sample collection device.

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24 September 2014  Joanne Hunter
Brand New Alpha Laboratories Catalogue - Includes More Than 1000 New Products
By Joanne Hunter @ 09:10 :: 210 Views


Get your personal copy of the new Alpha Laboratories catalogue with the most up to date information on the full range of quality Diagnostic and Laboratory Products.

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