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15 July 2014  Joanne Hunter
Battling Antibiotic Resistance New QuickFISH Rapid Pathogen Species Diagnostic Test could help
By Joanne Hunter @ 09:03 :: 353 Views


It was recently announced that the Longitude Prize 2014 will focus on the ability to “create a cost-effective, accurate, rapid and easy-to-use test for bacterial infections” to help combat the scourge of antibiotic resistant microbial infection, putting this critical and growing problem under the spotlight again.
The AdvanDx QuickFISH test, exclusively available in the UK from Alpha Laboratories Ltd. could provide a solution. 

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08 July 2014  Joanne Hunter
New Iam HSV provides rapid molecular confirmation of HSV infection in pregnant women and neonates
By Joanne Hunter @ 14:12 :: 353 Views


DiaSorin has further strengthened its range of infectious disease diagnostic assays for maternal and neonatal health with the launch of Iam HSV for use with the DiaSorin Liaison® Iam analyser.  The launch of this new molecular assay provides rapid and reliable differential detection of herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2) in human cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), vesicle swabs, plasma and whole blood.  Together with Iam VZV for the detection of clinically relevant subtypes of Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV), these assays allow the rapid and reliable detection of alphaherpesvirus infections in pregnant women and neonates.

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08 July 2014  Rebecca Bellars
Blood test for Alzheimer’s moves considerably closer
By Rebecca Bellars @ 09:13 :: 360 Views



Proteome Sciences is pleased to announce publication of a study it has co-authored with King’s College London in which a set of 10 proteins in the blood have been identified which can predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The study which analysed over 1,000 individuals is the largest of its kind to date and marks a significant step towards developing a blood test for the disease. 



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08 July 2014  Joanne Hunter
Derby HospitalNHS FoundationTrust Selects Hologic’sThinPrep Technology for Cervical Screening Programme
By Joanne Hunter @ 08:45 :: 638 Views


Five‐year contract makes Royal Derby Hospital largest ThinPrep processing lab in the UK  

BEDFORD, Mass., July 7, 2014 ‐ Hologic, Inc. today announced it entered into a five‐year contract for its ThinPrep Pap tests and processing equipment with Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. With this agreement, Royal Derby Hospital will be the largest ThinPrep processing laboratory in the UK with an estimated 150,000 samples processed annually.  

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08 July 2014  Joanne Hunter
Safe, Low Cost, Easy Transportation of Blood Samples
By Joanne Hunter @ 08:39 :: 345 Views



With strict regulations applying to the transportation of biological samples such as blood, specimens need to be transported in UN3373 compliant packaging.

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08 July 2014  Joanne Hunter
Appointment of Roger McDowell as Non-Executive Director
By Joanne Hunter @ 08:36 :: 346 Views


1st July, 2014 Proteome Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Steven McDowell to the Board of the Company as a non-executive Director with immediate effect.

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02 July 2014  Joanne Hunter
State-of-the-art laboratory automation helps to provide superior pathology services in Ipswich
By Joanne Hunter @ 10:43 :: 409 Views


New cobas 8100 automated workflow management solution from Roche ensures rapid, high quality results for prompt clinical decisions and improved patient management

The pathology laboratory at Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust is the first site in the UK to go live with the very latest, high throughput automated workflow solution from Roche, the cobas® 8100.  Providing reliable, fully automated, end-to-end sample processing, this cutting edge technology will allow the clinical biochemistry laboratory to cope with increasing workloads while ensuring rapid and predictable turnaround times and high quality analytical results.

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27 June 2014  Joanne Hunter
New Siemens RAPIDComm Data Management System V5.0 delivers workflow innovation for point of care
By Joanne Hunter @ 08:29 :: 437 Views



Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics has released a major software upgrade for the RAPIDComm Data Management System. Version 5.0 of the informatics solution centrally manages Siemens in vitro diagnostics analysers and operators at the point-of-care (POC). The upgrade encompasses Siemens’ POC Ecosystem™ which aims to improve a POC coordinator’s ability to meet challenges across a number of care components including device management, compliance reporting, remote monitoring and mobile access. 

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24 June 2014  Joanne Hunter
DiaSorin acknowledges Biocentric for significant growth in molecular extraction kit sales
By Joanne Hunter @ 11:17 :: 424 Views


The French medical diagnostics supplier, Biocentric, is the latest company to achieve Platinum Distributor Status from DiaSorin in recognition of their outstanding contribution to sales of the DiaSorin Arrow instrument and molecular extraction kits throughout France and overseas.  In the 5 years that Biocentric has been a distributor of Arrow products, their annual sales have demonstrated significant year on year growth.

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18 June 2014  Joanne Hunter
Origin Sciences launches OriCol™, an innovative sampling device to enable investigations in Gastrointestinal (GI) disease
By Joanne Hunter @ 09:17 :: 435 Views



London and Cambridge, UK, 17 June 2014: Origin Sciences Ltd, a medical technology company developing innovative devices for investigating GI diseases, has today announced the launch of their new OricCol™ sample collection device. OriCol™ enables the convenient and effective sampling of mucocellular material that has migrated along the entire colon to the rectum. The OriCol™ device is CE marked and collects biologically informative samples containing a range of biomarkers to enable clinical analysis and research into GI conditions.

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