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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 :: 147 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 :: 176 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 :: 153 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 :: 151 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 :: 164 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 :: 200 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 :: 150 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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17 September 2014  Joanne Hunter
Miniature in-line blood gas analyser launched by Sphere Medical at AAGBI 2014
By Joanne Hunter @ 08:53 :: 156 Views

Cambridge, UK – 16 September 2014 Sphere Medical, innovator in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, will launch its cutting edge in-line patient dedicated arterial blood gas analyser at the AAGBI Annual Congress 2014, Harrogate, 17-19th September. The new Proxima miniaturised blood gas analyser uniquely delivers rapid and frequent results at a patient’s bedside to enable fast response, proactive critical care.

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16 September 2014  Joanne Hunter
Science and Technology Award for TMT at HUPO World Congress
By Joanne Hunter @ 09:45 :: 176 Views

15th September 2014. Proteome Sciences is delighted that HUPO (Human Proteome
Organisation) has announced that the Science and Technology Award for the
commercialisation of isobaric mass tagging technologies, including our TMT® isobaric mass
tags for labelling samples in mass spectrometers, is to be presented at the forthcoming HUPO
World Congress in Madrid. Dr Andrew Thompson, Head of Chemical Proteomics at
Proteome Sciences is amongst the team being honoured. Dr Thompson was an original
inventor of TMT® proteomics and he has also worked on the application of isobaric tags in
genomics and MALDI imaging. TMT® chemical tags, distributed through Thermo Scientific,
have become the global market leader and that position will be extended through a continuing
program of new product introductions.

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11 September 2014  Joanne Hunter
The Juncker Commission: A strong and experienced team standing for change
By Joanne Hunter @ 10:19 :: 184 Views

Today, President-elect Juncker unveiled his team and the new shape of the next European Commission. After the European Union has come through one of the most testing periods in its history, one of the biggest challenges will be to convince citizens that things will change. To deliver change, the Commission needs to be open to reform. The new European Commission will be streamlined to focus on tackling the big political challenges Europe is facing: getting people back to work in decent jobs, triggering more investment, making sure banks lend to the real economy again, creating a connected digital market, a credible foreign policy and ensuring Europe stands on its own feet when it comes to energy security. The new way the Commission will be set up reflects these Political Guidelines, on the basis of which Jean-Claude Juncker was elected by the European Parliament.

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