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18 January 2012  Rachel Myers
Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces New Improved Universal Containers
By Rachel Myers @ 11:35 :: 5162 Views :: 2012

Sterilin 30mL Universals with quick start cap and improved leak-free performance

NEWPORT, Wales (January 18, 2012) – Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today introduced a range of new, improved Thermo Scientific Sterilin 30mL Universal Containers with easier handling and improved leak-free performance. 

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17 January 2012  Rachel Myers
E-learning package helps York Teaching Hospital meet CPA standards for Point of Care Testing
By Rachel Myers @ 11:17 :: 5614 Views :: 2012

Roche solution saves time and provides consistent, high standard of training which ultimately enhances patient safety

As Point of Care (POC) diagnostic testing increases in healthcare facilities, the training of users to ensure that they are competent in using POCT equipment is becoming an ever growing challenge.This has been recognised in the Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA) standards for POC testing, which calls for POC testing facilities to demonstrate adequate training and recertification of operators. York Hospital has adopted the cobas® academy e-learning tool from Roche to help meet these requirements.

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17 January 2012  Rachel Myers
Highly specific Lp(a) assay from Randox available for chemistry analysers
By Rachel Myers @ 11:13 :: 4380 Views :: 2012

The Randox liquid ready to use Lipoprotein (a) assay provides a highly sensitive and specific method for the detection of Lp(a) in human serum and plasma.  The assay is based on an immunoturbidimetric method and is suitable for use on most chemistry analysers, the assay is not affected by Apo(a) size related bias like other commercially available methods.  

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13 January 2012  Rachel Myers
Radiometer’s QA Portal helps Royal Hampshire meet EQA requirements
By Rachel Myers @ 11:03 :: 5098 Views :: 2012

The Royal Hampshire County Hospital (RHCH), Winchester, has six Radiometer blood gas analysers – including 810, 820, 825M and 835M systems – and relies on the Company’s QA Portal to help meet EQA requirements and simplify regulatory compliance. Colin Dickens, Manager of the Biochemistry Department at RHCH, explained: “All the blood gas analysers are connected using the RADIANCE system, which provides 24 hour monitoring to ensure our instruments are operating correctly and, as part of our quality assurance, we also use Radiometer’s QA Portal to monitor the alignment of the instruments.”

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