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31 October 2011  Rachel Myers
Managed Laboratory Service improves workflow and future proofs the laboratory at Peterborough City Hospital
By Rachel Myers @ 12:00 :: 4742 Views :: 2011

State-of-the-art equipment and software from Roche ensures a modern and efficient pathology service for Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The brand new Peterborough City Hospital has installed state-of-the-art analytical technology in its Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology Laboratory thanks to an innovative Managed Laboratory Service (MLS) from Roche.  Not only has the Roche MLS enabled the laboratory to operate more efficiently, but it is also designed to accommodate the expansion and future development of the service.

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18 October 2011  Rachel Myers
Compliance delivered and quality assured with Radiometer’s new AQURE point-of-care management system
By Rachel Myers @ 13:52 :: 4524 Views :: 2011

Radiometer will be presenting its new AQURE point-of-care (POC) management system at this year’s IBMS Biomedical Science Congress. AQURE offers hospitals a customisable, highly flexible and scalable software solution with the capability to monitor and control the performance of their POC testing platform. The easy-to-use system encompasses a device centre with online analyser, parameter and QC status instantly available. AQURE supports Radiometer blood gas and immunoassay analysers, enabling their remote access and control, and its open architecture also allows monitoring and control of non-Radiometer point-of-care testing devices. 

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18 October 2011  Rachel Myers
Radiometer’s AQT90 FLEX aids point of care D-dimer testing at Frimley Park
By Rachel Myers @ 13:44 :: 4525 Views :: 2011

 Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, UK, has recently invested in Radiometer’s AQT90 FLEX system for point of care D-dimer testing in its Accident and Emergency Department, where it forms part of a screen to help rule out the presence of venous thromboembolism in at-risk patients. 

Lynda Petley, Manager Point of Care Testing Team in the hospital’s Pathology Department, explained: “Following an extensive laboratory evaluation, the AQT90 FLEX was identified as ‘best of breed’ for our requirements, satisfying both the analytical and ergonomic issues which informed our decision to adopt this as a point of care test.” 

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18 October 2011  Rachel Myers
Siemens launches new blood gas analyser to enhance diagnostic testing at the point of care
By Rachel Myers @ 12:30 :: 6050 Views :: 2011

 RAPIDPoint 500 Blood Gas System offers easy-to-use, trusted technology that delivers laboratory-quality test results for a comprehensive menu of critical care parameters

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics has launched the RAPIDPoint® 500 Blood Gas System, its latest cartridge-based point-of-care analyser for critical care testing.  Available worldwide, the RAPIDPoint 500 system leverages proven Siemens technology to ensure reliable results and reduce downtime, while also offering new features designed for ease-of-use at the point of care (POC).

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18 October 2011  Rachel Myers
Randox is revolutionising the Molecular Diagnostics market worldwide.
By Rachel Myers @ 12:00 :: 4290 Views :: 2011

Randox Molecular Diagnostics offers a range of molecular Arrays and assay formats, providing diagnostic, prognostic and response to therapy solutions for a range of conditions including colorectal cancer, sexually transmitted infections and respiratory pathogens, with many more in development.  

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18 October 2011  Rachel Myers
Glucose testing IT connectivity helps to ensure patient safety at Chester Hospital
By Rachel Myers @ 09:30 :: 5815 Views :: 2011

Fully connected Accu-Chek® Inform II meters and cobas® IT 1000 software allow glucose testing to be managed centrally at Countess of Chester Hospital 

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been able to improve the management and quality control of its point of care blood glucose testing with the installation of fully connected Roche Accu-Chek Inform II meters and cobas IT 1000 point of care data management software.  This provides valuable information for the Point of Care (POC) testing  team, and helps to ensure patient safety.

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13 October 2011  Rachel Myers
Highly Accurate Direct Clearance Method for HDL Cholesterol
By Rachel Myers @ 12:04 :: 4898 Views :: 2011

HDL cholesterol is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Accurate and precise measurements are therefore necessary to enable effective diagnosis and treatment of lipid disorders. The direct clearance method from Randox, unlike many other commercially available methods enables accurate diagnosis and risk assessment even with abnormal samples.  

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11 October 2011  Rachel Myers
Looking for an ultra low QC for your hs Troponin T assay?
By Rachel Myers @ 12:36 :: 4137 Views :: 2011

Ensure the accuracy and precision of your hsTnT assay with the new Randox high sensitivity Troponin T control.

Cardiac Troponins are widely used in the detection of Myocardial Infarction (MI) with even small elevations in the levels of cardiac troponin indicating damage to the heart and possible MI.  In light of this both the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) recommend the use of a highly sensitive troponin assay with excellent precision (less than 10% CV) at the 99th percentile of the reference range. 

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10 October 2011  Rachel Myers
GB Rowing unveils its secret weapon
By Rachel Myers @ 12:00 :: 4298 Views :: 2011

Siemens’ RAPIDPoint 350 Blood Gas Analyser used to gain valuable athletic performance data

The GB Rowing Team has hailed the Siemens RAPIDPoint® Blood Gas Analyser as its ‘secret weapon’ in its athletic arsenal following a win of 14 medals at the 2011 World Rowing Championships in Bled, Slovenia.
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