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24 November 2011  Rachel Myers
Thermo Fisher Scientific Provides Update on Important Microbiological Issues in Latest Edition of Oxoid Culture Journal
By Rachel Myers @ 17:22 :: 4334 Views :: 2011

Worldwide experts discuss the formation of multispecies biofilms and the impact of mycotoxin contamination in foods

BASINGSTOKE, England (November 24, 2011) – Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced the availability of the latest edition of its microbiology journal, Culture. Volume 32, No. 2 focuses on two microbiological phenomena that have important impacts on human health and industry: the formation of multispecies biofilms and the production of mycotoxins in foods.

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24 November 2011  Rachel Myers
Novel In-Vitro Assays Developed for Mandatory EU-wide Allergen Testing
By Rachel Myers @ 13:08 :: 4316 Views :: 2011

Significant progress towards goal of replacing animal testing for key allergens

24 November 2011 – Proteome Sciences today announces that it has developed a number of novel in-vitro tests for chemical compounds and substances that induce allergies when they come into contact with the skin or the respiratory system. Testing for these allergens in products including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and detergents will become mandatory under EU legislation. 

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24 November 2011  Rachel Myers
Randox expand range of immunoturbidimetric proteins
By Rachel Myers @ 13:02 :: 4281 Views :: 2011

With the recent launch of the Haptoglobin and Ceruloplasmin assays Randox now have one of the largest ranges of immunoturbidimetric proteins on the market. All reagents are liquid ready to use for added convenience; furthermore, automated applications are available for most chemistry systems eliminating the need for specialised protein analysers.

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22 November 2011  Rachel Myers
Randox Toxicology releases the world’s first commercially available immunoassay solution for rapid detection of synthetic cannabinoids and other designer drugs
By Rachel Myers @ 11:36 :: 4507 Views :: 2011

In October 2011, Randox Toxicology launched an ELISA for the detection of synthetic cannabinoids (Spice) in urine and blood. With a dramatic rise in forensic cases involving these drugs, it is essential that all suspected synthetic cannabinoid cases are detected. The Randox Toxicology ELISA offers a highly sensitive screen targeting JWH-018, JWH-073, JWH-398, JWH-200 and a large number of additional metabolites. 

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15 November 2011  Rachel Myers
Looking for Vitamin B12 levels suitable for Anaemia monitoring?
By Rachel Myers @ 12:37 :: 4543 Views :: 2011

Vitamin B12 is found in many immunoassay controls. However, it is normally present at high, clinically insignificant levels, unsuitable when assessing assay sensitivity and performance at the clinical decision level.  The Randox Acusera range of immunoassay controls provides clinically relevant levels capable of accurately assessing the sensitivity of vitamin B12 assays.  

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15 November 2011  Rachel Myers
Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces 2011 Biomedical Science Award Winner
By Rachel Myers @ 12:20 :: 4294 Views :: 2011

BASINGSTOKE, England (November 15, 2011) – Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, is pleased to announce that the 2011 Oxoid Award for Excellence for the best performance on a BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science degree course at the University of Portsmouth, UK, has been awarded to Mrs Gailyn White.


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11 November 2011  Rachel Myers
New Chemistry Analyser to help Increase efficiency and productivity in medium to large laboratories
By Rachel Myers @ 12:28 :: 4324 Views :: 2011

The RX suzuka is the latest addition to the RX series of clinical chemistry analysers from Randox.  As the largest of the RX series the RX suzuka is capable of carrying out up to 800 photometric tests per hour or 1200 tests per hour including ISEs, providing laboratories with increased efficiency and productivity.

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07 November 2011  Rachel Myers
Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Contract Awarded to Oxford Diagnostic Laboratories® for T-SPOT®.TB Testing
By Rachel Myers @ 09:34 :: 4360 Views :: 2011

Oxfordshire UK [Marlborough, MA]; November 7, 2011 –

Oxford Immunotec, Inc. announces that the National Acquisition Center of the Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a Federal Supply Schedule contract (VA797F-12-D-0027) to Oxford Diagnostic Laboratories for T-SPOT.TB testing. This contract will be effective from November 1, 2011 through October 31, 2016.

Oxford Diagnostic Laboratories, a division of Oxford Immunotec, Inc., is the only national TB testing service exclusively dedicated to the T-SPOT.TB test. The laboratory, which is located in Marlborough, Massachusetts, provides TB testing services to hundreds of physicians and healthcare institutions throughout the US.

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03 November 2011  Rachel Myers
Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches Faster Strep Grouping Solution
By Rachel Myers @ 10:57 :: 4694 Views :: 2011

Latex kit offers improved workflow, plus time and cost saving benefits 

BASINGSTOKE, England (November 03, 2011) – Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today launched the Thermo Scientific PathoDxtra Strep Grouping Kit.  This latex agglutination kit offers a faster strep grouping solution than traditional methods for all clinically significant Lancefield groups.

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