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31 March 2011  
SGS ACHIEVES A FULL IVDD NOTIFIED BODY SCOPE
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SGS achieves a full ivdd notified body scope

(GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, 21 MARCH, 2011) – SGS is pleased to announce that it has extended its Notified Body scope under the European Directive 98/79/EC on in vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical devices to include high risk LIST A products, giving a full designation scope. SGS initially gained designation as IVD medical device Directive (IVDD) Notified Body 0120 in 2010, with a scope that included all LIST B and Self-Test IVD devices. This extension to the designated scope means that SGS Notified Body can additionally provide certification services for all LIST A devices. SGS now has a global comprehensive scope for all manufacturers of IVD devices.

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29 March 2011  
Randox Life Sciences Recombinant Proteins: Protein Expression Services Available
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Randox Life Sciences Recombinant Proteins: Protein Expression Services Available

For over 30 years Randox Life Sciences has developed and manufactured a wide range of products including high quality, cost effective recombinant proteins, polyclonal antibodies and conjugates targeting drugs of abuse, steroids, hormones and biochemical markers. These specific life science products are manufactured at our ISO 13485 certified manufacturing plant in the United Kingdom using state of the art facilities.

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29 March 2011  
Proteome Sciences Closes Further Research Contract with Takeda
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Proteome Sciences Closes Further Research Contract with Takeda

29th March 2011 Proteome Sciences plc ("Proteome") is pleased to announce that Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited ("Takeda") has signed a fruther contract to use PS Biomarker Services™. PS Biomarker Services™ will provide Takeda with mass spectrometric asseays for disease realted proteins.

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28 March 2011  
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn automates its Pathology Laboratory to gain efficiencies and increase capacity
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The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn automates its Pathology Laboratory to gain efficiencies and increase capacity
ADVIA LabCell and analysers from Siemens Healthcare boost Pathology strategy

A fully automated Blood Sciences Laboratory has been officially opened at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn NHS Foundation Trust by Sir Keith Pearson, Chair of the NHS Confederation.  The laboratory redesign combines haematology and biochemistry analytical testing onto a single ADVIA® LabCell® from Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics.  

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21 March 2011  
Quality and consistency of blood gas analyser management enhanced at Russells Hall Hospital
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Quality and consistency of blood gas analyser management enhanced at Russells Hall Hospital
Real time web based quality control tool in place for POC performance gains

Russells Hall Hospital in the West Midlands, part of the Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS trust, has recently implemented Real Time Quality Control (RTQC), a web based information management tool from Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics.  It is helping to improve the effectiveness of the Trust’s Point of Care (POC) quality control (QC) programme by gathering live data from six RAPIDLab® Blood Gas analysers sited across the hospital environment.
 

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18 March 2011  
Thermo Fisher Scientific Offers the Complete Range of Quality Control Strains Recommended in the New EUCAST Harmonized Disc Diffusion Method
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Offers the Complete Range of Quality Control Strains Recommended in the New EUCAST Harmonized Disc Diffusion Method

BASINGSTOKE, England (March 18, 2011) – Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced that all of the quality control strains recommended in the new EUCAST (European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing) harmonized disc diffusion method for antimicrobial susceptibility testing are available as Oxoid Culti-Loops.
 

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01 March 2011  
Siemens introduces fully automated Vitamin D Total assay on ADVIA Centaur Systems
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Siemens introduces fully automated Vitamin D Total assay on ADVIA Centaur Systems
Laboratories to benefit from precise, consistent results in as little as 18 minutes

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics has introduced its fully automated Vitamin D Total assay for use on ADVIA Centaur® Immunoassay Systems.  The assay is traceable to Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) considered the gold standard in vitamin D testing.  It also measures the total 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] level (~100% D2 and D3) to ensure patients are correctly evaluated for deficiency, sufficiency or toxicity. 
 

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