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22 March 2012  Rachel Myers
RIQAS (Randox International Quality Assessment Scheme) gain accreditation to ISO/IEC 17043
By Rachel Myers @ 15:57 :: 2108 Views

RIQAS (Randox International Quality Assessment Scheme) are pleased to announce our recent accreditation in accordance with ISO/IEC 17043:2010, "Conformity Assessment - General Requirements for Proficiency Testing". All clinical laboratories that seek accreditation to ISO 15189 can now be certain that RIQAS will meet their External Quality Assessment (EQA) requirements. 

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19 March 2012  Rachel Myers
EuroHYP EU Grant Award for Stroke -- Blood biomarker analysis in major 1500 patient Phase 3 clinical trial
By Rachel Myers @ 15:45 :: 1956 Views

19th March 2012  
Proteome Sciences plc (“Proteome Sciences”) announces that Euro-HYP-1, a consortium of leading academic, clinical and industrial European partners in which it is a member, has been awarded a near €11m grant under the EU Framework 7 programme for new ground breaking research on the treatment of stroke. 

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16 March 2012  Rachel Myers
Point of care testing solutions help to improve patient safety at Birmingham hospitals
By Rachel Myers @ 17:49 :: 2423 Views

Using Roche IT solutions, the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust captures point of care results in a single database to ensure accurate, up to date patient records. 

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15 March 2012  Rachel Myers
Randox Toxicology releases the world’s first immunoassay screening kits for the rapid detection of “Bath Salts,” a dangerous group of designer drugs
By Rachel Myers @ 17:41 :: 2345 Views

Leading manufacturer Randox Toxicology, have developed two new ELISA kits for the forensic detection of “Bath Salts;” drugs which are flooding the global market. “Ivory Wave,” “Ocean Snow,” and “Cloud nine” are commercial names for Mephedrone, MDPV and other drugs belonging to the Synthetic Cathinones family.   The new ELISA kits from Randox Toxicology will play a crucial role in the detection and eradication of these drugs, which are currently marketed as “legal highs,” producing serious mental, emotional and physical effects.

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09 March 2012  Rachel Myers
Brazil Scientific Police advance drug testing facilities with state of the art Evidence machine from Randox Toxicology
By Rachel Myers @ 17:05 :: 2053 Views

The Forensic Toxicology centre of the Brazil Scientific Police (Núcleo de Toxicologia Forense do IML-SP) have adopted the leading methodology for Drugs of Abuse testing; Biochip Array Technology. Developed by UK manufacturer Randox Toxicology, the novel Biochip method allows samples to be screened for a comprehensive panel of drugs simultaneously. With the high class Evidence analyser, the Forensic Toxicology Centre has been able to enhance the service that they provide throughout the state of Sao Paulo.

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02 March 2012  Rachel Myers
Randox Toxicology have developed a test for the detection of dangerous 'Bath Salts' and other emerging Designer Drugs
By Rachel Myers @ 12:20 :: 2138 Views

Leading manufacturer Randox Toxicology, have developed a new test for the forensic detection of over sixty designer drugs (legal highs or research chemicals) and drug metabolites, including “Bath Salts;” a current craze in the UK market. “Bath Salts,” “Ivory Wave,” “Ocean Snow,” and “Cloud nine” are commercial names for Mephedrone, MDPV and other drugs belonging to the Synthetic Cathinones family. The new test will play a crucial role in the detection and crack down on the use of “Bath Salts” and other drugs marketed as “legal highs,” which produce serious mental and emotional effects.

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01 March 2012  Rachel Myers
Advanced blood glucose monitoring system provides superior patient safety during emergency flight transfers
By Rachel Myers @ 12:10 :: 2308 Views

Roche Accu-Chek® Inform II test strips chosen by CEGA Air Ambulance requirements for accuracy and ease-of-use

CEGA Air Ambulance has recently upgraded its blood glucose monitoring system to use the advanced Accu-Chek Inform II test strips from Roche.  Ensuring accurate and reliable results across a wide range of glucose levels, these easy to use blood glucose test strips provide the performance criteria necessary for monitoring critically ill patients prior to, during and after emergency flight transfers.

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