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26 September 2011  Rachel Myers
New liquid ready-to-use fructosamine reagent available now
By Rachel Myers @ 12:00 :: 4393 Views :: 2011

The new liquid ready-to-use fructosamine assay from Randox is now available.  The new formulation makes the assay easier to use requiring no offline preparation; based on an enzymatic method it also offers superior performance in terms of specificity and reliability compared to traditional NBT based methods.

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20 September 2011  Rachel Myers
Thermo Fisher Scientific Offers Safer Biohazardous Waste Disposal
By Rachel Myers @ 16:30 :: 4508 Views :: 2011

 Thermo Scientific Sterilin Indicator Autoclave Bags Eliminate Need for Autoclave Tape

NEWPORT, Wales (September 20, 2011) – Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today introduced Thermo Scientific Sterilin Indicator Autoclave Bags for disposal of biohazardous waste. The bags contain a unique indicator strip that displays ”AUTOCLAVED” after completing an autoclave cycle. The new feature eliminates the need for autoclave tape and makes it easy to distinguish between autoclaved and un-autoclaved bags, making waste disposal safer.

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20 September 2011  Rachel Myers
Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces Contest Winner: Microbiologist from Norwich England Wins iPAD 2
By Rachel Myers @ 15:00 :: 4299 Views :: 2011

BASINGSTOKE, England (September 20, 2011) – Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced that Amy Fox, a microbiologist at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in Norwich England, has won an Apple iPad® 2 as part of a recent Oxoid competition launched during the 21st European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) 2011, in Milan, Italy.

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19 September 2011  Rachel Myers
Siemens present solutions for sustainable cardiovascular care at ESC 2011
By Rachel Myers @ 15:12 :: 4579 Views :: 2011

 Ultrasound, MRI, interventional imaging and laboratory diagnostics showcased

Siemens Healthcare has presented its solutions for sustainable cardiovascular care at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress in Paris, France.  The portfolio included imaging technologies, in vitro diagnostics, IT solutions and consulting services.  All enable cardiologists to make sound clinical decisions and provide safe procedures that at the same time address the growing economic challenges faced by today’s healthcare systems.  Video presentations from the ‘Controversies in the Management of Cardiovascular Disease’ satellite symposium are available to view online at www.siemens.com/esc

Siemens presented a number of its imaging systems at ESC including the 2.0 release of its ACUSON SC2000™ volume imaging ultrasound system to demonstrate how new applications for volumetric imaging and analysis set standards in 4D echocardiography workflow.  The new system has taken volume imaging in echocardiography to a new level.  In one heart cycle and without stitching or ECG gating, the system acquires the full volume of the heart at a 90 by 90 degree angle – including volumetric quantification of colour Doppler, as well as the left and right ventricles. 

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12 September 2011  Rachel Myers
Siemens secures agreement with Nephromics to develop assays to assist pre-eclampsia diagnosis
By Rachel Myers @ 15:24 :: 4169 Views :: 2011

Arrangement expands Siemens’ integrated solutions for OB/GYN patient care

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics has entered into a global licensing agreement with Nephromics LLC to develop two assays to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of pre-eclampsia.  The condition is potentially life-threatening and occurs during pregnancy affecting both mothers and their unborn children.  The assays are being developed for the detection of two biomarkers, soluble fms-like tyrosine-kinase-1 (SFLT-1) and placental growth factor (PLGF), which clinical studies have shown to provide early identification of patients with pre-eclampsia.

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