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16 January 2015  Rebecca Bellars
UroSens Receives £2 Million Investment to Commercialise Urine-Based Diagnostic Test for Bladder and Prostate Cancer
By Rebecca Bellars @ 12:05 :: 103 Views



Cambridge and Sunderland, UK, 12 January 2015:
UroSens Ltd, a diagnostic company developing novel, non-invasive urine tests for the detection of prostate and bladder cancer, has announced it has received £2 million ($3.02 million) investment. The funding round was led by Longwall Venture Partners, with participation from shareholders including Northstar Ventures, Esperante BV, Cambridge Capital Group and other existing shareholders. 

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15 January 2015  Joanne Hunter
EKF highlighting heat and humidity compatible POC hemoglobin analyzer at Arab Health 2015
By Joanne Hunter @ 16:13 :: 97 Views

Cardiff, UK – 15th January 2015 – EKF Diagnostics, the global diagnostics company, announces that it will be highlighting the robustness of its new DiaSpect Tm point of care (POC) hemoglobin analyzer at Arab Health 2015, 26-29th January, Dubai, UAE. Also on Stand Z1G30, EKF will be discussing its new liquid-stable assay* for early sepsis detection, as well as previewing SensPoint, a new hand-held lactate analyzer with built-in connectivity functions to hospital or laboratory information systems.

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15 January 2015  Joanne Hunter
Randox puts British Biotechnology on World Map with New Randox Science Park
By Joanne Hunter @ 08:48 :: 93 Views


  • £161m investment including £29m capital project and creation of 540 jobs
  • Next generation medical diagnostics manufacturing facility
  • World leading R&D into conditions such as cancer, stroke, heart disease, neurodegenerative disorders, sepsis, STIs, aspirin resistance and respiratory infections

“This investment and expansion reinforces our dedication to improving health worldwide…”

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14 January 2015  Joanne Hunter
VersaCell X3: Enhanced workflow within a small footprint
By Joanne Hunter @ 09:16 :: 101 Views



Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics has recently unveiled its latest advancements in compact robotic laboratory automation solutions. The VersaCell® X3 consolidates sample management for chemistry and immunoassay testing. The system assists laboratories to achieve some of the workflow benefits of automation without the space or budget considerations associated with a track-based solution. Siemens has already completed the first UK installation. 

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12 December 2014  Joanne Hunter
Abbott 's Pioneering, Infectious Disease Testing Platform, IRIDICA, Now Available in Europe
By Joanne Hunter @ 08:50 :: 218 Views


- IRIDICA has the potential to change how pathogens that cause serious infections, such as sepsis and pneumonia, are detected and identified

- May provide doctors with information needed to start treating those who are critically ill with appropriate therapies sooner

- May help reduce the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics, a leading cause of antibiotic resistance

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09 December 2014  Joanne Hunter
Mast Group Ltd wins Outstanding Achievement accolade at the Medilink Awards
By Joanne Hunter @ 08:42 :: 194 Views

Bootle-based Mast Group has won the Medical Engineers Outstanding Achievement Award at the Medilink North West Awards.

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05 December 2014  Joanne Hunter
Hologic Enters the Viral Load Market with CE Mark Certification for the Aptima HIV-1 Viral Load Test
By Joanne Hunter @ 10:18 :: 228 Views

The new assay is certified for both diagnosis and viral load monitoring on the Panther system

Bedford, Mass., Dec. 1, 2014 -- Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX), today announced CE mark certification for its new Aptima HIV-1 Quant Dx assay for use on the Company’s Panther system. The Aptima HIV-1 Quant Dx assay, employing Hologic proprietary real-time transcription-mediated amplification (Real-time TMA) technology, is the first HIV viral load assay with a dual claim for both diagnosis and treatment monitoring. This milestone marks Hologic’s entry into the viral load market.

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28 November 2014  Joanne Hunter
SYSQUANT® – UPDATE/CONTRACT AWARDS
By Joanne Hunter @ 13:52 :: 250 Views

28 November, 2014: The board is pleased to announce that the further assessment of an additional 20 cases of pancreatic cancer using SysQuant® has recently been completed. The results validate the findings from the first 12 cases that were published earlier this year in PLOS ONE. As well as potential new drug targets, a key outcome of this study is a set of new biomarkers predicting the likelihood and timescale of tumour recurrence after surgery and the ability to match patients to individual drug treatments. Proteome has already filed patent applications around these markers.

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20 November 2014  Joanne Hunter
Fast, Accurate ID of MRSA by detecting mecA gene mRNA New mecA XpressFISH
By Joanne Hunter @ 11:44 :: 254 Views

The new AdvanDx mecA XpressFISH assay, exclusively available in the UK from Alpha Laboratories, is the first and only molecular assay that detects the active resistance gene (mecA) from positive Staphylococcus aureus blood cultures.

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17 November 2014  Joanne Hunter
PROTOTYPE DEVICE CAPABLE OF RAPID ‘POC’ DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
By Joanne Hunter @ 16:08 :: 252 Views

The successful development of new platform technology for the rapid point of care (POC) diagnosis of flu and other respiratory conditions has widespread potential for the detection of a wide range of other infectious diseases.

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