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From the monthly archives: July, 2014

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Siemens offers educational resources to share best practice and enhance knowledge

In support of the increasing need for training and reference materials in diagnostic laboratories, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics has announced the extended availability of a number of educational resources for laboratory staff. These include a range of wall posters and case studies to assist haematology departments with staff development, along with a series of webinars offering personalised education, training and management solution

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New data using EKF PointMan™ technology suggest the possibility of a simple blood test for cancers

Cardiff, UK – 21st July 2014 – EKF Diagnostics, the global diagnostics company, announces that the latest results from its collaboration with the Institute of Life Sciences at the University of Swansea, UK, have continued to confirm the effectiveness of its PointMan™ DNA enrichment technology for isolating and characterizing low-level DNA mutations in blood. 

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New Iam CMV provides rapid molecular confirmation of congenital CMV infection

DiaSorin strengthens its infectious disease diagnostic portfolio for mothers and babies with the launch of the Iam CMV assay for the molecular detection of cytomegalovirus.


DiaSorin has further expanded its range of infectious disease assays for use on the DiaSorin Liaison® Iam analyser with the launch of a new molecular assay for the rapid and reliable detection of cytomegalovirus (CMV)

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Battling Antibiotic Resistance New QuickFISH Rapid Pathogen Species Diagnostic Test could help

It was recently announced that the Longitude Prize 2014 will focus on the ability to “create a cost-effective, accurate, rapid and easy-to-use test for bacterial infections” to help combat the scourge of antibiotic resistant microbial infection, putting this critical and growing problem under the spotlight again.

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New Iam HSV provides rapid molecular confirmation of HSV infection in pregnant women and neonates

DiaSorin has further strengthened its range of infectious disease diagnostic assays for maternal and neonatal health with the launch of Iam HSV for use with the DiaSorin Liaison® Iam analyser.  The launch of this new molecular assay provides rapid and reliable differential detection of herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2) in human cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), vesicle swabs, plasma and whole blood.

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Blood test for Alzheimer’s moves considerably closer

Proteome Sciences is pleased to announce publication of a study it has co-authored with King’s College London in which a set of 10 proteins in the blood have been identified which can predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The study which analysed over 1,000 individuals is the largest of its kind to date and marks a significant step towards developing a blood test for the disease.

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Derby Hospital NHS FoundationTrust Selects Hologic’s ThinPrep Technology for Cervical Screening Programme

Five‐year contract makes Royal Derby Hospital largest ThinPrep processing lab in the UK  

BEDFORD, Mass., July 7, 2014 ‐ Hologic, Inc. today announced it entered into a five‐year contract for its ThinPrep Pap tests and processing equipment with Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. With this agreement, Royal Derby Hospital will be the largest ThinPrep processing laboratory in the UK with an estimated 150,000 samples processed annually. 

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Safe, Low Cost, Easy Transportation of Blood Samples

With strict regulations applying to the transportation of biological samples such as blood, specimens need to be transported in UN3373 compliant packaging.

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Appointment of Roger McDowell as Non-Executive Director

1st July, 2014 Proteome Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Steven McDowell to the Board of the Company as a non-executive Director with immediate effect.

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State-of-the-art laboratory automation helps to provide superior pathology services in Ipswich

New cobas 8100 automated workflow management solution from Roche ensures rapid, high quality results for prompt clinical decisions and improved patient management.

The pathology laboratory at Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust is the first site in the UK to go live with the very latest, high throughput automated workflow solution from Roche, the cobas® 8100.

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