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From the monthly archives: September, 2014

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  • Strong underlying growth in biomarker services
  • TMT® reagents sales increased 98%
  • Blood test predicting progression from MCI to Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)
  • Biological results underline performance of CK1d compounds reducing tau damage
  • SysQuant® coverage increased 4-fold to over 23,000 phosphorylation sites
  • SysQuant® delivered outstanding results in pancreatic cancer and in Alzheimer’s – CK1d compounds

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Abcodia Receives Horizon 2020 Grant to Advance its Pancreatic Cancer Early Diagnosis Test

  • Abcodia wins European Commission grant to advance early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer 
  • Development of an innovative new early diagnostic for pancreatic cancer in healthy individuals at high risk of developing the disease
  • Technology developed in collaboration with renowned biostatistician Prof Carlo Berzuini from The University of Manchester

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New Arrow™ cell separation and molecular extraction product developments revealed at Diasorin Molecular Distributor Meeting

DiaSorin logoThe recently launched CellSep Advanced kit, for use in combination with the Arrow™ Instrument for the automated isolation of up to three cell types directly from whole blood or buffy coat1, was among the new developments revealed to distributors at the Annual DiaSorin Molecular Distributor Meeting held in Bandol, South of France. 

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Merck KGaA to Acquire Sigma-Aldrich to Enhance Position in Attractive Life Science Industry

  • Merck KGaA to acquire Sigma-Aldrich for $140 per share in cash, valuing company at approx. $17 billion (€13.1 billion)
  • Acquisition expands EMD Millipore’s global reach, increasing the company’s 
  • presence in North America and adding exposure to fast-growing Asian markets 
  • Customers benefit from broader offering of complementary products and 
  • capabilities and leading e-commerce platform in the industry
  • Merck KGaA plans to maintain significant presence in St. Louis, MO, 
  • and Billerica, MA
  • Life Science contribution to Merck KGaA earnings more than doubles
  • Transaction expected to be immediately accretive to EPS pre and EBITDA margin
  • Merck KGaA to host media conference call today at 8:00 AM EDT / 2:00 PM CET

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Proteome Sciences signs $2m contract with Genting TauRx Diagnostic Centre to develop diagnostic panels to detect Alzheimer’s disease and monitor treatment efficacy

London, September 25th 2014. Proteome Sciences plc (‘Proteome Sciences’) is pleased to announce that its PS Biomarker Services Division has been selected to develop diagnostic products for Genting TauRx Diagnostic Centre Sdn. Bhd. (‘GTD’), an affiliate of TauRx Therapeutics Ltd (‘TauRx Therapeutics’).  The project will involve PS analysing blood samples from patients enrolled in a phase 3 trial of the experimental Alzheimer’s drug LMTX, targeting the tau pathway, and from age-matched controls.

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Advanced automation solution future-proofs expanding pathology workload at Addenbrooke’s Hospital


Addenbrooke’s Hospital, part of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH), has recently installed the Aptio Automation solution from Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. It is providing a fully automated process for analysing all core chemistry and immunoassay work, with the intention of completing the full blood sciences track with the addition of coagulation and haematology in the future. 

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Origin Sciences wins Cambridge Innovation Award for OriCol™ sample collection device

London and Cambridge, UK, 23 September 2014: Origin Sciences Ltd, a diagnostics company developing innovative tools and assays for investigating GI diseases, has today announced it has won a prestigious Cambridge News Top Innovation Award. At the inaugural Awards presentation last week at Clare College, Cambridge, Origin Sciences scooped a coveted Innovation Award for their first product; the OriCol™ sample collection device.

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Brand New Alpha Laboratories Catalogue - Includes More Than 1000 New Products

Get your personal copy of the new Alpha Laboratories catalogue with the most up to date information on the full range of quality Diagnostic and Laboratory Products.

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Miniature in-line blood gas analyser launched by Sphere Medical at AAGBI 2014

Cambridge, UK – 16 September 2014 – Sphere Medical, innovator in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, will launch its cutting edge in-line patient dedicated arterial blood gas analyser at the AAGBI Annual Congress 2014, Harrogate, 17-19th September. The new Proxima miniaturised blood gas analyser uniquely delivers rapid and frequent results at a patient’s bedside to enable fast response, proactive critical care.

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Science and Technology Award for TMT at HUPO World Congress

15th September 2014. Proteome Sciences is delighted that HUPO (Human Proteome Organisation) has announced that the Science and Technology Award for the commercialisation of isobaric mass tagging technologies.

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