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From the monthly archives: October, 2016

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Placing and Subscription to raise £3.3 million - Notice of General Meeting

Proteome Sciences

31 October 2016:  Proteome Sciences plc (AIM:PRM) is pleased to announce it has raised approximately £3.3 million, before expenses, through an oversubscribed placing for cash (“Placing”) of 65,858,100 new ordinary shares of 1 penny each in the capital of the Company ("Ordinary Shares" and the "Placing Shares") and a subscription (the "Subscription") of 400,000 new Ordinary Shares (the “Subscription Shares”) both at a price of 5 pence per new Ordinary Share (the Placing and Subscription together, the "Fundraise"). £2.3m has been raised utilising existing shareholder authority to allot new Ordinary Shares, the balance of £1.0m will be subject to shareholder approval at a General Meeting to be held on 29 November 2016.



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EKF Diagnostics’ novel diabetic biomarker test successfully externally verified

EKF Diagnostics

Cardiff, UK – 18th October 2016 – EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics company, announces that its newly introduced Glycated Serum Protein (GSP) LiquiColor® diabetic biomarker test has been verified for use on the Siemens Vista chemistry analyzer. In a scientific poster published by scientists at the Memorial Healthcare System, Hollywood, USA [1], it was demonstrated that EKF’s GSP assay enhances the versatility of the Vista system for the specialized glycemic monitoring of diabetics with hemoglobinopathies, or conditions that affect red blood cell (RBC) lifespan.

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Large study shows older breast cancer patients have worse outcomes

Genomic Health

Results highlight need for tools to help identify patients who may benefit from chemotherapy

LONDON, [October 10, 2016] – Results from a large-scale observational study1, presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) annual meeting, October 7 – 11 in Copenhagen, Denmark, showed outcomes disparities in breast cancer-specific mortality between patients 70 years or greater and those under 70 with a higher breast cancer mortality for the older patients.

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New Lateral Flow Device manufacturing facility


Mologic Ltd, headquartered in Bedfordshire, is pleased to announce the opening of its new manufacturing facility.

Set up for small-scale LFD production (5,000 per lot, 500,000 per year) we have some capacity available for contract work.

Please contact David Hall on 01234 780020 or check our website for more details: www.mologic.co.uk

BBI Solutions OEM Ltd acquires remaining share of joint venture with Novarum DX

BBI Solutions

Cardiff, UK, October 10, 2016 – BBI Solutions OEM Ltd (BBI) (www.bbisolutions.com), the leading provider of lateral flow diagnostics and biological raw materials, announced the successful acquisition of its previous joint venture with Novarum DX Ltd - a developer of smart phone applications for reading diagnostic tests, in line with the company's expansion plans.

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Customer input drives expansion of OGT’s Cytocell Aquarius® Haematology FISH probe range


Oxford, UK – 11 October 2016

Oxford Gene Technology (OGT), The Molecular Genetics Company, has today announced a significant expansion of its existing catalogue of Cytocell Aquarius® Haematology probes for fluorescence in situhybridisation (FISH) — underlining the company's position as the one-stop-shop for high-quality FISH probes. These additions have been introduced due to an ongoing commitment to use customer input as a major driver for the rapid development of the latest research-relevant probes. 

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Abingdon Health announces CE marking of Seralite®-FLC ELISA


10th October 2016

Abingdon Health announce the CE marking of Seralite®-FLC ELISA, the latest addition to the Seralite® range. The introduction of an ELISA assay to measure serum free kappa and free lambda light chains means Abingdon Health now has the opportunity to offer its customers a simple, high throughput method for detecting and measuring serum FLC levels.

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New Rapid Test Makes Infliximab Dose Optimisation Quicker and Easier

Alpha Laboratories

BÜHLMANN has introduced the first rapid test to measure infliximab trough level in patient’s serum, on the Quantum Blue® platform. Exclusively available in the UK from Alpha Laboratories, Quantum Blue infliximab enables responsive anti-TNFα drug optimisation, maximising the benefit of costly biologic therapies.

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Biofortuna reaches key milestones for ReadyPlex™ blood group genotyping product family


Biofortuna Ltd, a UK-based diagnostics company offering molecular diagnostic products and contract manufacturing services, has successfully achieved key milestones in the development of its new blood group genotyping product family – ReadyPlex™. This breakthrough has released the second tranche of its 2015 funding – totalling £1.5m – which will be used for final development and commercialisation of this innovative product line.

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