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Beckman Coulter announces significant investment in UK microbiology market with DxN VERIS Molecular Diagnostics and MicroScan Microbiology Systems

High Wycombe, UK, 29 November 2016: Beckman Coulter has launched two automated systems in the UK to ease rapidly increasing workloads in microbiology and virology departments. The DxN VERIS Molecular Diagnostics system, for same-day molecular viral load testing, and the MicroScan Microbiology Systems for microorganism identification (ID) and antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST), both rapidly and accurately identify therapeutic pathways for patient management. This high-throughput testing significantly streamlines laboratory workflows, and reduces time to patient therapy diagnoses. The launch marks the advent of a significant investment in the UK microbiology market by Beckman Coulter with further product introductions scheduled.

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OGT announces commercial and financial highlights for FY 2016

Oxford Gene Technology

Oxford, UK – 22 November 2016. Oxford Gene Technology (OGT), The Molecular Genetics Company has announced continued strong sales of its highly integrated molecular genetics product portfolio, delivering sustainable, profitable growth. Commercial and financial highlights for the year ended 30 September show the company delivering product sales of £18.4m, up 29% on FY 2015.


  • Total revenue grew by 15% to £19.7m (FY2015: £17.1m)
  • Product revenues grew 29% to £18.4m (FY2015: £14.3m)
  • Fully integrated portfolio delivers sustainable profitable growth

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ELITechGroup Molecular Diagnostics announce today the CE-IVD marking of the CRE ELITe MGB® Assay, a high-performance, qualitative, multiplex assay for the rapid detection of the Carbapenem Resistance genes of Enterobacteriaceae. In combination with the ELITe InGenius™, the ELITech Group’s fully automated sample-to-result system, the assay is intended to detect 150 variants belonging to the 5 main families of Carbapenem-Resistant genes: KPC, NDM, VIM, IMP, and OXA-48 like and differentiate the main classes.

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Compliant Air Transport for Biological Samples

Alpha Laboratories

IATA standard 95kPa Flexible Secondary Pouches for the safe air transport of biological samples are now available from Alpha Laboratories. These form part of the wide range of convenient and cost effective sample packaging materials that help ensure your UN3373 compliance. 

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Up to 10-fold increase in assay sensitivity - discover Morffi™ at MEDICA 2016

BBI Solutions

BBI Solutions will be showcasing its Morffi™ signal enhancement technology on Stand F26 in Hall 1 at MEDICA 2016. This year’s exhibition, which takes place in Dusseldorf from the 14th to the 17th of November, will give delegates a chance to explore this innovative technology and learn about the complete range of high quality raw materials and services the company offers to the IVD industry.


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EKF showcases new connectivity solution for point-of-care HbA1c analyzers at Medica 2016

EKF Diagnostics

Cardiff, UK – 3rd November 2016 – EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics company, announces that it will be previewing a new point-of-care (POC) connectivity solution for its range of HbA1c analyzers at Medica 2016 in Düsseldorf from 14–17th November. In Hall 3 / C70, EKF will be showcasing the new connectivity package for Quo-Test™ and Quo-Lab™ HbA1c analyzers, enabling secure bi-directional communication between these POC analyzers and a multitude of central data management systems. Using the industry recognized POCT1-A2 communication protocol, EKF’s connectivity solution unlocks a host of new features aimed at improving security and quality control (QC) for diabetic HbA1c testing. 

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30 Minute or Less Molecular Flu/RSV Test Now Available - Why Choose Between Fast or Accurate When You Can Have Both?


With the flu season fast approaching, healthcare providers no longer need to choose between a fast test result or an accurate test result for patients suspected of influenza infection. Now, they can have both, with Xpert® Xpress Flu/RSV from Cepheid, a new test that delivers reference-quality molecular test results in as little as twenty minutes.

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