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European Reference Laboratory for Glycohemoglobin study reaffirms EKF’s Quo-Test® meets HbA1c performance criteria

Cardiff, UK – 16th February 2017 – EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics company, announces that in a newly published paper [1] its Quo-Test® point-of-care (POC) hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) analyzer has again been confirmed to meet International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) performance criteria. Using sigma-metrics data modelling, scientists from the European Reference Laboratory for Glycohemoglobin demonstrated that Quo-Test easily met IFCC accepted quality targets of >2 sigma at 10% total allowable error (TAE) at 48 mmol/mol HbA1c. This is essential for the effective monitoring of glycemic control in diabetes patients.

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New Multiplex Real-time PCR Kits Detect Clinically Relevant β-lactamase Genes

β-lactamase enzymes inactivate β-lactam antibiotics and render them ineffective for the treatment of clinically-important Gram-negative bacterial infections. Now, two new kits from Streck Inc., available in the UK from Alpha Laboratories Ltd., provide a comprehensive, cost-effective molecular method to detect the most clinically-important β-lactamases that confer resistance to penicillins, cephamycins, and in some cases, carbapenems. 

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On World Cancer Day, Global Good and QuantuMDx Partner to Combat Cervical Cancer

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK – [February 2, 2017] – QuantuMDx Group announced an assay co-development and commercialization agreement with The Global Good Fund, managed by Intellectual Ventures, to develop a rapid, low-cost and mobile diagnostic test for the detection of human papillomavirus (HPV), the leading cause of cervical and other genital cancers. The partnership will harness the wide-ranging benefits of QuantuMDx’s technology platform including the speed, accessibility and affordability of its battery-operated portable Q-POC™ diagnostic laboratory along with the global health expertise of Global Good, to make gold standard HPV testing accessible to women worldwide.

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