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SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 disease: current open-access research interest

The coronavirus pandemic has stimulated research effort around the world and has been instrumental in emphasising the importance of open-access peer-reviewed publication. The following examples are all available through PubMed Central (PMC).

Getting cancer services back on track: a diagnostics sector role

Healthcare leaders are calling upon government and health providers to drastically scale-up and improve cancer services in the wake of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. This article provides an insight into some of the key recommendations for a recovery.

ScopioVet digital platform: a service revolutionising veterinary care

One of Europe’s leading medical diagnostics service providers has launched a ground-breaking new veterinary pathology solution that is set to revolutionise pet care across the UK, the Nordic countries and Europe, as two examples of its use illustrate

A rapid, automated HPLC and UHPLC method development system

Thermo Fisher Scientific and software provider ChromSword recently collaborated to launch an automated high-performance liquid chromatography and ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography method development system.

Plenary to placements: a further look at the IBMS Congress 2022

Following specific coverage of the 2022 Biomedical Science Congress in previous issues of Pathology in Practice, this month the magazine looks at plenary aspects and some of those delivering the education, training and management programmes.

And now for something completely different… views from the industry

Recently, Mark Reed canvassed many of his colleagues for their views on how the industry is perceived generally, and what they believe the future holds for the commercial diagnostics sector.

Innovation in sepsis management: rapid POC host response testing

Sepsis is a life-threatening reaction to an infection, resulting in the immune system overreacting and the beginning of damage to the body’s own tissues and organs. Here, Charlotte Duncan introduces the latest in point-of-care technology.

Pernicious anaemia: testing, staging and advances in genetics

Pernicious anaemia is a common cause of vitamin B12 deficiency. Irrespective of the cause of the disease, the most well-defined consequence is disturbed blood cell production and resulting megaloblastic anaemia.

Issues in infection control: a look at the science of safe surfaces

Effective cleaning and disinfection protocols are vital to minimise the risk of cross-infection in hospitals. Kayleigh Cox-Nowak provides an insight into effective protocols to reduce the risk of transmission of healthcare-associated infections.

POCT Innovators champions POC, rapid and decentralised diagnostics

Tony Cambridge provides a brief overview of the development of POCT and his evolving role in this near-patient service, and introduces a new website, including interactive media, devoted to all aspects of rapid and decentralised diagnostics.

Diagnostics in the UK: building a sector that is fit for the future

Following publication of a report compiled by Roche Diagnostics, three leading experts who contributed to the document discuss the impact that the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has had on the industry, the challenges ahead, and their visions for the future.

Blood coagulation EQA adopts webinar format during conference vacuum

Christopher Reilly-Stitt reports on two UK NEQAS BC webinars held in April and July, and the response received from an international online audience.

Loop-mediated isothermal amplification: from brucellosis to SARS-CoV-2

The development of new nucleic acid amplification techniques is bringing molecular diagnostics closer to the patient for faster results and improved patient management. A prime example of this latest near-patient capability is LAMP technology.

Digestive diseases: a review of the latest efficiencies in diagnostics

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has brought many challenges that have driven the need to manage patients differently. Amanda Appleton and Emma Isom explain how the increased use of novel diagnostic solutions has helped to address issues in gastroenterology.

Revolution in automation: the 1960s to the 21st-century laboratory

For over 50 years Sysmex has innovated and revolutionised the fields of haematology, haemostasis and urinalysis. Here, the company revisits some of the key landmarks in the history of Sysmex and how they have helped shape today's laboratories.

Stable isotope analysis and forensic pathology

An overview of the role of stable isotope analysis and the benefits the technology has to offer to the forensic pathologist.

Selected Talking Heads: an alternative look at the IBMS Congress 2022

A brief preview of the upcoming Biomedical Science Congress event focusing on some of the speakers on the scientific programme.

UK haemovigilance in the most challenging of times: SHOT 2020 data

Victoria Tuckley summarises the 2020 Annual Report. Here, she also highlights how lessons can be learned about communication and robust planning for future emergency situations where the environment is continuously evolving.

Vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia: selected research

This month’s cover story looks at vaccine-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis (VITT), a rare side-effect of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 adenoviral vector vaccine. The following examples of open-access current research expand on this theme.

Scaling testing with automation and smart finance: an overview

Testing is fundamental to identify and prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2, but how can laboratories access automation technologies to respond to increased demand? Penny Pinnock explores how smart finance can help laboratories enhance testing capacity.

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14-17 March 2022

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