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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.

Identifying life-threatening VITT using a highly specific ELISA

Vaccine-induced immune thrombocytopenia and thrombosis has been identified as a rare side effect of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 adenoviral vector vaccine. Alex Stephenson-Brown explains how an ELISA from Stago can detect cases of the condition.

Cytospinning through the decades: the spinning ‘60s to the COVID era

Laboratories across the world use cytocentrifugation to present cells for microscopic analysis while maintaining their morphology. Here, Epredia gives a brief history of the Cytospin and the use of cytology samples to detect respiratory viruses.

Catching COVID: how Seegene kept pace through artificial intelligence

South Korea’s response to the pandemic has been widely praised, achieving success through rigorous preparation, rapid response for detection and appropriate containment and treatment, with almost immediate access to PCR tests.

Navigating the post-COVID world: how digital health solutions can help

As the health service responds to the various backlogs that have developed as a result of the ongoing pandemic, Chris Hudson provides a brief overview of Roche digital solutions and how they facilitate better patient care.

Tackling antimicrobial resistance: the vital role of diagnostics

In the background of COVID-19, there is another silent pandemic growing – the threat of antimicrobial resistance. In vitro diagnostics are vital in the fight against AMR, ensuring appropriate administration of antibiotics and reducing their misuse.

IBMS Congress 2022: delivering science and celebrating achievement

In March 2022, the delayed fourteenth iteration in the biennial Congress series will return to the ICC in Birmingham. The focus will be on the very best that biomedical science and commercial colleagues have to offer.

Method comparison studies: a review of the process and report

Now embarking on the final article in his series on method comparisons. Stephen MacDonald concludes with advice on preparation of the documentation and final report.

SARS-CoV-2 mutation identification: a look at the latest solutions

The detection of SARS-CoV-2 mutations and new, potentially more infectious and transmissible variants of the virus currently is exercising the minds of the scientific and commercial communities. PerkinElmer examines the various testing methodologies.

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