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New strategy to boost NHS access to innovative medical technology

The medical technology strategy will ensure patients can access safe, effective and innovative equipment and medical devices, and has been welcomed by BIVDA.

Sense Biodetection acquired by Sherlock Biosciences

US-based diagnostics company Sherlock Biosciences has announced the acquisition of Sense Biodetection, a global molecular diagnostics innovator with headquarters in Oxford.

Rapid test firms Biosynex and Chembio Diagnostics to merge

French rapid test manufacturer Biosynex and Chembio Diagnostics, point-of-care diagnostics company focused on infectious diseases, have announced that the companies are to merge.

Groves Medical Group starts offering Stockholm3 in the UK

Groves Medical Group has started offering Stockholm3 for prostate cancer testing. This is the first UK clinic that uses Stockholm3.

Bio-Rad launches new real-time PCR system

The CFX Opus Deepwell Dx Real-Time PCR System is the latest addition to the Bio-Rad portfolio of real-time PCR instruments. The system offers accurate and precise quantification with flexibility for reactions up to 125 µl in a 96-well format for quantitative PCR (qPCR) diagnostic assays. The CFX Opus Dx Real-Time PCR System is also available in a 96- and 384-well reaction block format.

Pangaea Data named ‘Digital Solution of the Year' by Department for International Trade

Pangaea Data, which provides a novel AI-driven product for characterising patients by mapping their journeys and disease trajectories in a privacy-preserving and scalable manner, has announced that it has been named ‘Digital Solution of the Year’ by the UK Government’s Department for International Trade (DIT), as part of its 2023 UK Life Science Innovator Showcase.

FDA clearance for Cytovale’s IntelliSep sepsis test

Medical diagnostics company Cytovale’s IntelliSep test has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance to aid in the early detection of sepsis.

GlobalData reveals major trends for in vitro diagnosis in 2023

This year will be pivotal for many diagnostic companies as they try to navigate the ongoing supply chain issues and the upcoming recession, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

SmartControl EM for accurate, compliant environmental monitoring

SmartControl EM from Microgenetics is purpose-built environmental monitoring software that saves time, improves compliance, and empowers quality managers to make better decisions.

BSMT Annual Microbiology Conference – registration now open

Registration is now open for the British Society for Microbial Technology (BSMT) 38th Annual Microbiology Conference, with early bird booking rates available until 10 April.

UK Biocentre and Eurofins Genomics announce partnership

UK Biocentre is to partner with Eurofins, the world leader in biological testing, to provide high throughput research and clinical genomic services.

Cherwell publishes new guide to EM best practice in compliance with revised Annex 1

Cherwell, a specialist company in cleanroom microbiology solutions has published an update to its guide to ‘Environmental Monitoring Processes and Validation’, incorporating specific detail on the new version of EU GMP Annex 1. This aims to help sterile medicinal product manufacturers with reviewing and improving their environmental monitoring (EM) programs in preparation for compliance with the revised guidelines by August 2023.

Ibex announces new collaboration for AI-based HER2 scoring

Ibex Medical Analytics has announced a new agreement with AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo, for the development, clinical validation and early adoption of an AI-powered product to aid pathologists with an accurate and reproducible assessment of HER2 immunohistochemistry (IHC) scoring in breast cancer patients.

New survey reveals UK clinicians' opinions on POC diagnostics

LumiraDx has published the findings from its first annual UK survey, ‘Point of Care Diagnostics: A Clinician's View’, designed to understand clinician perspectives on the latest point of care technologies available.

University of Derby to create biomedical science ‘Super Lab’

The University of Derby has been awarded £5.8 million from the Office for Students (OfS) to develop a new biomedical science ‘Super Lab’.

VisualDx awarded grant to advance diagnostic accuracy

VisualDx, an award-winning web-based clinical decision support system, has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop diagnostic and surveillance tools to help medical providers improve treatment decisions and outcomes in underserved areas.

MAT delivers modular laboratories for University of Warwick

Medical Air Technology (MAT), has just completed a turnkey design-and-build project to provide three new Containment Level 3 (CL3) laboratory suites at the University of Warwick.

Qiagen launches EZ2 Connect MDx platform for diagnostic laboratories

Qiagen has announced the launch of EZ2 Connect MDx for use in diagnostic laboratories, making the IVD platform for automated sample processing available for widescale use 18 months after being made available for research.

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences opens brand new Colorado research hub

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences has officially opened the first phase of its new $10 million research and development hub based in Loveland, Colorado, USA.

BD upgrades Kiestra solution with robotic automation

BD has introduced a new, robotic track system for its Kiestra microbiology laboratory solution that automates specimen processing, which can help to reduce manual labour and speed up results.

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POCT: The Power to Disrupt

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