RECENT NEWS

Stackable chilling incubators: applications in the life sciences

Torrey Pines Scientific has announced it new EchoTherm Stackable/Programmable Vibration-Free Chilling Incubators for protein crystallography and other life science uses.

Annual SHOT Report 2019: FAHR highlights webinar

The SHOT team will host its final webinar of 2020 on 2 December at 14:00 GMT, covering the Febrile, Allergic and Hypotensive Reactions (FAHR) chapter of the Annual SHOT Report 2019, along with a seven-year trend analysis.

Pipetting made easy: a tutorial series

INTEGRA Biosciences has compiled a series of videos to demonstrate how the company’s lightweight VIAFLO electronic pipette and VOYAGER adjustable tip spacing pipette can make daily pipetting tasks easier and faster.

Reflecting the best of in vitro diagnostic expertise and cooperation

The Biomedical Science Industry Handbook 2021 will be circulated with the December issue of Pathology in Practice, providing comprehensive information on the full range of products and services available from the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry.

Colour validation tool for digital pathology scanning devices

FFEI, a global developer of award-winning digital imaging solutions, has launched the Sierra Validate & Standardise (VS) Analyser, the latest product available within the patented Sierra colour calibration technology portfolio.

Greater recognition for health and care professionals needed says HCPC

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has called for greater recognition of health and care professionals, and is asking government and the public to remember the sentiments expressed towards all key workers during the first lockdown.

Effects of extreme environments on human biology and physiology

Elsevier has published a new book in the area of biomedical science. ‘Entitled Human Physiology in Extreme Environments’, this is a second edition of the title written by Hanns-Christian Gunga.

Spatial profiling assays for breast cancer

NanoString Technologies has announced a collaboration with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) for the development of novel GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler (DSP) protein assays to profile breast cancer.

Addressing the critical challenge of cancer overdiagnosis

Proscia has announced that NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the National Cancer Institute Consortium for Molecular Characterization of Screen-Detected Lesions (MCL), have used Proscia’s Concentriq platform to advance biomedical research.

Digital cytology platform receives CE-marking

Hologic has announced the CE-marking of its Genius Digital Diagnostics System, the first digital cytology platform that combines a new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm with digital imaging to identify precancerous lesions and cancer cells.

Developing IT for newborn screening and tissue typing services

Scientists in Bristol have worked with CliniSys to develop information technology (IT) to support critical newborn screening and tissue typing services.

Connecting, processing and embedding in the histopathology laboratory

Sakura Finetek Europe has launched Tissue-Tek SmartConnect, an automated transfer system that creates a continuous flow between the Tissue-Tek Xpress x120 Rapid Tissue Processor and Tissue-Tek AutoTEC a120 Automated Embedding System.

Overcoming the current challenges in ketone testing

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has reached epidemic levels, spreading from developed countries to developing countries. The Randox D-3-hydroxybutyrate assay provides a convenient method for the accurate detection of ketones from serum.

Guided pipetting systems: a webinar

CRISPR/Cas9 has revolutionised how genetic screens are conducted, as the system is easy to implement into existing workflows. In a webinar on 10 December, researcher Karsten Krey will explain the value of a guided pipetting system.

Save expensive reagents using 12-well reagent reservoirs

Use of multichannel pipettes can streamline assay workflow and increase reproducibility. To optimise productivity, however, you need to use them in combination with reagent reservoirs.

First fluorescence live-cell imager launched

CytoSMART Technologies has announced its first fluorescence live-cell imager. The CytoSMART Lux3 FL is a small live-cell imaging microscope equipped with one brightfield and two fluorescent channels (green and red).

Rapid purification of exosomes from blood and other samples

Cell Guidance Systems has launched a new product for the purification of exosomes from blood and other samples. The Exo-spin 96 exosome purification kit allows researchers to purify exosome samples in the standard 96-well plate format.

User workshop to feature next-generation sequencing panels

Oxford Gene Technology will host a live workshop at the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) 2020 virtual meeting, in which users will explain how OGT’s SureSeq NGS panels can increase throughput in detection of a wide variety of aberrations.

New Academy President elected to improve UK and global health

Professor Dame Anne Johnson has been elected as the next Academy of Medical Sciences President, taking over the post from Professor Sir Robert Lechler on 3 December 2020.

Proposed new opportunities for biomedical and clinical scientists

A scoping project was undertaken in 2015 by NHS England that looked at the need for some regulated health professions, including biomedical scientists and clinical scientists, to supply, administer and prescribe medicines to their patients.