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Publication of ISO 15189:2022

‘ISO 15189:2022 Medical Laboratories – Requirements for quality and competence’ was published on 6th December 2022 by UKAS.

FDA clearance granted for Roche’s Alzheimer’s disease cerebrospinal fluid assays

Roche has announced that its Elecsys beta-Amyloid (1-42) CSF II (Abeta42) and Elecsys Phospho-Tau (181P) CSF (pTau181) assays have received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance.

Mast Group to distribute eLab system

Mast Group has announced a multi-region agreement with Nanōmix Corporation to distribute the mobile point-of-care eLab system in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Ireland and South Africa.

Source LDPath expands AI capabilities with Ibex Medical Analytics

AI cancer diagnostics firm Ibex Medical and Source LDPath have announced a new agreement to expand the deployment of artificial intelligence to the entire pathology network at Source.

Agilent opens Customer Experience Center

Agilent Technologies has opened a new Customer Experience Center (CEC) in Lexington, MA, focused on solutions from Agilent genomics and diagnostics product portfolios.

IBMS responds to Public Accounts Committee on NHS waiting lists

The IBMS has submitted evidence to the Public Accounts Committee's inquiry into managing NHS backlogs and waiting times, as part of its commitment to supporting the profession from the ground up and having an impact on government policy.

Netherlands laboratory launches AI study for breast cancer diagnosis

The Laboratory of Pathology at Dordrecht, Netherlands is to collaborate with PreciseDx by studying the performance of PreciseDx’s AI-driven Cancer Risk Stratification platform, confirming its accuracy of staging and role in the decision process.

Partnership chosen to deliver standardised oncology NGS workflows for hospital group

BC Platforms has announced that, together with Finland’s Euformatics and Hungary’s Oncompass Medicine, the BCP-led partnership has been awarded a contract for the second phase of developing standardised oncology workflows for a consortium of seven leading central European hospitals, represented by the Medical University Graz.

Wraparound IBD care pathway from BIOHIT HealthCare

BIOHIT HealthCare has announced a new partnership with Celltrion Healthcare UK, providing point-of-care assays for the Celltrion Connect Dedicated Homecare Service, which is designed to support patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and their healthcare providers.

Metrion Biosciences invests in expanded facilities

Metrion Biosciences Limited has recently launched its high-throughput screening (HTS) capability, coinciding with the expansion of its state-of-the-art laboratory and office facilities.

Black Country Pathology Services delivers ‘biggest go-live to date’ with Clinisys

Dudley’s laboratory implements the WinPath Enterprise laboratory information system and the latest version of ICE order communications and results reporting in a ‘big bang’ deployment

New premises for Aptamer Group

Aptamer Group the developer of novel Optimer binders to enable innovation in the life sciences industry, has recently opened its new facilities in York Science Park, UK, that will enable it to meet the increasing demand for Optimer technology.

Transfusing Wisely: a free-to-access webinar

Winter is always a difficult time for blood stocks. Avoidable transfusion and inappropriate use of O D-negative red blood cells remain a challenge for organisations, particularly considering the recent Amber alert issued by NHS Blood & Transplant. Join this webinar on Tuesday 6 December 2022 (13:00–14:00 GMT) where SHOT Working Expert Group members and representatives from the four UK Blood Services will provide an overview of Patient Blood Management (PBM) activities and share key learning points.

NHS report reveals vital role of digital technology in the future

Digital technologies will play a vital role in ensuring the NHS workforce can cope with future demands on the system, according to a new report by Health Education England.

BioPharma Dynamics expands product offering

BioPharma Dynamics is expanding its product portfolio for the cell and gene therapy market to offer a range of chemically defined T-cell media, DMSO-free cryopreservation solutions, and recombinant growth factors.

The Native Antigen Company strengthens senior team

The Native Antigen Company (part of LGC Clinical Diagnostics) has made two key appointments to its management team. Richard White has joined the company as Business Development Manager, and Pardeep Sharda as Senior Product Manager.

New site for self-reporting COVID-19 launched in US

US health body the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a new website to make it easier to report a positive or negative COVID-19 test result.

Sense and R-Biopharm partner to distribute COVID-19 test in Benelux

Molecular diagnostics firm Sense Biodetection has announced a new partnership with R-Biopharm. for the non-exclusive distribution in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg of Sense’s Veros instrument-free, point-of-care molecular testing platform.

QIAGEN launches mpox PCR test to boost research

QIAGEN has launched a monkeypox (now renamed mpox by WHO) test for its NeuMoDx automated PCR platform to strengthen surveillance and research into the current outbreak.

Aquyre Biosciences reaches procedure milestone during Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Aquyre Biosciences has recognised Lung Cancer Awareness Month by reaching a milestone of over 400 lung biopsy procedures completed using the CelTivity microscopy system.

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