SHOT to host patient identification webinars
Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) has announced details of two new webinars to focus on patient identification for safe transfusion.
Drug Discovery 2023 announces keynote speakers
The European Laboratory Research & Innovation Group (ELRIG) UK has announced the keynote speakers for Drug Discovery 2023, taking place at the ACC in Liverpool on 18–19 October. Professor Janet Hemingway CBE, FRS, Founding Director of Infection Innovation Consortium (iiCON), and Dr Dave Powell, Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of LifeArc will lead this year’s event focusing on diverse thinking and new perspectives.
Multi-cancer blood test shows real promise in NHS trial
An NHS trial of a new blood test for more than 50 types of cancer correctly revealed two out of every three cancers in more than 5000 people who had visited their GP with suspected symptoms, in England or Wales. The test also correctly identified the original site of cancer in 85% of those cases.
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences launches first Microbioreactor Light Array Module
Beckman Coulter Life Science has boosted the field of microbioreactor research with the launch of its powerful new Light Array Module (LAM) for the popular BioLector XT Microbioreactor. This new advancement now enables work with light-dependent organisms that need to perform photosynthesis to grow.
Paige introduces AI-based biomarker for colon cancer diagnosis
Digital pathology and clinical AI firm Paige has announced a new AI-based digital assay to support pathologists in the detection and diagnosis of microsatellite instability (MSI) status in colon cancers.
Nucleai to collaborate with Mayo Clinic BioPharma Diagnostics on drug development
Nucleai, a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for pathology and spatial biology, and Mayo Clinic BioPharma Diagnostics have announced a strategic collaboration to bring world-class digital pathology solutions, technologies, and services to support drug development and clinical practice.
Gene-editing tool could help reduce spread of antimicrobial resistance
A new tool which could help reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance is showing early promise, through exploiting a bacterial immune system as a gene editing tool, according to new research.
Revvity’s EUROIMMUN launches automated IIFT system
Revvity has announced today that its EUROIMMUN business has launched the UNIQO 160 (CE-IVDR), an automated indirect immunofluorescence test (IIFT) system for autoimmune disease diagnostics. Now available in countries accepting the CE mark, this all-in-one solution increases the efficiency of the entire IIFT process, encompassing sample preparation, incubation, washing and mounting of slides as well as image acquisition and analysis.
CardioRenal receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for TENOR
CardioRenal, a pioneer in the remote treatment of patients with severe chronic kidney disease (CKD), has announced that its TENOR device has obtained Breakthrough Device Designation from the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Cellular Origins launches Constellation automated cell therapy platform
Cellular Origins has launched Constellation, its closed, configurable, robotic platform at the International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy (ISCT) Annual Meeting 2023. Designed to automate the manufacturing of advanced therapies without significant process redevelopment, Constellation combines aseptic fluid handling technologies with advanced automation.
Avacta acquires Coris Bioconcept
Avacta, a life sciences company developing targeted oncology drugs and diagnostics, has acquired Belgian firm Coris Bioconcept which develops, manufactures and markets rapid diagnostic test kits.
Blood biomarker can help predict Alzheimer’s - study
New research has revealed further details of how Alzheimer’s disease is caused, and a blood test could predict who will go on to develop the condition. A new paper published in Nature Medicine by staff at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found that the build-up of amyloid protein in the brain, long associated with the disease, may in itself not be enough to cause symptoms.
MHRA announces new routes for medicine approval via international partners
New regulatory recognition routes for medicines will be established using approvals from Australia, Canada, the European Union, Japan, Switzerland, Singapore and the United States, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has announced.
PathPresenter passes 50,000 global users
PathPresenter, the global image sharing platform for pathology, has announced that its free public platform now has more than 50,000 registered users in 172 countries. Nearly 7,000 users have joined the pathology image sharing community in the past 12 months.
IBMS publishes 2022 Annual Report
The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) has published its 2022 Annual Report, reflecting on the support it is providing its members and how it is using its channels to raise awareness of biomedical science.
Validair Monitoring Solutions rebrands as FMS
Validair Monitoring Solutions has chosen to rebrand its business and has changed its name to FMS. The move comes as the company expands into new sectors with facility-wide and cleanroom airborne particle monitoring increasingly relevant in markets beyond the pharmaceutical industry.
Menarini launches PRIME MDx platform
A. Menarini Diagnostics has launched its new PRIME MDx platform: a sample-to-result, all-in-one, fully-automated molecular diagnostics platform for the processing of various testing portfolios through real-time PCR.
MHRA and Genomics England to launch biobank for medicine research
A brand-new genetic research resource, known as a ‘biobank’, will be piloted by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in a joint venture with Genomics England to better understand how a patient’s genetic makeup can impact the safety of their medicines.
IBMS, RCPath and ACB collaborate for POCT guidance
The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) has collaborated with The Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) and The Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (ACB) to produce a strategy document aimed at those responsible for planning and commissioning novel patient services outside of traditional care settings.
RCPath chooses Dr Bernie Croal as President Elect
Dr Bernie Croal has been elected by the College membership as President Elect of The Royal College of Pathologists.
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