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Speeding cell culture workflows with serological pipettor

Anion dysregulation occurs in many diseases, from cystic fibrosis and chronic pain, to autism and cancer. Researchers at the University of Dallas are investigating anion transport in vivo with tools to help analyse the effects at the molecular level.

Health plans announced in Queen’s Speech: comment from BIVDA

British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA) Chief Executive Doris-Ann Williams and Chief Operating Officer Helen Dent have commented on the publication of the Health and Care Bill.

Cost-effective and user-friendly specimen bio-pouch

The ShuttlePouch range of leakproof pouches is designed to carry individual 95-kPa pressure differential certified blood or urine specimen tubes, and include absorbent material inside for convenient compliance to UN3373 packaging requirements.

Collaborative approach to networking at South 4 Pathology Partnership

Laboratories at four trusts, in Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire and Swindon, will use WinPath Enterprise to deliver a consistent, high-quality and equitable service and build a platform for innovation.

The consultant biomedical scientist role in dermatopathology

Consultant biomedical scientist roles are no longer the rarity they once were. RCPath/IBMS examinations in cellular pathology have begun to open career pathways that will allow these roles to become more commonplace over time, as Guy Orchard explains

Near Miss Events and Incident Investigation webinar

SHOT and the MHRA will hold a joint webinar on 19 May, 1300–1400 BST, on the importance of learning from Near Miss events and the principles of Investigating Incidents. It will also include illustrative cases to highlight key learning points.

Cleanroom-compatible CO2 Incubator: reliability and ease of use

Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched a CO2 incubator that combines optimal cell growth capabilities with certified cleanroom compatibility, addressing the need for high-performance incubation systems that meet stringent cleanroom and cGMP standards.

Workflow automation specifically designed for mid-volume laboratories

Beckman Coulter has announced the European launch of the DxA 5000 Fit, a workflow automation solution designed to fit into medium-sized laboratories that run fewer than 5000 tests a day.

Automated fluorescence cell counting redefined

CytoSMART Technologies has announced the release of its first fluorescence cell counter. The CytoSMART Exact FL is an automated, dual fluorescence cell counter with an expanded field of view and performance.

Creating better outcomes for bowel cancer patients

A test that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to measure proteins present in some patients with advanced bowel cancer could hold the key to more targeted treatment, according to recent research.

The latest aid in the diagnosis of tuberculosis

LIOFeron-TB/LTBI is an in vitro blood IGRA useful in the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium causing tuberculosis (TB), and is intended for use in conjunction with other medical and diagnostic evaluations.

First CN-Series analysers installed at St Thomas’ Hospital in London

Sysmex UK has recently launched the new CN-Series of analysers, designed to provide a powerful solution and to deliver answers to laboratory haemostasis testing requirements of productivity, services, analytical and operational performance.

Cross-border collaboration results in Red Dot Design Award

The Randox Discovery, an innovative diagnostic analyser that can consolidate molecular and immunoassay testing on one compact benchtop platform, has received the 2021 Red Dot Award for High Design Quality.

Certification for versatile rapid diagnostic platform

AnteoTech has announced that its EuGeni Reader and accompanying COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) have received CE-mark registration as the company looks to progress with European distribution.

Pipettes redefining stem cell research in Germany

INTEGRA Biosciences’ VIAFLO electronic pipettes are helping denovoMATRIX in Dresden, Germany, to produce modular, biomimetic coatings for cell culture plasticware that can be tailored to recreate various conditions to test adherent cell cultures.

Research into chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, infection and genetics

A study led by The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) researchers has revealed that death from infection in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is associated with certain gene mutations.

New pathology partnership to transform patient care in UK capital

A partnership that will transform pathology services and help to improve the quality of patient care across South East London has gone live.

Brighton academic receives prestigious IBMS Life Membership

Dr Sarah Pitt has been made a Life Member of the Institute of Biomedical Science in recognition of her long and valuable contribution to the field of virology.

Detection of Gram-positive bacteria

ViroStat is a primary manufacturer, supplying infectious disease reagents to researchers and rapid test manufacturers. It has just released a new set of monoclonal antibodies to lipoteichoic acid (LTA).

Global Image of the Year Award winners announced

Olympus has unveiled the winners of its second Global Image of the Year Life Science Light Microscopy Award. The winning images were selected from a record number of entries—nearly 700 submissions from 61 countries.

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