RECENT NEWS

Eliminating nucleic acid sample loss with a new reader

Tecan has launched the Frida Reader for the Fluent Automation Workstation, offering researchers the ability to quantify nucleic acids without sample loss.

Investment in diagnostics: a call from BIVDA

The British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA) has called for an economic recovery based on developing the UK as a science superpower, with a policy focus on advanced manufacturing, research and innovation, and highly skilled jobs.

Antibiotic could be repurposed and added to tuberculosis treatment

New research, published recently in the Journal of Medical Microbiology, has found that fidaxomicin is more effective than existing tuberculosis (TB) medication at preventing growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Official distributor for analytical products range announced

Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) has announced further consolidation of its relationship with Merck through its appointment as an official distributor for the Supelco range of analytical products.

Nanoparticle cytokines enable use of macrophages to treat disease

Cell Guidance Systems, a specialist in the control, manipulation and monitoring of cells has announced its POlyhedrin Delivery System (PODS) technology has been shown to modulate macrophage secretion profiles with therapeutic potential.

Certification obtained for new haematology analyser

HORIBA Medical has obtained CE-mark certification for the Microsemi CRP LC-767G, its new generation of the Microsemi CRP haematology analyser.

Revolutionising pancreatic elastase testing

Faecal pancreatic elastase testing can now be automated, providing flexible and random-access application on most clinical chemistry platforms. The new fPELA turbo from BÜHLMANN is ideal for identification and monitoring of pancreatic insufficiency.

Pediatric Reference Intervals: an updated volume

A revised textbook entitled ‘Pediatric Reference Intervals (8th edn)’ is a must-have for clinical chemists, haematologists, pathologists, endocrinologists and paediatricians.

Health and Care White Paper: comments 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 White Paper by the Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

Fast and efficient research with advanced 3D cell analysis

Olympus is launching NoviSight 3D analysis software globally. For life science research that relies on cell analysis, the information provided by NoviSight software can improve the entire experimental process.

Acquisitions expand laboratory chemistry offerings

HORIBA UK, Medical has announced that HORIBA and HORIBA Instruments have acquired MedTest Holdings, comprising MedTest Dx, Pointe Scientific, Clinitox Diagnostix and Medical Laboratory Solutions.

Cytology in the year 2021

Hedley Glencross, lead biomedical scientist in diagnostic cytology and andrology at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, gives his views on the current state of cytopathology.

Pathology Mu: a new online resource

Introducing a consultancy and training service for statistical assessment of medical laboratory assay performance, including measurement uncertainty, internal quality control and assay interpretation.

Antibody Handbook from GenScript

The Antibody Handbook from GenScript provides a broad overview of the discovery process for the generation of antibody-based therapeutics, while discussing basic concepts around antibody production.

Leading the way in EU IVD-Regulation certification

Tecan is one of the first companies to meet the requirements of the European Union’s In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVD-R) 2017/746 (Annex IX, Chapter I and III).

Streamlining production of venom-based screening assays

Venomtech is harnessing the power of natural venoms produced by animals to generate compound libraries that are used in drug discovery studies.

Productivity and efficiency benefits of new haematology analysers

Beckman Coulter has launched its DxH 560 AL, a tabletop analyser geared to reduce the time and resource constraints faced by small to mid-sized laboratories.

Temperature controller for HPLC columns

Torrey Pines Scientific has announced its new EchoTherm Model CO50 programmable high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) column chiller/heater.

Automating pre-analytical processing of whole blood samples

Tecan has launched the Fluent Mix and Pierce Workstation to provide end-to-end automation for whole blood pipetting in clinical environments.

Economic and effective solution to imaging

Now available from Alpha Laboratories, the new gelLITE gel documentation system is a compact and convenient system for documentation of agarose gels and stained protein gels.

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