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Influenza and COVID-19 surveillance report published

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has published its latest national influenza and COVID-19 surveillance report, which includes respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) data, showing that COVID-19 activity decreased across most indicators over the Christmas period.

BSMT launches 2024 Annual Conference: 'Rapid diagnostics – warts and all'

The British Society For Microbial Technology (BSMT) has unveiled details of its annual conference. The 39th Annual Microbiology Conference will take place on Thursday 2 May at the RAF Museum, Hendon, with the title: ‘Rapid Diagnostics - warts and all.'

Landmark study supports whole genome sequencing in standard cancer care

In the largest study of its kind, a newly published research paper reports how combining health data with whole genome sequence (WGS) data in patients with cancer can help doctors provide more tailored care for their patients.

Rapid generation of multiple atmospheres in gas jars

Don Whitley Scientific (DWS) has launched a new gassing system for the rapid generation of multiple atmospheres (anaerobic, microaerobic and capnophilic) in gas jars.

Orasure Technologies partners with diagnostics firm Sapphiros

OraSure Technologies a Pennsylvania, USA-based diagnostic firm and laboratory, has announced it is leading the Series B financing and has entered wide-ranging strategic distribution agreements with Sapphiros, a privately held consumer diagnostics portfolio company based in Boston, and certain of its related entities.

Epredia launches SlideMate Laser slide printer in US

Epredia has launched US sales of SlideMate Laser, the newest addition to the company’s SlideMate portfolio of slide printers, used in pathology laboratories to identify and help track tissue samples.

bioMérieux bolsters software portfolio with LUMED acquisition

In vitro diagnostics firm bioMérieux has announced the acquisition of LUMED, a software company that has developed a clinical decision support system to help hospitals optimise antimicrobial prescriptions and monitor healthcare-associated infections.

IBMS highlights challenges in cancer testing

The IBMS and AstraZeneca have published a paper outlining how to create the capacity the NHS needs for the future of cancer testing.

MHRA publishes regulatory ‘roadmap’ for medical devices

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), has published a regulatory ‘roadmap’, pointing the way ahead for new measures to support safe access to medical technology including AI and diagnostics.

Paige unveils new AI for cancer detection across multiple tissue types

Digital pathology solutions firm Paige has announced the release of a groundbreaking AI product developed from Paige’s Pathology Foundation Model, Virchow. The new application can detect cancer across more than 17 different tissue types including skin, lung, and the gastrointestinal tract, along with multiple rare tumour types and metastatic deposits.

HORIBA launches HELO 2.0 fully automated modular haematology solution

HORIBA Medical has launched the new HELO 2.0 high-throughput automated haematology platform which is CE-IVDR approved. It has been designed in consultation with customers to further improve and cover all needs of high-throughput fully automated haematology.

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences releases first anti-TRBC2 conjugated antibody for flow cytometry

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences has announced it has developed the first commercially available anti-TRBC2 conjugated antibody for flow cytometry, providing greater clarity to clinical researchers in the identification of T-cell neoplasms in areas including cancer research.

Cherwell Joins the AnalytiChem group of companies

Cleanroom microbiology company Cherwell has announced it is joining the AnalytiChem group of companies. Cherwell will join seven other businesses within the group, located across Europe, North America and Australia.

NHS launches pre-market engagement for at-home blood tests

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the NHS have published an early market engagement to any organisations which are interested in the blood self-sampling/testing services for the build and private Beta phase of the digital NHS Health Check.

UKAS issues ISO 15189:2022 transition update

Following the publication of ISO 15189:2022 in December 2022, the first year of the three-year transition period is now complete and UKAS has issued an update on the transition process.

Six million vital checks carried out by CDCs

More than six million tests, scans and health checks have taken place at community diagnostic centres (CDCs) across the country, helping speed up diagnoses and treatments for NHS patients.

Thermo Fisher Scientific launches PangenomiX Array to support population-scale disease research

Earlier this year, scientists unveiled the first draft of the pangenome, based on full genetic blueprints from 47 people around the world to create a more diverse representation of the human genome. To more accurately account for this richer picture of human genomic variation, Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched the new Axiom PangenomiX Array, its largest and most ethnically diverse array to date, offering optimal genetic coverage for population scale disease studies and pharmacogenomic research.

UK set to miss out on HealthTech innovations if barriers aren’t removed

Persistent regulatory ambiguity and NHS procurement processes mean the UK is at risk of missing out on the latest HealthTech innovations, the latest survey of the industry reveals.

Atom Scientific brings Falc products to the UK

Atom Scientific has announced a new distribution partnership with Falc Instruments for the UK, adding the Italian company’s laboratory equipment to its already extensive range.

NGS shows promise in expanding immunotherapy to more cancer patients

Research into next-generation sequencing carried out at Brigham and Women’s Hospital suggests that revising current cancer care guidelines could allow approximately 6,000 more patients in the US to benefit from immunotherapy treatment each year.

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