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Eliminate user fatigue and improve pipetting productivity

CDI Labs – a biotechnology company based in Puerto Rico – is using Integra’s VIAFLO and VOYAGER electronic pipettes to streamline workflows and improve accuracy for the development of next generation proteomics products.

Viruses and vaccines – new myth-busting RCPath resource

Viruses and Vaccines, a new resource to stimulate discussion and improve understanding of the vital role vaccines have in preventing disease and improving public health, has been launched by The Royal College of Pathologists.

Guide to CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing

The ‘CRISPR Handbook – Enabling Genome Editing and Transforming Life Science Research’ is GenScript's comprehensive guide to the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing revolution. Click on this item for the link to download the handbook.

The need for a diagnostics industry of critical mass: a BIVDA response

The British In Vitro Diagnostic Association (BIVDA) has submitted a response to the government’s new Innovation Taskforce, set up by the Prime Minister.

Haemolytic Transfusion Reactions and Haemoglobinopathies webinar

The SHOT team will host a webinar on 12 March, 1300–1400 GMT, covering the HTR chapter of the Annual SHOT Report 2019, with a look at hyperhaemolysis cases and patients with haemoglobinopathies. Click on this story for the link to register.

High-performance liquid chromatography column oven

Torrey Pines Scientific has announced its new EchoTherm HPLC Column Oven Model CO20. The temperature range is from room temperature to 90.0°C readable and settable to 0.1°C.

Congress 2022: the indicative programme

It is now a little over 12 months to the IBMS Congress (14–17 March 2022), and potential delegates are being invited to take advantage of the early booking discounts that are available for this premier event on the laboratory medicine calendar.

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.

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