RECENT NEWS

Method comparison studies in biomedical science

Following the success of article series on measurement uncertainty and internal quality control, Stephen MacDonald is now turning his attention to method comparison, starting in the August issue of Pathology in Practice.

Digital blood cell morphology QC, training and evaluation tool

HORIBA UK, Medical has launched an affordable digital tool for online skill evaluation and training in cytology. The Quality Slide Program (QSP) 2.0 draws on the wealth of haematology expertise held within HORIBA Medical globally.

My Qualiris QC: opening up a diagnostic challenge

Stago UK is offering UK laboratories a free trial of its widely respected Diagnostic Challenge, part of the company’s international external quality assurance (EQA) programme, My Qualiris QC.

Liquid aspiration in biosafety cabinets

The BioChem-VacuuCenter (BVC) fluid aspiration systems are the perfect solution for safe, sensitive and efficient aspiration of cell culture supernatants.

New haemophilia B data presented at ISTH 2020 meeting

Freeline, a clinical stage adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapy company, has announced new data on its AAV gene therapy product candidate, FLT180a, in severe haemophilia B patients.

Bioremediation and quantum modelling techniques

Researchers are designing microorganisms to help break down pollutants and toxins like aflatoxins that contaminate food crops and pose a serious health threat to humans and livestock.

Cas9 and dCas9-VPR stable cell lines in CRISPR gene editing workflows

Horizon Discovery Group, a leader in gene editing and gene modulation for cell line engineering, has introduced its stably expressing Cas9 and dCas9-VPR cell lines to help accelerate gene knockout and gene activation experiments, respectively.

Recent economic announcements: a response from BIVDA

Doris-Ann Williams, Chief Executive of the British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA), has commented on the economic announcements in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Summer Economic Update.

LGC acquires The Native Antigen Company

LGC has acquired The Native Antigen Company (NAC), one of the world’s leading suppliers of high-quality infectious disease antigens and antibodies, and a developer, manufacturer and supplier of reagents to the in vitro diagnostic (IVD) sector.

Expression of interest in a new national microbiology framework sought

Public Health England (PHE) is asking for expressions of interest from suppliers that provide diagnostics, research and development, manufacturing of supplies and services, and provision of testing capacity for a new national microbiology framework.

Win a VACUSAFE Aspiration System from INTEGRA

INTEGRA Biosciences is offering the chance to win a VACUSAFE Aspiration System. A compact, all-in-one laboratory vacuum pump, it enables safe and efficient collection and containment of biological waste, meeting stringent biosafety level guidelines.

Transforming bowel cancer screening into a precision tool using AI

The University of Glasgow, with the NHS and Scottish technology companies, will lead a project to transform bowel screening by developing a diagnostic tool that uses artificial intelligence to predict who will develop future polyps and tumours.

Improving early diagnosis in cancer, thoracic and liver disease

Roche Diagnostics UK & Ireland is part of a consortium to win funding provided through UK Research and Innovation’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to take forward projects to improve early diagnosis of cancer, thoracic and liver diseases.

Veterinary diagnostics: benefits of rapid In-house cytology

SYNLAB VPG and Scopio Labs have collaborated to present a free online CPD webinar on in-house veterinary cytology hosted by VPG’s Laboratory Director and Veterinary Clinical Pathologist, Fiona Gosling.

High-resolution cytology in veterinary pathology

SYNLAB’s Veterinary Pathology Group (VPG) is the first network of veterinary laboratories in the UK to offer ScopioVet, an innovative digital platform for faster, in-practice cytology processing using high-resolution slide imaging.

Less plastic, less packaging: help to go green

Millipore leads the design and manufacture of membrane devices for sterile filtration, and now provides consistent, reliable sterilisation of media and buffers, but with significant reduction in disposable plastic materials.

Pathology Horizons: the webinar edition

Cirdan will host a special Pathology Horizons webinar on Wednesday, 16 September. This two-hour event will reflect the usual Pathology Horizons theme, The Future of Pathology, but focus particularly on the impact of COVID-19 in laboratory medicine.

The Analytical VIP: a virtual event

HORIBA Scientific is hosting its first virtual trade show on 23–25 June 2020. The Analytical VIP will offer participants the ability to learn about the company’s latest products and capabilities, and meet with its specialists via live chat.

Global healthcare community to unite at Omnia Health Live

For five days this month (22–26 June 2020) the global healthcare community will come together on a scale not seen before through a new experience delivered entirely online, Omnia Health Live, a virtual event organised by Informa Markets Healthcare.

Investment in automation at a leading global rapid test manufacturer

Abingdon Health has announced further expansion at its York headquarters in the UK, following further investment in state-of-the-art lateral-flow automation, which will result in Europe’s largest capacity for rapid test manufacturing.