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CE mark for AI-powered breast cancer detection

Medical Analytics, a pioneer in artificial intelligence (AI)-powered cancer diagnostics, has gained CE-marking for the Galen Breast solution for use in supporting pathologists in detection of various types of breast cancer.

New insight into early stages of bowel cancer

An international team of scientists has identified key factors underpinning the development of bowel or colorectal cancer in patients with a genetic predisposition to the disease.

Delivering AI-powered clinical workflows for digital pathology

Indica Labs and Ibex Medical Analytics have announced an agreement to integrate the Galen AI-based cancer diagnostics platform into the HALO AP digital pathology workflow platform.

Support to government from BIVDA for COP26 climate goals

The British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA) has written to the President of COP26, Alok Sharma MP, to offer the support of the industry for the forthcoming COP26 summit in Glasgow.

Viruses and mutations

Viruses are endlessly fascinating. That is why, despite branching out into other areas of microbiology during her career, Dr Sarah Pitt is always pulled back to the virology specialty.

Blood cell morphology newsletter and training tool

HORIBA UK, Medical offers a blood cell morphology-focused newsletter that draws on HORIBA Medical’s haematology expertise. The Quality Slide Program (QSP) newsletter includes morphology case studies, top morphology tips, slide reviews and quizzes.

HistoDream M semi-automated microtome launched

Menarini Diagnostics has expanded its HistoDream range of equipment with the new semi-automated HistoDream M microtome, which maximises operator safety during use, with features such as a finger guard and a hand lock in every position.

Energy saving autoclave range introduced

Low loading height, wide door swing, advanced programming for simple to complex sterilising tasks, effective use of power and water are just a few of the user benefits from the Priorclave QCS range of research-grade laboratory autoclaves.

Accelerating brain tumour research with pipette portfolio

Researchers at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich are focused on the rapid translation of drugs for use in childhood brain tumours, and the INTEGRA family of products has been a part of the laboratory since its inception.

Test panel for stomach health backed by further evidence

A recent study published by the research group of Professor Francesco Di Mario at Parma University, Italy, found a strong relationship between low levels of plasma gastrin-17 (G-17) and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).

High-quality pipette servicing delivered by manufacturer

Preventative maintenance of pipettes is critical and essential. They require regular servicing, cleaning and calibration to ensure they operate within specification and deliver reproducible data.

Flow Eighteen38 reagent antibodies licensed for cancer research

Flow Eighteen38 and FairJourney Biologics (FJB) have announced an agreement with the Hubrecht Institute to harness the potential of FJB’s proprietary llama naïve libraries to develop antibodies to be used as research tools for the Hans Clevers group.

RiboDepletion kit for next-generation sequencing

Bio-Rad Laboratories, a leader in life science research and clinical diagnostic products, has launched the SEQuoia RiboDepletion Kit, which improves assay efficiency by eliminating irrelevant ribosomal RNA (rRNA) fragments from an RNA-Seq library.

Automated incubators and storage systems

Pharmaceutical and biotechnology laboratories performing high-throughput screening, high-content screening and molecular cell biology can now benefit from a series of new automated incubators and storage solutions.

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.

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