RECENT NEWS

Implementing best-in-class testing standards

Diaceutics has announced three new partnerships on its DXRX platform, as it continues on its mission to get every patient the treatment they deserve.

Exclusive distribution of stem cell culture substrate

FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific has become the exclusive, worldwide distributor of Cellnest, a recombinant peptide attachment substrate that offers optimal adhesion and proliferation of stem cells in chemically defined, animal component-free conditions.

Lab Innovations event postponed until November 2021

Easyfairs has announced that its Lab Innovations 2020 event, which was due to take place on 4–5 November at the NEC, Birmingham, is now postponed until 3–4 November 2021.

Assessing measurement uncertainty: a series refresher

In the September 2020 digital issue, Pathology in Practice concatenates seven articles written by Dr Stephen MacDonald on various aspects of measurement uncertainty evaluation, and their importance commercially and professionally.

Improving cancer diagnostics with AI in pathology

The NHS recently announced a £50 million fund to accelerate AI-based technologies for improving healthcare. Among the 42 funded recipients, Ibex Medical Analytics was the sole company chosen that offers AI tools for pathology.

Diagnostics sector support in spending review: a BIVDA submission

The British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA) has called on the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to put support for the UK IVD industry at the forefront of the forthcoming Comprehensive Spending Review.

Announcing the BIVDA Expo 2020

The British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA) is running an online Expo as a service to its members, which will take the form of a virtual tradeshow running on 10–12 November.

Meeting clinical needs in biomarker discovery and characterisation

Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced collaborations of the Thermo Fisher Precision Medicine Science Center with AstraZeneca and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in development of innovative solutions in clinical biomarker discovery.

Expert advisory panel to power DXRX diagnostic network

Diaceutics has announced the establishment of a dedicated Advisory Panel of experts to support and inform the development and rollout of its DXRX platform – the world’s first diagnostic network for precision medicine.

StarBright Violet 515 dye for flow cytometry

Bio-Rad Laboratories has announced the launch of StarBright Violet 515 (SBV515) dye, the first of a new range of fluorescent nanoparticles, for use in flow cytometry and compatible with most flow cytometers and experimental protocols.

Haemoscore app: decision-making in thrombosis and bleeding disorders

Stago has updated its free, interactive Haemoscore app, designed to facilitate faster and more accurate decision-making in thrombotic and bleeding problems. The original app has already been downloaded by more than 12,000 users worldwide.

Dual fluorescence and brightfield automated cell counter

CellDrop from DeNovix has won many fans among life scientists since its launch in 2019. At the recent Scientists' Choice Awards, it was voted Life Science Best New Product of the Year.

Call to protect charity research joined by BIVDA

The British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA) has joined over 30 top pharmaceutical, IVD and health technology bodies to sign an open letter to the Prime Minister urging government to provide financial support for medical research charities.

Accelerating sample transfers in Switzerland

Researchers in the Department of Biomedicine at the University of Basel are using INTEGRA’s VOYAGER adjustable tip-spacing electronic pipette to increase the efficiency of their workflows and reduce pipetting errors.

Fully automated onsite archiving and retrieval management

Menarini Diagnostics is expanding its comprehensive cellular pathology portfolio with ARKIVE BC and ARKIVE SL solutions for automated archiving and retrieval of histological blocks and slides.

Practical manual guide on venous thromboembolism

Stago UK has published a new educational guide on venous thromboembolism (VTE), the seventh booklet in Stago’s Practical Manual series, written by an international panel of scientific experts.

Goodbye PHE, hello National Institute for Health Protection

The new National Institute for Health Protection will incorporate some of the responsibilities of PHE with NHS Test and Trace and the Joint Biosecurity Centre. In the October issue of PIP, Dr Valerie Bevan will offer views on this move.

Ready-to-use kit for rapid AAV titre determination

Gyros Protein Technologies, a pioneer in automated nanolitre-scale immunoassays, peptide synthesisers and reagents, has introduced the Gyrolab AAVX Titre Kit for adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector titre determination in AAV vector manufacturing.

Oxford department achieves 100% digitisation of surgical slides

Royal Philips has supported Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust to become one of the earliest UK adopters of a fully digitised cellular pathology (histopathology) department.

analytica 2020: world’s leading trade fair to be held virtually

This year, Messe München is hosting the world’s leading trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology as a virtual event. The new-format analytica virtual will enable exhibitors to book digital trade fair booths for 19–23 October.