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New crystallisation technology on show at Lab Innovations 2022

Technobis Crystallization Systems will be showcasing its new Crystal16 benchtop crystalliser, which allows scientists to obtain solubility data earlier in drug development.

EKF introduces hand-held haemoglobin analyser

The DiaSpect POC haemoglobin analyser is now powered by EKF Link digital connectivity solution, with secure POC connectivity.

Patients face six-year wait for test after first signs of heart failure

New research has found that people can wait up to six years to be tested for heart failure after first presenting with key warning signs, due partly to delayed symptom recognition and a lack of testing in primary care.

NIHR announces £800million funding for Biomedical Research Centres

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has awarded nearly £800 million to 20 Biomedical Research Centres across England, to translate scientific discoveries into new treatments, diagnostic tests and medical technologies to improve patients' lives.

Digital Pathology Connections community debuts

Pathologists from Europe, Japan and the United States have jointly announced the debut of Digital Pathology Connections (DPC), a global community for professionals interested in the digital future of the anatomic pathology laboratory.

PerkinElmer donation expands sickle cell screening in Ghana

PerkinElmer contributes reliable, fast, and cost-efficient solutions to screen for the disease in collaboration with the Sickle Cell Foundation and Ghana Health Services.

NanoString and Visiopharm announce collaboration on GeoMx workflow

NanoString Technologies, a leading provider of life science tools for discovery and translational research, and Visiopharm, a leader in AI-driven digital pathology software, have announced a collaboration to accelerate the discovery of novel biomarkers and drug targets using the latest spatial imaging and machine learning technologies.

SYNLAB secures Provider status to aid NHS’s COVID bounce back

Pathology provider SYNLAB is ready to play a key role in assisting the UK’s ongoing COVID recovery after securing membership of NHS England’s Increasing Capacity Framework (ICF).

Evident and Sakura Finetek partner on slide scanning solution

Sakura Finetek and Evident Scientific have announced a collaboration to offer a full workflow solution for anatomic pathology slide preparation and high-resolution digital scanning in the Americas.

Roche introduces next-generation portfolio of SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen tests

Roche has announced the launch of its next-generation portfolio SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen tests (“2.0”) for self-testing and professional use in countries accepting the CE Mark. Distribution of the new rapid test portfolio is projected to begin in the coming weeks.

Proscia updates Concentriq Dx enabling 100% digital diagnosis

Software platform helps keep pace with rising demand for pathology services as US labour shortage intensifies.

Linkam Scientific Instruments marks 40th anniversary in new UK premises

Linkam Scientific Instruments has opened the doors at its new UK premises in Redhill, Surrey, UK, on the occasion of its 40th anniversary in temperature-controlled microscopy.

Cherwell appoints business development manager to support customers in the north

Eleanor Corbett has joined Cherwell’s expert team of cleanroom microbiology sales specialists.

Gestalt's digital pathology solution receives CE-IVD marks

PathFlow viewer and automated workflow are now European regulatory cleared for use in primary diagnosis.

Roche adds to dermatology biomarkers with new PRAME antibody

Roche has launched Anti-PRAME (EPR 20330) rabbit monoclonal primary antibody to identify PRAME protein expression in tissue samples from patients with suspected melanoma.

Boston Cell Standards secures first FDA clearance for anatomic pathology controls.

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance introduces first immunohistochemistry IHControls panel for evaluating breast cancers.

NovoPath 360 now includes more integrated workflows

Laboratory information systems (LIS) company NovoPath has released enhanced integrated workflows for genetic and molecular testing.

Biotium’s new Gel-Bright offers superior illumination

The Gel-Bright laser diode gel illuminator is more sensitive than blue LED illuminators for red dyes, without UV hazards.

Rapid PCR MRSA/SA testing now available on Vivalytic

Providing a quick diagnosis of methicillin resistance at the point of care, the latest addition to the Vivalytic portfolio of tests not only provides rapid RT-PCR results in 53 minutes but differentiates between methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and methicillin-sensitive S. aureus (MSSA), which promotes targeted therapy.

Rapid detection of Gram-negative bacteria

ViroStat has introduced new antibodies to enable the quicker detection of Gram-negative bacteria.

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