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Antibody Handbook from GenScript

The Antibody Handbook from GenScript provides a broad overview of the discovery process for the generation of antibody-based therapeutics, while discussing basic concepts around antibody production.

Leading the way in EU IVD-Regulation certification

Tecan is one of the first companies to meet the requirements of the European Union’s In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVD-R) 2017/746 (Annex IX, Chapter I and III).

Streamlining production of venom-based screening assays

Venomtech is harnessing the power of natural venoms produced by animals to generate compound libraries that are used in drug discovery studies.

Productivity and efficiency benefits of new haematology analysers

Beckman Coulter has launched its DxH 560 AL, a tabletop analyser geared to reduce the time and resource constraints faced by small to mid-sized laboratories.

Temperature controller for HPLC columns

Torrey Pines Scientific has announced its new EchoTherm Model CO50 programmable high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) column chiller/heater.

Automating pre-analytical processing of whole blood samples

Tecan has launched the Fluent Mix and Pierce Workstation to provide end-to-end automation for whole blood pipetting in clinical environments.

Economic and effective solution to imaging

Now available from Alpha Laboratories, the new gelLITE gel documentation system is a compact and convenient system for documentation of agarose gels and stained protein gels.

Validated antibody pairs for respiratory pathogen detection

ViroStat is a primary manufacturer of antibody pairs validated for use in enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and lateral-flow applications. These OEM pairs are currently used in numerous IVD products for antigen detection.

Ambitious plans for the next five years unveiled by HCPC

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has unveiled its new Corporate Strategy, setting out a bold agenda for the next five years and a clear vision for the future.

First virtual genomics symposium

On 24 February, Tecan will mark 20 years since publication of the draft sequence of the human genome by hosting its first virtual genomics symposium. This one-day event will be live-streamed using a sophisticated new online platform.

Surgical specimen management in operating theatres and the laboratory

A webinar to be held on 21 January (2.00 pm) to include a presentation of Menarini’s different offerings in surgical specimen management as well as a live demonstration of these instruments. Click on this story for the link to register.

Protocols to monitor emicizumab with greater confidence

Diagnostica Stago has developed an automated test set-up to enable monitoring of the new, highly-active haemophilia drug emicizumab. The new protocol also eliminates any carry-over concerns.

Neutrophil reactivity and granularity: a matter of intensity

Sysmex’s haematological inflammation parameters support early diagnosis so that targeted treatment can be started, changed or modified. Monitoring patients with inflammatory diseases and the success of their therapy helps to avoid antibiotic overuse.

Digital pathology image analysis algorithms in breast cancer

Roche has announced the CE-IVD launch of its automated digital pathology algorithms uPath HER2 (4B5) image analysis and uPath Dual ISH image analysis for breast cancer to help determine the best treatment strategy for each patient.

Annual SHOT Report 2019: ADU highlights webinar

The SHOT team will host its first webinar of 2021 on 28 January, 1400–1500 GMT, and cover the Avoidable, Delayed or Under/Overtransfusion (ADU) chapter of the Annual SHOT Report 2019. Click on this story for the link to register.

Realising the full potential of AI-enabled digital pathology

Proscia, a provider of digital and computational pathology solutions, has announced that Laboratorium Pathologie Oost-Nederland (LabPON), the first laboratory in the world to 100% digital pathology diagnosis, will deploy its Concentriq platform.

Immunotherapy in resistant cancer: from the bench to the clinic

A new textbook entitled ‘Immunotherapy in Resistant Cancer: From the Lab Bench Work to Its Clinical Perspectives’ explains immunotherapies for different types of cancer, helping users carry out research or create alternatives for drug development.

Branching out: DNA advances in degenerative disease treatments

New research on the structure and dynamics of a branched form of DNA called a three-way junction could lead to more effectively targeted treatments for degenerative disorders like Huntington’s disease.

Blood test to support challenging decision-making in prostate cancer

Proteomedix, the Swiss cancer diagnostics company, has announced that the results of PROPOSe, a prospective multicentre study of Proclarix in clinical routine use, have been published in European Urology Oncology.

Deadly parasites create unique cellular structures to survive

Scientists have solved a key parasitic puzzle, revealing the unique and complex structures toxoplasmosis and malaria parasites make in order to survive in different hosts.

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