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WHO updates list of drug-resistant bacteria most threatening to human health

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released its updated Bacterial Priority Pathogens List (BPPL) 2024, featuring 15 families of antibiotic-resistant bacteria grouped into critical, high and medium categories for prioritisation. The list provides guidance on the development of new and necessary treatments to stop the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Everything you need to know about NGS

INTEGRA Biosciences has released a new eBook providing a complete guide to next generation sequencing (NGS).

Bosch launches PCR rapid test for Candida auris

Bosch Healthcare Solutions has developed a PCR test for detecting Candida auris (C. auris) on the Vivalytic platform. The test is a global innovation now available for order from distribution partners including Randox Laboratories and R-Biopharm.

Collaboration aims to detect oral cavity cancer from saliva

Jerusalem-based startup Salignostics, which develops and provides rapid tests based on saliva samples, has signed a cooperation agreement with ARC Innovation - the innovation arm of Sheba Medical Center. The agreement aims to develop a test for detecting oral cavity cancer based on saliva samples.

New study applies Microsoft AI to pathology

A joint study carried out by US health group Providence, Microsoft and the University of Washington detailing work to create a novel AI-powered pathology model that will lay the foundation to improve patient outcomes and advance individually tailored care has been published in Nature.

New technique detects novel biomarkers for kidney diseases with nephrotic syndrome

A study, presented at the 61st European Renal Association (ERA) Congress, has uncovered a significant breakthrough in the diagnosis and monitoring of kidney diseases associated with nephrotic syndrome.

Official opening for Dorset Pathology Hub

A 'new era' in medical diagnostics and patient care in Dorset was celebrated as NHS staff and partners gathered recently, to witness patient Steve Hiorns officially open the state-of-the-art Dorset Pathology Hub.

Nanopath secures grants to continue developing diagnostics for women

Point-of-care diagnostics company Nanopath has been awarded $4 million in funding from US Federal agencies. The company was awarded a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support continued research and development of the company's point-of-care diagnostic platform for pelvic and gynaecologic infections.

Roche and Hitachi High-Tech extend 46-year partnership

Roche and Hitachi High-Tech have announced the extension of the partnership between the two companies, committing to at least 10 years of additional collaboration. Bringing together Roche and Hitachi’s expertise and track record in diagnostics innovation, engineering and manufacturing, the renewed contract further strengthens the long-lasting partnership.

NHS and NICE plan to speed up adoption of new medtech

NHS patients in England are set to benefit from faster access to new medical technologies under new plans. Proposals set out in a joint NHS England and NICE consultation outline a new route for medtech developers to access NHS funding to fast-track clinically and cost-effective products for use by the healthcare system.

MHRA proposes framework for international recognition of medical devices

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has published a statement of policy intent for international recognition of medical devices.

ACPCC future-proofs laboratory with Cirdan partnership

The Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer (ACPCC), a not-for-profit organisation with 60 years of expertise in cervical cancer prevention, has partnered with Cirdan to implement a state-of-the-art laboratory information management system (LIMS) to optimise and future-proof its laboratory workflows.

BIVDA welcomes MHRA's international recognition statement

BIVDA has welcomed a statement of policy intent published by MHRA for recognition by the UK of approvals of medical devices from international regulators.

MHRA consulting on tighter safety standards for IVDs

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has launched a four-week consultation which will support improved safety for certain high-risk IVD devices.

Karius Test receives Breakthrough Device Designation

Karius has announced that its Karius Test has been granted designation as a Breakthrough Device from the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the US FDA, for use in the diagnosis and management of immunocompromised patients with suspected lung infections including lower respiratory infection and pneumonia.

Japanese study supports use of AI for breast and prostate cancer diagnosis

Ibex Medical Analytics and Kameda Medical Center (Kameda), both feature in a newly published clinical study evaluating Ibex's Galen platform, which demonstrated excellent outcomes in detecting cancer and other pathologies in prostate and breast biopsies.

Sysmex celebrates workplace recognition

Sysmex has been recognised in the ‘Great Place to Work’ scheme, receiving the 41st position in the ‘Best Workplaces 2024 – Large Category’ list, after being certified last November. In 2023 Sysmex UK was also recognised as a Great Place to Work for wellbeing.

New network to provide national leadership for healthtech

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has awarded £5 million for an NIHR HealthTech Research Centre Network, hosted by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, from 1 September 2024.

MHRA establishes new group to tackle AMR

Backed by a new award of £1.8 million, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is to establish a dedicated team to provide regulatory scientific support for innovators creating novel antimicrobials and diagnostics as part of a programme led by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to support the international community in tackling the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

PathAI introduces foundation model to enhance AI for pathology

PathAI has announced the launch of Pathology Universal Transformer (PLUTO), a pathology-centric foundation model, to further differentiate the company’s portfolio of products geared towards biopharma and pathology laboratory customers.

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