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UKRI funding global vaccine networks tackling infections

The global vaccine networks will continue their vital work for a further two years with funding granted by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), from the International Science Partnerships Fund.

Thermo Fisher scientific introduces new sample preparation solutions for respiratory diagnostic testing

Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched its new KingFisher Apex Dx, an automated nucleic acid purification instrument, and Applied Biosystems MagMAX Dx Viral/Pathogen NA Isolation Kit for the isolation and purification of viral and bacterial pathogens from respiratory biological specimens. Together these products provide laboratories with an in vitro diagnostic (IVD) and in vitro diagnostic regulation (IVD-R) approved automated sample preparation solutions for increased confidence in downstream results.

PharmaKure announces university partnership to advance research in Alzheimer’s diagnosis

PharmaKure, a clinical stage company developing precision medicine for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, has announced a research collaboration agreement with the Faculty of Pharmacy in Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), one of the largest comprehensive universities in Malaysia. The partnership is focused on advancing research initiatives on the use of machine learning tools to predict Alzheimer’s disease using blood via academic-industry partnerships.

UKHSA publishes influenza A(H1N2)v update

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has published its investigation findings on the recent case of influenza A(H1N2)v – a type of swine influenza – confirming that no further cases have been detected.

Gene-editing therapy gains FDA approval for sickle cell treatment

Vertex Pharmaceuticals and CRISPR Therapeutics have announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved CASGEVY (exagamglogene autotemcel [exa-cel]), a CRISPR/Cas9 genome-edited cell therapy, for the treatment of sickle cell disease (SCD) in patients 12 years and older with recurrent vaso-occlusive crises (VOCs).

£10 million invested in researching cancer and chronic health conditions

Innovate UK and the Office for Life Sciences (OLS) have announced new support for innovation in chronic conditions and cancer. Seventeen projects will receive £10 million in new funding as part of the advancing precision medicines competition. The OLS funding is part of the life sciences vision cancer mission.

Imaware expands with acquisition of binx consumer testing business

US digital health platform company imaware has acquired binx health’s at-home consumer testing business. The acquisition will expand imaware’s position in the growing US market for home-health testing and expand the company’s number of enterprise clients.

RCPath publishes position statement on antimicrobial resistance

The Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) has published a position statement on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), focusing on the support and investment needed by medical microbiology and virology members to tackle this threat to global health.

BD receives FDA clearance for fingertip blood collection device

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) has announced it has received 510(k) clearances from the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for a novel blood collection device that obtains blood samples from a fingerstick that produce laboratory-quality results for some of the most commonly ordered blood tests.

Corista unveils AGFA HealthCare partnership

US digital pathology firm Corista has announced a strategic partnership with AGFA HealthCare, a renowned name in diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions. This alliance represents an important advancement in healthcare technology, integrating Corista's DP3 technology with AGFA HealthCare’s Enterprise Imaging for Pathology platform.

CellNetix partners with Proscia to deliver digital pathology

CellNetix Pathology & Laboratories, one of the largest independent pathology service providers in the United States, is innovating its practice with digital pathology to advance its mission of excellence via a new partnership with digital and computational pathology solutions provider Proscia.

Omini receives EU patent approval for blood testing platform sensor

Omini, a medtech company developing the first multiplexed blood testing platform for personalised medicine and chronic disease management, has received approval from European authorities of a patent for its multi-gate Organic Electro-Chemical Transistor (OECT)-based detection device comprising depolarisation electrode.

Book now for POCT Innovators Leeds event

The latest in the series of ‘POCT Innovators: The power to disrupt’ events, taking place in Leeds on 20 March 2024, is now open for booking.

PerkinElmer acquires life sciences firm Covaris

PerkinElmer has acquired life science firm Covaris, with the merger accelerating Covaris’ growth potential and expanding PerkinElmer’s existing life sciences portfolio into the high-growth diagnostics end market. Both companies are majority owned by New Mountain Capital, and terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Spire Healthcare advances pathology services with Tribun Health partnership

Private healthcare group Spire Healthcare has taken a major step to enhance its pathology services by partnering with healthcare solutions provider Tribun Health. As a result of this collaboration, Spire is set to launch its new digital infrastructure and services this month, an important step towards the company’s aim to deliver high-quality care and innovation in the medical field.

NPIC expands network with Mid Yorkshire Trust

Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust has now connected to the National Pathology Imaging Co-operative (NPIC) digital pathology picture archiving and communication system (PACS). This high-capacity pathology image repository and exchange system revolutionises how pathologists provide patient services and expert opinions, which will facilitate digital transformation across pathology for the Trust.

Biotium launches new line of primary antibody conjugates for flow cytometry

Life science research firm Biotium has launched its new range of Choice primary antibody conjugates. With careful curation, and extensive in-house validation, Biotium Choice monoclonal primary antibodies are designed to deliver exceptional performance for flow cytometry.

FDA clears Beckman Coulter Life Sciences AQUIOS STEM System for stem cell analysis

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to distribute its popular AQUIOS STEM System in the United States. This innovation provides laboratories with an evolution of the gold standard for haematopoietic stem cell enumeration.

World-class genomics laboratory to speed up drug discovery

A new, world-class genomics laboratory is set to further the UK’s global genomics leadership and accelerate the discovery of new medicines and diagnostics. The functional genomics laboratory has been established through a partnership between the Medical Research Council (MRC), AstraZeneca and Milner Therapeutics Institute (MTI) - University of Cambridge.

World’s largest genetic project unveils incredible new data

In a momentous landmark for medical research, UK Biobank has unveiled incredible new data from whole genome sequencing of its half a million participants, work supported by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The data are set to play a key role in the discovery of new diagnostics, treatments, and cures. Uniquely, it is also available to approved researchers worldwide, via a protected database containing anonymised data.

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POCT Innovators: The Power to Disrupt Series

Cloth Hall Court, Leeds. UK
20 March, 2024

Interpreting Reports: UK NEQAS Haematology

ONLINE
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USCAP 113th Annual Meeting

Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
23-28 March, 2024

Pathology Horizons 2024

MacDonald Bath Spa Hotel, Bath
18-20 April, 2024

Diagnostics North East Conference 2024

The Catalyst, Newcastle upon Tyne
19 April, 2024

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