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Opt-in testing programme finds thousands with HIV, hepatitis B and C

A new report published by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and the University of Bristol has found that the NHS England (NHSE) emergency department opt-out testing programme for bloodborne viruses has helped to diagnose thousands of people with serious infections.

BIOTYPE launches MODAPLEX platform upgrade for multi-gene testing

Germany-based diagnostic company BIOTYPE has launched a major upgrade of its MODAPLEX platform. The benchtop diagnostic platform for the fully integrated analysis of molecular biomarker signatures allows laboratories in research and clinical settings to perform highly specialised molecular analyses quickly and easily in an automated manner.

Glox Therapeutics secures funding to develop precision antimicrobials

Glox Therapeutics, a company pioneering the development of precision antibiotic therapies based on naturally occurring bacteriocins, has raised £4.3 million in seed funding to develop effective targeted therapeutics against antibiotic-resistant Gram-negative bacteria.

KFSH&RC applies advanced gene therapy for patients with haemophilia

The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has successfully administered an advanced gene therapy for eight patients suffering from the genetic bleeding disorder haemophilia.

Oxford Nanopore and Genomics England announce new rare diseases project

Oxford Nanopore sequencing technology will be used in a pioneering new collaboration with Genomics England, to sequence as many as 7,500 samples from participants of the landmark 100,000 Genomes Project with a range of genetic or suspected genetic disorders.

Medix Biochemica acquires ViroStat

Finnish company Medix Biochemica, which supplies raw materials to the in vitro diagnostics industry has acquired the US-based ViroStat, a global leader in infectious disease antibodies and antigens. The acquisition significantly expands Medix Biochemica’s portfolio of IVD raw materials, brings complementary scientific capabilities and further strengthens its local presence in the USA.

Stress-free pipetting with new eBook

INTEGRA Biosciences is pleased to announce the release of a new eBook providing a complete guide to pipetting.

Alzheimer’s blood test project launched

A new five-year project has been launched with the aim of developing a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease for the NHS.

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences and Pillar Biosciences announce NGS collaboration

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences has announced a collaboration agreement with Pillar Biosciences, which develops and distributes IVD and retrospective use (RUO) NGS testing solutions based on its proprietary SLIMamp technology, to help localise patient testing and optimise the selection of precision therapies for cancer patients.

IBMS Awards 2024 launched

The Institute for Biomedical Science (IBMS) has launched the IBMS Awards 2024 scheme, described as ‘the most prestigious accolades for the biomedical science profession’.

NHS virtual wards expand to heart failure patients

Thousands of patients with heart failure will now be treated from home as the NHS expands its world-leading virtual wards scheme. The expansion means people can remain active and maintain their independence in their own home, while undergoing medical treatment.

Evident introduces FLUOVIEW laser scanning microscope systems

Imaging firm Evident has launched the new FLUOVIEW FV4000 confocal laser scanning microscope and FV4000MPE multiphoton laser scanning microscope, designed to redefine scientific imaging by delivering higher precision, reduced noise and improved sensitivity, setting a new standard for image acquisition and data reliability.

Proscia achieves ISO 27001 Security Certification

Proscia, a leading provider of digital and computational pathology solutions, has earned ISO 27001 certification. This certification demonstrates the company’s compliance with one of the best-known information security management standards, giving customers added confidence in its products.

Government to deliver 160 community diagnostic centres a year early

The government will meet its target to open 160 community diagnostic centres a year early, the Health and Social Care Secretary has announced. All 160 centres will be open by March 2024, a year ahead of the original March 2025 target - speeding up access to diagnostic tests and checks.

Roche Diagnostics chooses PocDoc to join Startup Creasphere

PocDoc has been chosen by Roche Diagnostics to participate in the acclaimed Startup Creasphere programme, which will pilot the firm’s cardiovascular diagnostics.

IBMS Congress interview - Jade Erwin, Source LDPath

Jade Erwin explains Source LDPath’s new Health Economic Model, and how it can help NHS Trusts and laboratories understand the cost implications and benefits of investing in digital pathology.

Haier Biomedical introduces new benchtop centrifuges

Haier Biomedical – a brand synonymous with cold chain storage – has launched a comprehensive range of benchtop centrifuges. Using its extensive knowledge of temperature controlled sample handling and innovative approach to product design, the company has created three benchtop, high-speed refrigerated centrifuges offering industry-leading features.

MHRA to launch the AI-Airlock, a new regulatory sandbox for developers

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has announced it is taking forward its new ‘regulatory sandbox’, the AI-Airlock, that will provide a regulator-monitored virtual area for developers to generate robust evidence for their advanced technologies.

Greater Manchester Pathology Network chooses Clinisys for integrated LIMS

Four trusts in the Greater Manchester Pathology Network are working to deploy a Clinisys laboratory information management system (LIMS) in a way that will enable them to work more collaboratively and improve services for clinicians and patients. The four trusts will deploy a standardised, interfaced version of WinPath Enterprise to support collaboration and lay the foundation for further innovation.

LumiraDx partners with Everton FC charity for community heart and lung screening

Diagnostics firm LumiraDx has unveiled a new strategic collaboration with Everton in the Community - the official charity of Everton FC - to set up England’s first community-based heart and lung screening hub, set to go live this month.

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