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Extended range of violet and ultraviolet dyes for flow cytometry

Bio-Rad Laboratories has extended its range of StarBright dyes to include StarBright Violet 760, StarBright UltraViolet 575 and StarBright UltraViolet 605 dyes, offering improved brightness with narrow excitation and emission profiles.

Point of Care: Innovations – the confirmed programme

‘Point of Care: Innovations’ is a free-to-attend meeting for NHS staff being held in Bristol at The Bristol – Harbourside (Doyle Collection) hotel on 20 September. Click on this item to access the confirmed programme.

Point-of-care testing helps to stem post-partum haemorrhage

Point-of-care testing has found application across the breadth of healthcare, a recent prime example being the role of viscoelastic POC testing in post-partum bleeding management in obstetrics.

Testing comparable to current standards of care for amyloid diagnosis

Data from C2N Diagnostics shows that a blood test combining the Aβ42/40 ratio, a component of C2N’s PrecivityAD blood test, offers accuracy comparable to amyloid PET imaging and invasive CSF tests in identifying Alzheimer’s brain pathology.

Guideline clarifies biomarker testing of multiple cancer types

A new College of American Pathologists (CAP) evidence-based guideline is among the first to address testing based less on the cancer type or tumour origin and more on the methodology and status of a biomarker.

Risk stratification of patients with non-dysplastic Barrett’s oesophagus

The American Gastroenterological Association recently published a best practice advice article stating that the TissueCypher Barrett’s oesophagus test may be beneficial for risk-stratification in cases of non-dysplastic Barrett’s oesophagus (BE).

Automated dried spot sampling and analysis system redefines workflow

Thermo Fisher Scientific enables clinical research, toxicology and anti-doping laboratories performing dried spot sampling and analysis to utilise a new automated sample preparation and ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) system.

Automation reimagines laboratory diagnostics service in Italy

San Paolo Hospital in Savona, Italy, has upgraded its Corelab-related analytical equipment. In collaboration with Beckman Coulter, the San Paolo diagnostic laboratory has installed Beckman Coulter's DxA 5000 Laboratory Automation System.

Win a MINI 96 electronic pipette for your laboratory

It’s competition time at INTEGRA Biosciences, and the company is giving away the world’s most affordable and portable 96-channel pipette.

Anti-human IgE antibodies for serology and diagnostics

Jackson ImmunoResearch, a manufacturer of secondary antibodies and immunoreagents for the life science market, has announced a new addition to its range of products for scientists developing immunoassays for the serology and diagnostics markets.

The future of biomedical science education

In this Opinion feature, Sheri Scott, senior lecturer and course leader for the IBMS-accredited BSc Applied Biomedical Science at Nottingham Trent University, gives her views.

First laboratory developed pTau-181 plasma test for Alzheimer’s

Quanterix has announced the validation of a laboratory developed test (LDT) to quantitatively measure phospho-Tau 181 (pTau-181) in plasma as an aid in diagnostic evaluation of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

IBMS and RCPath issue guidance on wax supply issues

The IBMS and The Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) have collaborated to provide the profession with guidance around the emerging issue with the supply of wax for processing and embedding histopathology samples.

OptraSCAN receives CE-IVDR for OS-Ultra pathology system

Digital pathology solution provider OptraSCAN has announced that it has received CE-IVDR marking for the OS-Ultra scanners, its high-performance product line of brightfield scanners, including pay-per-scan based OPEX models.

North East Innovation Lab secures funding to develop new cancer diagnostic

A team of scientists working at North East Innovation Lab has secured a share of £218,000 funding from Cancer Research UK for a consortium project to develop a new diagnostic for the early detection of pancreatic cancer.

A new air-dryable PCR reagent from PCR Biosystems

PCR Biosystems has launched Air-Dryable Probe 1-Step Mix, described as a versatile all-in-one, air-dryable 4x RT-qPCR reagent mix for ultra-sensitive detection of RNA and DNA sequences.

Testing to help diagnose pre-eclampsia recommended by NICE

Roche Diagnostics UK & Ireland has welcomed NICE’s new guidance recommending routine use of placental growth factor (PlGF)-based testing in the NHS in England and Wales to help diagnose suspected pre-eclampsia.

Conference: The changing picture of diagnostics

The King’s Fund is hosting a one-day conference in London on 16 November, looking at the future role of diagnostics in the NHS.

Teesside University unveils new £35 million science, health and medical facility

Teesside University has announced plans for a new £35m central science and medical building which will provide cutting-edge new laboratories for the sciences and clinical subjects.

Funding secured for Scottish medical drone network

A network of drones could soon be playing a vital role in connecting NHS services in Scotland – including pathology laboratories - after the project secured £10.1 million in funding.

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