New monotest system launched

Launch Diagnostics is pleased to introduce the new VIrClia monotest system, an indirect chemiluminescent immunoassay for the detection of antibodies against infectious diseases in human serum or plasma samples.

How to…monitor a clinical service using audit

Following the completion of a high-quality audit, the team at Manchester Royal Infirmary’s cytology department offer guidance on monitoring a clinical service.



The Human Cell Atlas project

The first findings of the landmark Human Cell Atlas project have been reported and reveal a major discovery.

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The search for a Zika vaccine

Brazil has just announced that the Zika virus is no longer a public health emergency. We look back at the outbreak and forward to the attempts to create a vaccine.

Why does "wrong blood in tubes" happen?

Why does “wrong blood in tubes” happen and what can be done? Rachel Moss looks into the situation.



Greiner Bio-One: Combined tubes launched

Following the successful launch of the new capillary blood collection system last autumn, Greiner Bio-One now presents the new MiniCollect Complete tube as the ideal complement to its innovative system.


Roche Diagnostics: R&D Insights meeting

Roche Diagnostics UK welcomed 30 healthcare leaders for its first Roche Diagnostics R&D Insights meeting.



Sebia enters agreement

The test mitigates the potential interference in visualisation of M-proteins in immunofixation electrophoresis caused by DARZALEX. 



Editorial: is silence golden?

In this month’s Biomedical Scientist, we are carrying a feature on effective networking

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Here to help: training laboratory approval

Jocelyn Pryce, IBMS Head of Registration and Training, looks at ways the IBMS is working to reduce the pressures of the lab approval process.

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Journal-based learning exercises June 2017

Below is a link to the journal-based learning (JBL) exercises for June 2017. You may complete as many JBL exercises as you wish and you are not restricted by specialty.