Technology

MAST launches new DNA amplification kit

A ready-to-use isothermal amplification kit using LAMP technology and presented in a convenient lyophilised format is now available. 

New serology assays

Vircell has added a number of new assays to its VirClia range, enhancing the extensive portfolio of chemiluminescent monotests for infectious disease serology.

Microbiology and infectious diseases

Details have been announced for the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, which will be held in Madrid on 21 to 24 April.

Mass cell culture automation

Reliance Precision Limited has been working in partnership with Greiner Bio-One on developing CELLswing – an automated manipulator, which gently moves and rotates a CELLdisc containing adherent mammalian cells in any required position.

New interpretation software

Fast Track Diagnostics (FTD), one of the leading global suppliers of syndromic real-time Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) multiplexing kits, has been partnering for several months with UgenTec NV – a medical device software company that develops artificially intelligent PCR interpretation software.

Lab automation growth expected

The lab automation market is forecast to reach $5.20bn by 2022 from $4.06bn in 2017. 

Digital pathology for the NHS

The government has announced that it is in discussion with Roche Diagnostics and partners to support the mainstream implementation of Digital Pathology services across the NHS.

Women's health genetic screening

QIAGEN has announced the results of a study evaluating the accuracy of the QIAGEN Clinical Insight (QCI) solution by Counsyl, a genetic screening and counselling company.

State-of-the-art scanner

Patients at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust will be the first in the world to benefit from two new state-of-the-art SPECTCT machines, which will offer the most advanced CT competences to accurately localise areas of disease.

Mental heath project an NHS first

A first-of-its-kind NHS project involving four West Midlands mental health vanguard trusts and more than three million patients, will co-ordinate care for mental health patients and could provide a model for the entire health service.

Collaborative R&D projects

The Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC) is a new, national centre of applied research and development (R&D) expertise set up to enable innovative, “fast-to-patient” precision medicine discovery approaches in the UK.

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