Molecular printing advance

A new fabrication technology could allow researchers to recreate complex biological environments.

Hubs install POCT analysers

Thame and Marlow Community Hubs, within Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, have each recently installed HORIBA Medical’s latest point-of-care testing analyser, the Microsemi CRP.

Prepared media pocket guide

Cherwell Laboratories has published an eBook called The Pharmaceutical and Cleanroom Industry’s Pocket Guide to Prepared Culture Media.

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.

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.

UK biomedical catalyst award

Centauri Therapeutics Ltd, a biotechnology company focused on the treatment of infectious diseases and cancer, has been awarded up to £945,000 under Innovate UK’s Biomedical Catalyst programme.