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Tech news: August 2022

This month's top tech news stories


Clean Air

Envair, a manufacturer of isolators, laminar flow and microbiological safety, has been awarded a place on the HealthTrust Europe framework. The framework enables healthcare providers to make informed purchasing decisions that support the delivery of exceptional healthcare.

The agreement speeds up the procurement process for public healthcare providers by vetting suppliers and expediting the tender requirements associated with NHS procurement.

Bio-Rad Laboratories

Resin Screening

Bio-Rad Laboratories has launched the EconoFit Low-Pressure Prepacked Chromatography Column Packs to support resin screening experiments in the development of protein purification workflows.

Bio-Rad’s range of EconoFit Columns provides a wide selection of resins in a prepacked format.

The new packs include mixed-mode, cation, and anion exchange resin columns, as well as a pack designed for His-tag protein purification.


Artificial intelligence for IVF

FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, a world leader in the innovation, development, and cell culture media and assisted reproductive technologies, has exclusively licensed the intellectual property relating to artificial intelligence (AI) for image-based evaluation of human embryos to improve in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) success rates.

The technology was developed and patented jointly by investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital with expertise in artificial intelligence, biomedical engineering and IVF.

Image credit | Envair

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