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Tech news: December

This month's top tech news stories


Veterinary webinars

Horiba has launched free medical veterinary webinars on its website.

The first is entitled “Exotic parasites – the importance of testing in the imported dog”, the second is “In practice haematology – beyond the pale”. The webinars are free to watch and do not requite registration.

Horiba is a specialist in automated in vitro diagnostic systems for haematology and chemistry-focused analytical solutions.


COVID and  influenza test

Hologic’s Aptima SARS-CoV-2/Flu Assay is now commercially available in Europe to simultaneously test for three respiratory viruses with overlapping symptoms: SARS-CoV-2, influenza A and influenza B.

The assay is CE-marked for diagnostic use in Europe.  

This test will allow physicians to test patients with symptoms including fever, cough, headache and fatigue all at the same time.



Stem cell treatment

Dutch clinical phase regenerative stem cell technology company Neuroplast and Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos de Toledo in Spain have announced positive clinical Phase I results after analysis of 10 patients suffering from traumatic spinal cord injury.

Data demonstrate that Neuroplast’s investigational stem cell treatment Neuro-Cells appears to be safe and well tolerated, without product-related adverse events.

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The HSD developing specialist skills

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My lab: specialist testing services

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Three placements

Elesha George, a fourth-year student at Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University, talks through a year of very different placements.