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Tech news: October

This month's top tech news stories

Diagnostic contract

Irish Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has welcomed a five-year contract secured by Irish laboratory diagnostics specialists, Serosep, with Liverpool University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

He did so during a UK trade mission organised by Enterprise Ireland. The contract is to supply their innovative molecular diagnostic solution, EntericBio, used to diagnose gastroenteritis.

Nanofibre Devices

A global leader in nanofibre-based medical devices has changed its name from IME Medical Electrospinning to Vivolta.

The new name reflects the evolution to being a full-service ISO 13485-certified MedTech company for nanofibre-based medical devices, tissue engineering and drug delivery solutions.

Judith Heikoop, Chief Executive Officer, said: “Our new name completes this transformation and supports our exciting new vision.”



New research facility

Diagnosing, treating and curing disease is the mission of scientists working in a new £100m research institute that has officially opened at the University of Nottingham.

The University’s Biodiscovery Institute is a world-leading hub of interdisciplinary research, tackling everything from defeating cancer to sustainable transport, regenerative medicine and the Black Death.

The institute offers state-of-the-art laboratories, research equipment and facilities and is home to approximately 850 researchers, clinicians and staff.


Image credit | University-of-Nottingham| Serosep |Shutterstock

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