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Topic: Laboratories

August 9, 2017
Allergen component-resolved diagnostic testing is a new methodology in clinical allergy diagnosis, improving the ability to identify specific clinical phenotypes
August 9, 2017
Sequencing the hepatitis C genome is essential for a range of applications, such as genotyping a patient’s strains in order to choose the most effective therapy
August 9, 2017
The All Wales Medical Genetic Service has been providing stratified medicine services for cancer patients since 2009 and the benefits and uses of liquid biopsies in their clinical practice are discussed
August 9, 2017
Circulating mini RNA-based algorithms for targeting therapies and early detection of post-menopausal osteoporosis are discussed
July 14, 2017
Enrollment completed for prospective study (BLADE) to advance second software-based in vitro diagnostic test

numares AG has obtained promising results from a retrospective study that provides initial evidence that evaluation of metabolomic biomarker networks can be used as a non-invasive diagnostic for bladder cancer.

June 6, 2017
Deep learning techniques offer greater diagnostic accuracy to enhance the role of pathologists
In recent years, deep learning techniques have become the state of the art in computer vision, making artificial intelligence a growing reality in many areas of modern life.  The impact can already be seen in manufacturing-led fields such as driverless cars and robotic assistants.
 
May 13, 2016
Automation has has brought about many benefits at the cytogenetics laboratory of an Italian regional hospital

Automation has has brought about many benefits at the cytogenetics laboratory of an Italian regional hospital

 

May 13, 2016
There are many basic requirements for hospital-integrated biobanks. Implementing them into clinical routine is challenging but offers tremendous possibilities for precision medicine

There are many basic requirements for hospital-integrated biobanks. Implementing them into clinical routine is challenging but offers tremendous possibilities for precision medicine

 

 

May 13, 2016
Capillary electrophoresis is a powerful analytical tool, and the next generation of instruments will further integrate the advantages and high quality of separation techniques into the medical laboratory

Capillary electrophoresis is a powerful analytical tool, and the next generation of instruments will further integrate the advantages and high quality of separation techniques into the medical laboratory

 

 

May 13, 2016
The use of technology has overcome significant challenges in the modernisation of pathology services across North Wales, particularly in respect of geographical constraints and population base

The use of technology has overcome significant challenges in the modernisation of pathology services across North Wales, particularly in respect of geographical constraints and population base

 

May 13, 2016

 

May 13, 2016
The use of novel immune-monitoring tools enabling an accurate knowledge of antigen-specific cellular immune responses against donor or viral antigens opens a new perspective in the field of diagnostics of organ transplantation

The use of novel immune-monitoring tools enabling an accurate knowledge of antigen-specific cellular immune responses against donor or viral antigens opens a new perspective in the field of diagnostics of organ transplantation

 

 

May 13, 2016
The flexibility of digital pathology hardware and software solutions allows institutions, such as the Brussels Free University, to create bespoke solutions to meet individual biobanking needs

The flexibility of digital pathology hardware and software solutions allows institutions, such as the Brussels Free University, to create bespoke solutions to meet individual biobanking needs

 

 

May 13, 2016
Mass spectrometry imaging is a label-free method that allows the simultaneous investigations of hundreds of molecules in tissue

Mass spectrometry imaging is a label-free method that allows the simultaneous investigations of hundreds of molecules in tissue

 

 

May 13, 2016
The central laboratory at University Medical Center Utrecht manages the point-of-care testing programme, and the i-STAT® System plays a critical role in this large teaching hospital

The central laboratory at University Medical Center Utrecht manages the point-of-care testing programme, and the i-STAT® System plays a critical role in this large teaching hospital

 

 

May 13, 2016
Next-generation sequencing technologies are being used in clinical applications to identify circulating DNA and RNA in an effort to diagnose and define disease

Next-generation sequencing technologies are being used in clinical applications to identify circulating DNA and RNA in an effort to diagnose and define disease

 

 

May 13, 2016
Recently developed molecular methods for the non-invasive detection of H. pylori infection and antibiotic resistance offer a potentially rapid and sensitive alternative to current endoscopic tests

Recently developed molecular methods for the non-invasive detection of H. pylori infection and antibiotic resistance offer a potentially rapid and sensitive alternative to current endoscopic tests

 

 

May 13, 2016
This article provides an overview of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s experience using the CEREBRO Specimen Tracking System (Leica Biosystems) in Cellular Pathology services

This article provides an overview of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s experience using the CEREBRO Specimen Tracking System (Leica Biosystems) in Cellular Pathology services

 

 

April 14, 2016
Cytocell Chromoprobe Multiprobe® non-human FISH probes set to benefit animal husbandry and research

Oxford Gene Technology (OGT), The Molecular Genetics Company, has developed a new range of non-human fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) probes, for pig, chicken and mouse. The probes were developed as part of an Innovate UK knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) funded project in collaboration with the University of Kent, and was given an ‘outstanding’ award reserved for the top 10% of KTP projects.

March 21, 2016
BD Vacutainer® Barricor™Tube designed to enhance sample quality, improve laboratory efficiency and speed laboratory turnaround time

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, has announced that it has obtained the CE mark in Europe for a next-generation blood separation technology that is designed to enhance sample quality, improve laboratory efficiency and reduce laboratory turnaround time.

BD Vacutainer® Barricor™ tube is a single-use, plastic evacuated tube used to collect, separate, transport and process venous blood specimens to obtain high-quality plasma for in vitro diagnostic use.

March 8, 2016
Universities of Dundee (Scotland), & Cape Town (South Africa) partnering with Bayer (Germany)

World-leading medicinal chemistry and biology at the Universities of Dundee (Scotland) and Cape Town (South Africa) have been allied to the industrial expertise of the Pharmaceuticals Division of Bayer (Germany), one of the world’s leading pharma companies, in an effort to develop critically needed new treatments for tuberculosis (TB).
 
The collaboration combines some of the world’s best knowledge on TB biology, drug discovery and medicinal chemistry, with access to an industrial library of chemical compounds.
 

February 11, 2016
Siemens has released a range of new assays for use on ADVIA Centaur and IMMULITE XPi 2000 systems. Launch includes the first automated quantitative thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin (TSI) assay used in the diagnosis of Graves’ disease

Siemens Healthcare Limited has announced the launch of a range of new assays to be used on ADVIA Centaur® and IMMULITE® XPi 2000 systems. The range includes anti-CCP used as an aid in the evaluation of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and the first automated quantitative thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin (TSI) assay used in the diagnosis of Graves’ disease.
 

February 10, 2016
New system delivers 5-part differential analysis from finger prick of blood

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics has released the DxH 500 haematology system with CE Mark, an open-vial instrument offering a throughput of up to 60 samples per hour. The DxH 500 haematology system is the first analyser in a new range of workflow-efficient haematology analysers able to deliver accurate, robust results from a finger prick of blood. For more information, including a 3D demo video, click here.

January 27, 2016
Meridian Bioscience collaborates with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar to launch diagnostic test up to 80,000 times more sensitive than current options