RECENT PRODUCT NEWS

Comprehensive third party haematology control

Comprehensive third party haematology control

Randox Laboratories has launched a third-party multi-analyte haematology control, the most comprehensive haematology quality control (QC) solution currently on the market.
Adiponectin added to research test menu

Adiponectin added to research test menu

Randox Adiponectin is an automated biochemistry test offering a new and exciting technique for adiponectin measurement that moves away from traditional, laborious enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) products.
Enterovirus monoclonal antibodies

Enterovirus monoclonal antibodies

Enteroviruses are a diverse group of RNA viruses including poliovirus, rhinoviruses, Coxsackie A and B viruses, and echoviruses. Most are acquired via the faecal-oral route and exhibit symptoms from the common cold and conjunctivitis to myocarditis, sepsis and flaccid paralysis. The most recently discovered members of this genus are now just numbered (eg EV68, EV70, EV71).
Third-generation disc dispenser: new and improved

Third-generation disc dispenser: new and improved

The DiscMaster 3 third-generation dispenser provides a reliable solution to dispensing antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) discs in cartridges within the MastDiscs range, and is designed to complement Mast’s new state-of-the-art cartridge manufacturing facilities.
Cost-effective flexible film isolator

Cost-effective flexible film isolator

Air Science provides containment solutions to meet any analytical need, and the new Purair Flex provides many performance advantages over the competition, including greater volume. The Purair Flex film isolator features an innovative curved film design that provides more working volume than other glove bags on the market.
Parvovirus B19 R-gene kit

Parvovirus B19 R-gene kit

bioMérieux has launched the Parvovirus B19 R-gene kit for the detection and quantification of the three parvovirus B19 genotypes. This CE-marked molecular diagnostic test is part of the Argene range of real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) molecular biology tests for monitoring viral infections in immunocompromised patients.
Air displacement pipettor option now available

Air displacement pipettor option now available

Tecan has introduced a Cavro ADP (air displacement pipettor) module for the popular Cavro Omni Robot. Available with a broad choice of lengths, orientations and options for all three axes, the Cavro Omni Robot is designed to combine precision liquid handling with straightforward integration, and the launch of the Cavro ADP option provides even greater flexibility in instrument design.
Programmable thermoelectric temperature controller

Programmable thermoelectric temperature controller

Oven Industries has announced the launch of its new thermoelectric benchtop temperature controller. This solid-state bidirectional thermoelectric cooler has an internal power supply, full H bridge and is capable of load currents up to 4 A in H bridge mode. It can control resistive heaters or thermoelectric modules with load currents up to 5A utilising the unidirectional output and internal supply. If used in conjunction with an external power supply as heat or cool only 10 A can be achieved.
Blood tube for genomic DNA testing

Blood tube for genomic DNA testing

Becton Dickinson (BD) has announced the commercial availability of the CE-marked PAXgene blood DNA tube in Europe. The tube is the first blood collection tube designed specifically for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) genomic DNA testing, and was developed by PreAnalytiX a joint venture between BD and Qiagen.
Point-of-care data management system

Point-of-care data management system

The AegisPOC data management system has the potential to change the way in which laboratories deliver diagnostic services by enabling them to support the introduction of rapid testing devices throughout the hospital, community and wider healthcare environment. The vendor-neutral Aegis POC system from Alere enables multiple remote devices from different manufacturers, in any location, to be monitored, managed and controlled by the laboratory.
Safer and more comfortable arterial blood gas sampling

Safer and more comfortable arterial blood gas sampling

The Roche MICROSAMPLER PROTECT makes arterial blood gas (ABG) sampling safer, quicker and less painful for patients. Using an exceptionally narrow needle, MICROSAMPLER PROTECT helps to minimise discomfort and improve the patient experience in the collection of ABG samples.
Innovative touchscreen peristaltic pump

Innovative touchscreen peristaltic pump

KD Scientific, an industry leader in liquid-handling solutions for industry and bioresearch, has introduced its new Allegro peristaltic pump system. This innovative system allows maintenance-free, continuous-flow pumping for various fluids.
Internal quality control kit for serology

Internal quality control kit for serology

Lorne Laboratories is offering a brand new internal quality control kit, developed for use by serologists to test their proficiency. The kit is CE-marked and has been evaluated favourably in blood banks across Europe and in the UK.
Molecular confirmation of genetic disorders

Molecular confirmation of genetic disorders

The DiaSorin Arrow Blood DNA 200 extraction assays, which provide a highly purified DNA preparation, reduce inhibition in downstream analysis and ensure accurate and sensitive confirmation of factor V Leiden thrombophilia, cystic fibrosis and other genetic disorders, are now available from approved DiaSorin distributors at special end-of-year rates.
Precise liquid dispensing

Precise liquid dispensing

Denville Scientific has launched the new Ultra EZpette Ultra high-precision digital pipettors. They provide accurate and precise liquid dispensing in a comfortable ergonomic design.
Norovirus monoclonal antibodies

Norovirus monoclonal antibodies

ViroStat has developed and released two new sets of Monotope monoclonal antibodies to the major capsid protein of the GI and GII noroviruses. These new antibodies function in enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and lateral-flow applications for rapid detection of these viruses.
Liquid Amies transport swabs

Liquid Amies transport swabs

The Liquid Amies Transport Swab kit is the latest product to be introduced in the Probact range of transport swab kits from Technical Service Consultants (TSC).
Microarray for autoimmunity

Microarray for autoimmunity

Menarini Diagnostics, a leading UK supplier of diagnostic equipment and reagents, has expanded its autoimmune product portfolio with the launch of the new AMiDot MicroArray slides. AMiDot allows multiple autoantibodies to be detected in just one sample analysis.
Electrodeionisation water purification system

Electrodeionisation water purification system

Elga Process Water has introduced the Medica Pro EDI, a new electrodeionisation (EDI) water purification system for clinical diagnostic market.
Mobile ductless fume hoods

Mobile ductless fume hoods

Air Science has introduced its new mobile ductless fume hood, the EDU. It is excellent for use in demonstrations and training as it is totally self-contained and provides all around visibility.

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21 January 2019

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14 February 2019

Challenges in the clinical biochemistry laboratory and beyond

The Royal College of Pathologists
28 February 2019

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SEC Glasgow
1-3 April 2019

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