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UK Biocentre and Eurofins Genomics announce partnership

UK Biocentre is to partner with Eurofins, the world leader in biological testing, to provide high throughput research and clinical genomic services.

Cherwell publishes new guide to EM best practice in compliance with revised Annex 1

Cherwell, a specialist company in cleanroom microbiology solutions has published an update to its guide to ‘Environmental Monitoring Processes and Validation’, incorporating specific detail on the new version of EU GMP Annex 1. This aims to help sterile medicinal product manufacturers with reviewing and improving their environmental monitoring (EM) programs in preparation for compliance with the revised guidelines by August 2023.

Ibex announces new collaboration for AI-based HER2 scoring

Ibex Medical Analytics has announced a new agreement with AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo, for the development, clinical validation and early adoption of an AI-powered product to aid pathologists with an accurate and reproducible assessment of HER2 immunohistochemistry (IHC) scoring in breast cancer patients.

New survey reveals UK clinicians' opinions on POC diagnostics

LumiraDx has published the findings from its first annual UK survey, ‘Point of Care Diagnostics: A Clinician's View’, designed to understand clinician perspectives on the latest point of care technologies available.

University of Derby to create biomedical science ‘Super Lab’

The University of Derby has been awarded £5.8 million from the Office for Students (OfS) to develop a new biomedical science ‘Super Lab’.

VisualDx awarded grant to advance diagnostic accuracy

VisualDx, an award-winning web-based clinical decision support system, has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop diagnostic and surveillance tools to help medical providers improve treatment decisions and outcomes in underserved areas.

MAT delivers modular laboratories for University of Warwick

Medical Air Technology (MAT), has just completed a turnkey design-and-build project to provide three new Containment Level 3 (CL3) laboratory suites at the University of Warwick.

Qiagen launches EZ2 Connect MDx platform for diagnostic laboratories

Qiagen has announced the launch of EZ2 Connect MDx for use in diagnostic laboratories, making the IVD platform for automated sample processing available for widescale use 18 months after being made available for research.

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences opens brand new Colorado research hub

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences has officially opened the first phase of its new $10 million research and development hub based in Loveland, Colorado, USA.

BD upgrades Kiestra solution with robotic automation

BD has introduced a new, robotic track system for its Kiestra microbiology laboratory solution that automates specimen processing, which can help to reduce manual labour and speed up results.

Vésale Bioscience receives €1.8M Euro grant for PhageDiag

Vésale Bioscience is to receive €1.8M in grants from the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator Fund for its PhageDiag project, a phagogram using artificial intelligence that enables decentralised diagnostics and personalised treatment.

Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) selects Proscia to drive personalised diagnosis

Digital pathology provider Proscia has been chosen by the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), one of the top 10 comprehensive cancer centres in Europe, to deploy its Concentriq Dx platform. NKI is transitioning to Concentriq Dx to expand its digital pathology practice, laying the foundation for its pathologists to deliver personalised diagnoses that better inform treatment decisions.

Leeds General Infirmary begins construction of new Acute Hospital Laboratory

Construction of a new Acute Hospital Laboratory (AHL) has begun at the Leeds General Infirmary (LGI). The 24/7 operated AHL is being created to provide urgent pathology facilities to support clinical teams at the LGI when the main pathology service relocates to the brand-new state-of-the-art pathology laboratory currently under construction at St James’s Hospital.

Hamamatsu Photonics launches new digital slide scanner

Hamamatsu Photonics has released a new digital slide scanner system, the NanoZoomer S20MD.

‘POCT: The Power to Disrupt’ event set for Nottingham

The latest POCT Innovators event, ‘POCT: The Power to Disrupt’ has been unveiled for Nottingham on 28 March.

Enalees appoints Eric Germain as managing director

Enalees, a biotech company producing rapid molecular diagnostic tests for the veterinary profession based on an isothermal amplification technique (LAMP PCR), today announces that it has appointed Eric Germain to the position of managing director.

ProtonDx and Katalyst in strategic partnership for Dragonfly in vitro diagnostic

ProtonDx, an in vitro diagnostic company designing, manufacturing and marketing rapid, accurate, multi‑pathogen, point‑of‑need diagnostic solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with commercial POCT provider Katalyst Laboratories, to distribute ProtonDx’s Dragonfly rapid in vitro diagnostic system.

Equipping the sustainable laboratories of the future

A new whitepaper published by scientific instrumentation distributor SciMed explores how the laboratory industry can improve sustainability in ways that improve experimental output and save money.

Laboratory equipment R&D centre launched in Swords, Ireland

Siemens Healthineers has announced the launch of a Centre of Excellence for Immunoassay Instrument Research and Development in Swords, Ireland. The new Centre will focus on unlocking breakthrough innovations in laboratory instruments used to detect infectious diseases, cancer and blood disorders.

Thermo Fisher Scientific to be founding sponsor of new Florida biotech laboratory space

Thermo Fisher Scientific is to support a new collaborative laboratory and office space for growing biotech businesses in Florida as a founding sponsor. The firm says its involvement with Momentum Labs in Alachua, Florida is part of its efforts to support emerging biotechnology companies as they address key challenges in bringing new therapies to market.

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POCT: The Power to Disrupt

The Jubilee Hotel and Conferences, Nottingham
28 March 2023

Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2023

Birmingham International Convention Centre.
17-20 April 2023

British Society for Microbial Technology Annual Microbiology Conference

Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, London
11 May 2023

Microscience Microscopy Congress 2023 (mmc 2023, incorporating EMAG 2023)

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