Sep 11, 2017
The new ProtectR® tubes, now available from Alpha Laboratories, have the only container closure system engineered to be CO2 resistant. This prevents costly damage to molecular and cellular solutions when shipping or storing samples on dry ice. Standard centrifuge tubes do not provide a reliable barrier against CO2 and even during short term dry ice storage can result in acidification of samples, with a decrease in pH by as much as 2.5 pH units. This acidification can affect the integrity and rep...
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Sep 01, 2017
Isohelix announces that their range of GenefiX DNA Saliva and Isohelix DNA Buccal Cell Collectors are both registered with the CFDA in the People’s Republic of China as certified IVD medical devices. The dual registration allows Isohelix and its partners, to substantially develop this territory with the knowledge of a 'full and wide market clearance', elevating Isohelix as a manufacturer of DNA and RNA Saliva Collection products in one of the largest international markets.
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Aug 31, 2017
In continuation of Radiometer’s commitment to the fight against sepsis – one of the world’s deadliest diseases - Radiometer is proud to sponsor World Sepsis Day for the second consecutive year.
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Aug 29, 2017
NEW YORK (360Dx) – VolitionRx reported a second quarter net loss of $3.5 million, or $.13 per share, compared to a net loss of $2.9 million, or $.13 per share, a year ago. The company said it had $16.5 million in cash and cash equivalents on June 30.
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Aug 29, 2017
A study showing how rapid negative exclusion of blood cultures by a molecular method, Cognitor® Minus, can aid antimicrobial stewardship. UK study in general blood culture of 246 patients with suspected sepsis. In 74% of cases where Cognitor® Minus gave a negative result there was a positive antimicrobial stewardship outcome:
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Aug 16, 2017
Biofortuna Ltd, a UK-based diagnostics company offering molecular diagnostic products and contract manufacturing services, has raised £1.6M in its latest funding round. The new funding –supported by current investor Foresight VCTs and members of the senior management team – will allow the company to take its ReadyPlex™ rapid blood group genotyping assays into clinical trials and commercialisation, as well as invest in additional resources in its contract manufacturing infrastructure.
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Aug 10, 2017
The latest addition to the SpeciSafe® range, from Alpha Laboratories, is a pack to enclose two paediatric blood or serum tubes. This extends the existing 1, 3, 6 and 10 serum vial packs. The dual serum tube pack also includes two stands to secure tubes for opening on the bench. In addition this versatile design can accommodate a single 1.2ml Monovette tube.
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Jul 17, 2017
Cardiff, UK – 17th July 2017 – EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics company, has published a guide to ‘Diabetes and HbA1c testing’ which can be found at EKF’s new Diabetes Portal (www.ekfdiagnostics.com/diabetes-portal.html).
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Jun 30, 2017
DiaSorin and Tecan Group have announced that they have agreed to collaborate in a development under which DiaSorin will make use of Tecan’s Fluent® Laboratory Automation Solution as its nucleic acid extraction platform. The new platform will be used in combination with the DiaSorin Liaison® MDX PCR system to provide the customer with a complete sample to result system for molecular diagnostics.
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Jun 26, 2017
Investment will help commercialize Cytox’s services for testing for Alzheimer’s disease and grow Cytox as a leader in this area. 15 June 2017, Oxford & Alderley Park, UK. Cytox, an emerging precision medicine leader providing genetic testing for Alzheimer’s disease, has announced that it has raised £2.6m (approx $3.3m) to fund the commercial launch and international roll out of its comprehensive testing service.
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