Category: diagnostic

CE mark for respiratory pathogen detection

LUMINEX reports that it has received CE-IVD marking for its NxTAG respiratory pathogen panel. The panel detects 21 clinically-relevant viral and bacterial respiratory pathogens, including the atypical bacteria Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and Legionella pneumophila. The company says NxTAG enables…

Bio-Rad resolves corruption issues with US government

BIO-RAD Laboratories has announced the full resolution of previously-disclosed investigations by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) into past violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) that occurred from 2005 to 2010 related…

Learn all about laboratory external quality assessment

A NEW website dedicated to its Riqas external quality assessment (EQA) scheme has been unveiled by Randox. The company says riqas.com provides everything a laboratory might need to know about the scheme, an acronym of Randox International Quality Assessment Scheme.…

Randox lab tests blog gets makeover

RANDOX has unveiled the new design of its popular Lab Tests blog, which provides a useful resource for professionals to learn about the company’s innovations as well as relevant diagnostics research and industry news. The blog was created to act…

Microarrays beat karyotyping in this prenatal research study

A ‘LANDMARK’ study which is boosting understanding of prenatal abnormalities has also shown that microarrays enabled researchers to detect smaller aberrations than traditional karyotyping, reports Agilent. The three-year study, published last week in New England Journal of Medicine by researchers…

Clinical chemistry analyser includes clot detection

THE NEW RX Daytona Plus clinical chemistry analyser from Randox is said to be the only analyser in its class to include a sample clot detection sensor.   This mid-range instrument offers features typically found on a larger automated analyser, but…

High throughput haematology analyser meets with approval

HORIBA Medical UK reports positive results from a French study which found it Pentra DX Nexus haematology analyser to be “reliable and efficient… user-friendly and ergonomically designed”.  The Pentra DX Nexus carries out complete blood count (CBC), eight-part differential, reticulocyte…

Multiplex STI array now CE marked

RANDOX’s sexually-transmitted infection (STI) array is now acknowledged as suitable for use in clinical settings, thanks to its CE mark. STIs are considering a growing health problem worldwide, and are thought to affect over a quarter of young adults at…

Clinical chemistry analyser runs 720 tests per hour

THE LATEST clinical chemistry analyser from Diatron, the Pictus 700, can conduct up to 720 tests per hour on samples as small as 0.2ul. The fully-automated, random-access Pictus 700 has a 95-position sample tray and 72 reagent channels accessed via…