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A mandatory comparability of results

Following its success in establishing reference methods and values for a range of simple molecules, International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine’s Scientific Division takes on the challenge of harmonization for hormones and endocrine tests.


Strategies to advance cancer biomarkers

Cancer biomarker testing represents an important element of the clinical biochemistry service, yet progress in this area in the last two decades has been slow.

Report: Mark Nicholls


Wanted: automated clinical analyser with broad, expandable testing menu

Combining the physical separation power of liquid chromatography with the mass analysis capability of mass spectrometry – i.e. liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) – enables accurate, sensitive and selective separation, detection and identification of ...


SCIEX announces first FDA-cleared Vitamin D assay kit

SCIEX Diagnostics, the in vitro diagnostics division of SCIEX, a global leader in mass spectrometry in the life sciences industry, announced the first and only FDA-cleared (via the de novo pathway) LC-MS based Vitamin D assay kit, the Vitamin D 200M Assay, exclusively for the ...


Merck advances lab water purification technology with Milli-Q IQ 7000 system

The new Milli-Q IQ 7000 ultrapure water system is designed to make work in the lab easier and more efficient than ever. Its ergonomic design improves productivity; an HD digital touchscreen enables intuitive navigation and quick access to information; and ech2o mercury-free UV ...


CLIA: Advancement and market dynamic

With the combination of the basic principle of radioimmunoassay, high sensitive chemiluminescence and high specific immunoassay, the year 1977 saw the emergence of a new technology-Chemiluminescence Immunoassay (CLIA) which provided one of the best solutions for the ...


EKF - Connectivity now available on HbA1c Analyzers

EKF Diagnostics are previewing the new connectivity solution for their range of point-of-care HbA1c analyzers at Arab Health 2017 on stand number Z1.H30.


A one-step system for faster turnaround of hospital samples

A new molecular diagnostics system is revolutionising analysis of hospital samples across an area of northern Italy. The Greater Romagna Area Hub Laboratory has recently installed the Beckman Coulter DxN VERIS Molecular Diagnostics System and is already reporting improved ...


Faster liquid handling system development for OEM applications

Tecan is making it quicker and easier than ever before for manufacturers to develop instruments for advanced liquid handling applications. The launch of the new Cavro Omni Flex further extends the flexibility and convenience of the company’s popular Cavro Omni Robot by ...


Merck advances in high-throughput water purification systems

The Elix High-Throughput water purification system is designed to provide laboratories with a reliable water purification solution for daily water volumes of up to 9000 liters. At the heart of a central water purification solution, the Elix High-Throughput system offers full ...