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Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology 30th September 2017 Cardiff

Menarini Diagnostics recently attended the Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology conference in Cardiff. The annual AAPT conference is an opportunity for delegates to update their knowledge of scientific, technological, legal and social issues relating to the healthcare science profession of anatomical pathology technology. The AAPT conference was attended mostly by mortuary technicians and presentations covered for instance diseases in the mortuary, inspection preparation and organ donation. On the Total Tissue Diagnostics exhibition stand there was the opportunity to see the Gold standard for digital imaging, the MacroVIEW DM that gathered a large of amount of interest. We would like to thank everyone that joined us at the meeting and we look forward to seeing you again.

IBMS 2017, 24th- 27th September, ICC Birmingham

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The IBMS congress is the largest meeting in UK for Biomedical Scientist of all disciplines and it organised every two years by the Institute of Biomedical Science.  The lecture programme is a vital source for scientific development, practice, information and training. The four day congress covers a wide range of laboratory disciplines such as Cellular Pathology, Molecular Pathology, Cytopathology, Haematology, Immunology and Microbiology.  IBMS is always a highly popular event that is held at the ICC venue in Birmingham. The exhibition is supported by over 140 companies, organisations and institutes.

Menarini Diagnostics attended IBMS Congress in Birmingham this year for the 14th time. The Menarini solutions cover Cellular Pathology and Core Laboratory Solutions. This year’s stand theme was “Time”. The times they are a-changing so we all need to keep up. For the modern NHS laboratory that means process re-engineering, automation, skills re-deployment and a whole host of neo-managerial terms. Menarini specialist analysers can help you move forward with the times and respond to future demands.

The Total Tissue Diagnostics from Menarini Diagnostics exhibited the following instruments on the stand: MacroPATH pro-x, PrestoCHILL, ImPATH, SealSAFE and LOGOS. The Core laboratory had solutions for Total Autoimmune Diagnostics, SediMAX Urine Microscopy, HbA1C and Haemoglobinopathies. There was a large interest in the solutions available on the stand.

Menarini’s stand the year was a great success as we were awarded the winner of the ‘best stand competition’, by the IBMS Committee represented by the President Ian Sturdgess. This year Menarini Diagnostics celebrates its 30th year in UK and we took the opportunity to celebrate at IBMS with a birthday cake on the stand each day.

Read more: IBMS 2017, 24th- 27th September, ICC Birmingham

“All cancer patients should have their DNA tested to save lives”, Chief Medical Officer says

The report from England's chief medical officer Professor Dame Sally Davies details the ambition of NHS England to routinely provide genetic testing for cancer patients within the next five years. Professor Sally Davies wants whole genome sequencing to become as standard as blood tests and biopsies. In about two-thirds of cases, this type of information can improve the diagnosis and allows doctors to tailor treatment to the individual, ensuring patients receive the most effective drugs. At the moment more than 31,000 NHS patients have had their entire genetic code sequenced since 2013. At present there are 25 regional laboratories performing this type of genetic testing.

Read more: “All cancer patients should have their DNA tested to save lives”, Chief Medical Officer says

Not Just Conventional Tissue Processing!

Patient Centred Processing is a new approach from Menarini to ensure that all patient samples are handled safely and quickly, to increase laboratory throughput and provide an accurate and fast turnaround time of results to patients.

There is a ‘national ambition in England to achieve earlier diagnosis’ as indicated in a report of the Independent Cancer Taskforce. The recommendation is that 95% of patients referred for testing by a GP should receive their results within 4 weeks by 2020.

Read more: Not Just Conventional Tissue Processing!

ImPath36 Advanced Solution for Same Day FISH Results

Menarini Diagnostics are pleased to announce launching a range of ImPath36 CE-IVD probes and in situ hybridisation (ISH) reagents. This fully automated system is capable of simultaneously staining IHC, FISH and CISH slides in as little as 4 hours. This is a real breakthrough for the laboratory as it is now possible to perform FISH and CISH on cell smears and FFPE tissue for same day diagnosis.

Read more: ImPath36 Advanced Solution for Same Day FISH Results

IMPORTANT INFORMATION NOTICE

On January 1st 2016, formaldehyde was reclassified as a Category 1B carcinogen and Category 2 mutagen under the CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) Regulations EC 1272/2008.

Category 1B substances are presumed to have carcinogenic potential for humans. Therefore under COSHH there is a duty on employers to reduce exposure to such substances to as low a level as is reasonably practicable.

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Menarini's Seminar Series: Surgical Specimen Management

Menarini has completed its first 2017 Surgical Specimen Symposium seminar at the Regent Conference and events centre in London on Thursday 2nd February.

The seminar focused on the latest technologies and processes developed to minimise exposure to formalin, control fixation of surgical specimens and thus enabling optimal diagnostic reporting. The innovative solutions, TissueSAFE and SealSAFE enable full chain-of-custody specimen tracking starting in theatres. It also allows fixation to be brought under the control of the histology laboratory, making it a real science for optimal diagnostic results. Menarini also presented the brand new systems for Frozen Tissue Management, PrestoCHILL, FlashFREEZE and PRESTO. They day finished with demonstrations of the equipment which is always a highlight of our seminars!

Read more: Menarini's Seminar Series: Surgical Specimen Management

New demonstration suite opened at Menarini UK headquarters.

Menarini Diagnostics has made a significant investment in a new demonstration and training suite which has been opened in our UK headquarters at Winnersh Triangle business park, near Reading just off J10 of the M4.  “This is a fantastic opportunity to present the full Total Tissue Diagnostics range in one place.  We are looking forward to welcoming customers to the office and to being able to demonstrate the full capabilities of our product range.

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Read more: New demonstration suite opened at Menarini UK headquarters.


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