Practical guide to clinical anaerobic microbiology now available

Anaerobic microbiology specialist, Don Whitley Scientific (DWS) has launched a new publication ‘An Introduction to Clinical Anaerobic Microbiology’. This guide enables the reader to isolate and identify 12 commonly occurring clinically important anaerobic bacteria

First clinical trial on bright light therapy channeled via ear canals in seasonal depression

Valkee, the inventor of the bright light headset, and scientists from the University of Oulu published the first results of the clinical and neurobiological research program conducted since 2007, on human brain’s light sensitiveness.

Waters and Tecan sign agreement for clinical assay platform

To address the growing need for greater efficiencies and throughput that can be obtained with the automation of routine clinical laboratory assays, Waters Corporation Tecan Group have entered into an agreement to combine Tecan’s Freedom EVO® liquid handling platform with Waters® ACQUITY® TQD liquid chromatograph/mass spectrometer (LC/MS/MS) to automate sample preparation.

Contamination control products and clinical diagnostic kits

Detecting, eliminating and preventing cell culture contamination and identifying Legionella in water samples

Ensuring clinical flow-rate and reliability diagnostics

A redesigned miniature valve technology is setting standards for size and performance in the laboratory.

Automated filling and capping systems for clinical trial facility

A novel vial filler and capping unit installed at a bio-therapeutic product manufacturing plant has done away with cleaning validation and cross-contamination at the same time as simplifying product changeover. Sean Ottewell reports.

Chromatography: Clinical research and forensic toxicology screening

announced the introduction of a drug screening and confirmation solution for forensic toxicology based on its Thermo Scientific Exactive benchtop LC/MS () platform.

Lab equipment: Remedy for clinical trial enterprise search

Simplexo Enterprise has been selected by Nottingham University to enable the retrieval of information across a five-year clinical trial by its Division of Stroke Medicine.

Clinical trials start

Immutep S A's ImmuFact IMP321 has moved into Phase I/II clinical trials. ImmuFact IMP321 is a potent natural human T cell immunostimulatory factor designed to amplify the T cell immune response in therapeutic vaccines.

Demand for high speed analysis drives clinical lab developments

Every year consulting company Frost & Sullivan (F&S) presents its technology leadership award to the company that has pioneered and steered technological advances in its industry with cutting-edge products and concepts.

Customer service and logistics are key to clinical trial sample analysis

The pharmaceutical industry is an international marketplace. With dedicated central laboratories in the UK and US, alliances in Asia, South Africa and Australia, CentraLabS can offer a truly global service. By Dr Daniel Chapple.

The changing face of clinical supplies

In recent years there has been a dramatic change in the size and nature of clinical trials, it is now commonplace for companies to run massive global studies conducted in perhaps 30 countries having many thousands of patients and many hundreds of investigator sites.

Retrieval and managementof clinical laboratory data

Pressure on companies to deliver accurate and uniform clinical laboratory data has caused a significant growthof the use of central laboratories for clinical trials.Jaap H M Dijkman reports.

Almac’s clinical trial workshop series to return in 2013

The Almac Group is hosting its third international series of complimentary workshops this spring, titled “Protocol to Patient: Managing Clinical Supplies in an Evolving Marketplace.”

Promethera Biosciences opens the French part of its clinical trial in cell therapy

Promethera Biosciences, a Belgian biotechnology company developing Promethera(R) HepaStem, a cell-based therapy for the treatment of liver-based metabolic diseases including Crigler-Najjar Syndrome and Urea Cycle Disorders, announced that it has successfully treated a patient with liver progenitor cells enrolled in its Phase I/II trial.

Roche launches new process for accessing clinical trial data

Roche has announced that it is expanding access to its clinical trial data for third party researchers.

Recipharm supplies clinical trial material for FDA approved phase IIb study sponsored by PledPharm

Recipharm and PledPharma announce FDA approval of an IND application for Phase IIb clinical trial with PledOx, PLIANT, in the U.S.





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