Whilst much of the UK’s National Health Service has spent the weekend grappling with a computer virus which made front page headlines worldwide, another much more serious virus was causing far more concern at the World Health Organization.
International Standards and International Reference Preparations are available for most tumour markers measured by immunoassay, which improve the accuracy and comparability of assay results. If the benefits of standardisation are clear, should we not be striving to provide standards for all tumour markers?
Here at BBI we’re always interested in learning about the latest solutions and technologies for lateral flow, so we were keen to share this paper: Au@Ag SERRS tags coupled to a lateral flow immunoassay for the sensitive detection of pneumolysin1. The paper explores using Surface-Enhanced Resonance Raman Scattering (SERRS) for the rapid detection of infectious diseases.
Jenny Hood retired teacher aged 73, defines the expression of a ‘Good Samaritan’. Throughout her life she has given her time to helping others, whether it is teaching children to express themselves through drama, being a founder of a local mental health drop-in centre and charity or nursing her father and husband through cancer. But just 10 months ago, she was diagnosed with breast cancer herself.
The 21st and 22nd September marked an exciting time for BBI Solutions, as one of our scientists and New Product Development Leader, Morgan West was invited as guest speaker to the Lateral Flow Test Development Seminar: A Hands on experience in Seattle, WA.
At the age of 32, Rhys Hinton suffered a Cardiac Arrest. If it wasn’t for his wife who carried out CPR until the ambulance arrived that day, Rhys probably wouldn’t be here to tell us his story.
Over the last two weeks all eyes have been on Rio, as the whole world caught Olympic Fever. We’ve all been glued to the TV, captivated by the passion and determination of the world’s best athletes. But, the empty seats across the Olympic venues didn’t go unnoticed, and fear of the Zika virus is likely to be one reason overseas spectators have stayed away.
Andy has taken the time to tell us how living with Diabetes Type 1 has changed his life.
It’s an exciting time to be in the Biomarkers industry, with advances far surpassing anything we could have dreamed of in the 80’s. Our very own Doc.. Simon Packer attended the 11th Biomarkers Congress in Manchester where leading experts in the industry and academia come together to present advances in biomarker discovery.