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Archive | March, 2015

BJS Biotechnologies to lead £5m London consortium developing rapid sepsis test

Leading life science instrumentation company BJS Biotechnologies has announced it is to lead a London consortium to finalise development of a rapid POC (point of care) sepsis testing system. Called SEPSIS-xxpress, the new system combines BJS’s excellence in sample preparation, automation and real-time PCR with Brunel University London’s microfluidic engineering skills, while St Georges, University of […]

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Strep throat

PCR shows there is more than meets the eye in some sore throats

If you go to the doctor with pharyngitis, you will most probably be told that it’s “just a sore throat“, and more often than not it is – a simple strep throat, or perhaps a viral infection. However, studies using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) have shown that Fusobacterium necrophorum is more often the cause […]

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