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Bahrain hospital gets Riva IV compounding system

ARxIUM, developer of pharmacy automation and workflow solutions, said it has successfully delivered its new Riva IV Compounding System to Bahrain-based King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH), a company statement released from Winnipeg in Canada said. As the only fully automated IV compounding system on the market today, Riva prepares syringes and IV bags in an aseptic ISO Class 5 environment and significantly increases safety and pharmacy workflow. KHUH selected Riva because it has safely and accurately produced nearly seven million…

Schiphol Cargo focuses on pharma and e-commerce as volumes grow

Cargo volumes at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol grew 8.7 per cent to 866,713 tonnes between January and June 2017, up from 797,069 tonnes during the same period in 2016. Europe's third busiest hub welcomed an additional 153 full freighter flights in the first half of the year, making a total number of 8,954 freight ATMs, and handled a record 148,765 tonnes in June, up 9.8 per cent on June 2016 figures of 135,528 tonnes. Volumes to the Far East grew to…

Dedicated Cryo-DualBeam System automates preparation of frozen, biological samples

The new Thermo Scientific Aquilos is the first commercial Cryo-DualBeam (focused ion beam/scanning electron microscope) system dedicated to the preparation of frozen, thin lamella samples from biological specimens for high-resolution tomographic imaging in a cryo-transmission electron microscope (cryo-TEM). "The Aquilos completes our cryo-electron tomography workflow, allowing customers to reliably create the samples with precisely-controlled thickness with minimal investment in time and effort," said Peter Fruhstorfer, vice president and general manager, life sciences, Thermo Fisher Scientific. Elizabeth Villa, assistant professor of…

Canon BioMedical launches Novallele™ HRM Analyzer

Scientists that genotype using a thermocycler typically rely on the software accompanying the instrument to analyze their data. Data from one thermocycler cannot be uploaded to the software of a different thermocycler, which prevents the comparison of data attained on different thermocyclers. Canon BioMedical has solved this problem by providing free, web-based software capable of analyzing data from different thermocyclers and well plate formats. The Novallele HRM Analyzer provides an intuitive and easy-to-use graphical interface with comprehensive algorithms capable of…

Surgical pen can detect cancer in seconds

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a hand-held surgical “pen” that can analyze tissue samples and tell a surgeon if they are cancerous in just a few seconds, a report from Medgadget said. During surgery to remove a tumor, surgeons need to know if they have removed the entire tumor margins, as leaving just a small piece of neoplasm could mean that it grows back. Often the tumor looks very similar to healthy tissue, making it…