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Biocartis and Fast-track diagnostics sign strategic collaboration in infectious diseases


Biocartis and Fast-track diagnostics announced that they have entered into a strategic collaboration to develop a range of multiplex infectious disease tests to run on the Biocartis Idylla™ system.Biocartis and Fast-track diagnostics plan to collaborate on a new approach to infectious disease ...


Belgian Start-up UgenTec Receives Funding from European Investors


UgenTec, a start-up company based in Belgium that develops laboratory software for automating PCR based DNA analysis, announced that it has received more than €1m in venture capital funding from a group of Belgian investors and an additional €250,000 in research funds from the IWT, a government ...


Bio-marker set forms the basis for new blood test to detect colorectal cancer


Colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer globally and the second most common cause of cancer deaths. The chance of a cure is high if the cancer is detected early enough, but early detection is not a given. Researchers from VIB and KU Leuven - together with various European ...


MDxHealth's ConfirmMDx Genes Detect Clinically Significant Prostate Cancer


MDxHealth SA announced that data demonstrating the prognostic value of its ConfirmMDx® for Prostate Cancer genes and technology was presented at the ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium 2015. The data support the ability to predict the presence of clinically significant cancer in biopsy-negative ...


Trinean to be awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification


Trinean announced that it has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification for its Quality Management System. The auditing and certification were performed by SGS. The certification of Trinean’s Quality Management System relates to the design, research and development, production and sales of ...


Erwin Blomsma appointed new chairman and Dirk Reyn new vice-chairman of FlandersBio


FlandersBio announced the appointment of Erwin Blomsma as its new chairman and Dirk Reyn as its vice-chairman. Since the appointment of Henk Joos as the new Managing Director of FlandersBio end of 2013, the organisation has been working very hard on the development of its new strategy, has grown ...


Failed Alzheimer’s test shows in which direction the research should continue


Disappointing results in clinical Alzheimer’s studies discourage doctors and scientists from continuing their research into ɣ-secretases and a possible treatment against Alzheimer’s disease. In Cell, the Alzheimer’s expert Bart De Strooper (VIB-KU Leuven) argues that these studies are not ...


New insights in survival strategies of bacteria


Bacteria are particularly ingenious when it comes to survival strategies. They often create a biofilm to protect themselves from a hostile environment, for example during treatment with antibiotics. A biofilm is a bacterial community that is surrounded by a protective slime capsule consisting of ...


New blood test identifies risk “Sudden Cardiac Death”


UAntwerp (University of Antwerp), UZA (Antwerp University Hospital), and Multiplicom NV together developed a blood test to determine the genetic risk of “Sudden Cardiac Death” (SCD). This test, called PED MASTR, is already in use at the center of medical genetics of UZA/UAntwerp and will be ...


New technique tracks proteins in single HIV particle


An interdisciplinary team of scientists from KU Leuven in Belgium has developed a new technique to examine how proteins interact with each other at the level of a single HIV viral particle. The technique allows scientists to study the life-threatening virus in detail and makes screening potential ...


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