Author - Heather Duncan

Innovative automation supports laboratory testing workflow

Novacyt has unveiled the new CO-Prep™ Automated Liquid Handling System designed for use with the PROmate® COVID-19 assay workflows, which can also be used to support busy laboratories and private healthcare providers to perform efficient COVID-19 testing. It was developed for those who want to automate or deskill their COVID-19 workflows, freeing up time that would otherwise be spent on manual pipetting, for the lab operators to add value elsewhere. CO-Prep™ optimises liquid handling for PROmate®COVID-19 assays, an established total workflow [...]


Unpredictable challenges for respiratory virus treatment

Winter 2021/2022 could become the most challenging in decades for respiratory healthcare. There are many unknowns, such as the potential impact of circulating influenza or the trajectory of new COVID-19 variants such as Omicron. But one thing is certain. It will be ever more crucial to be able to rapidly diagnose and differentiate whether a patient is presenting symptoms of COVID-19 or another respiratory disease. As they struggle to breathe on arrival at A&E departments, do they need to be [...]