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12/02/2014 Quest Biomedical Joins Immucor Group

We are pleased to inform you that, as of 31st January 2014, Quest Biomedical Limited officially merged with the Immucor, Inc. group.

To read our official announcement, please click here.

We would like to assure all our customers that there will be no effect on the supply of products or the services which we provide and, working together, Quest Biomedical and Immucor aim to focus on the continued supply of high quality products, as well as maintaining our reputation for excellent customer service and aftersales support.

For the immediate future there will be no change to our contact details and you will continue to deal with the same dedicated sales team at Quest Biomedical that you have come to know.

Please continue to address inquiries and orders to the usual telephone numbers and email addresses. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Quest Biomedical and Immucor look forward to working with you in the future.

23/01/2013 Introducing DiaMex Products to the UK Market

Quest Biomedical is pleased to announce that DiaMex GmbH have appointed us as their distributor for the UK and Ireland.

We are therefore delighted to offer a new range of high quality, multiplex ready-to-use controls. The controls are specifically designed to be used on a variety of automated platforms so they fit perfectly into the day-to-day routine of high throughput diagnostic laboratories.

Serology Controls cover IgG and IgM antibodies for childhood infections, antenatal screening and blood borne viruses.

Features and benefit of the ready-to-use concept:

Thanks to the ready-to-use concept, the control vial may remain directly in the carrier or the test system. All manual steps, e.g. the refilling as a possible source of potential errors, are avoided. The daily dead volume no longer exists - the utilisation of the test material is nearly 100%.

Compatible with ARCHITECT®, PRISM®, LIAISON®, Cobas®, IMMULITE® and other systems.

  • Vials developed according to the platform
  • Minimal dead volume
  • Multimarker controls
  • Barcoded controls
  • Easy handling
  • Time saving and cost reducing

 

For further information please email us at questsales@immucor.com.

17/05/2011 CryoDoc Article Appears in BBTS ‘Bloodlines’

An article about CryoDoc – a closed system for the preservation of Haematopoietic Stem Cells (HSC) – by Richard Brown, Immunology Department Manager at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, has been published in this month’s issue of the BBTS ‘Bloodlines’ Newsletter.

CryoDoc is a new closed system processing set that has been developed specifically to simplify HSC cryopreservation by taking advantage of Sterile Connecting Device (SCD) technology. Using CryoDoc and SCD technology together, cell preparation for cryopreservation can now be simply performed in a closed system outside of a clean room, reducing processing time and cost whilst also offering a means to deal effectively with ever-increasing laboratory workload – important considerations during this period of budget constraints!

For a copy of the article or for more information about CryoDoc or any of our other products for stem cell processing and cryopreservation, please call 0121 745 1381 or email questsales@immucor.com.

17/03/2011 Fujifilm DNA Extraction System

We are pleased to announce that Fujifilm has appointed Quest Biomedical as the distributor of their QuickGene DNA Extraction System in the UK and Ireland.

The QuickGene DNA Extraction System is based on Fujifilm’s patented porous membrane technology: this ultra thin membrane provides outstanding absorption and desorption performance, allowing high purity and high yield nucleic acid extraction at low pressure and in a shorter time compared to conventional glass fibre membranes.

For smaller laboratories and as a backup system for urgent assays the QuickGene-Mini80 is a small, lightweight, tabletop device.

  • Small: 28 x 18 cm, only 3 kg
  • Fast: gDNA from whole blood in 12 minutes
  • Efficient: up to 8 samples simultaneously
  • Reliable: high yield, high purity
  • Simple: extraction without centrifugation
  • Inexpensive: be surprised!

For medium-sized laboratories, the QuickGene-810 device automates the sample binding, washing and elution steps and, for those laboratories that need a larger yield, the QuickGene 610L is available.

QuickGene DNA whole blood kits contain all reagents and tubes necessary for DNA extraction from whole blood samples in a single package. For extractions other than from blood, a detailed list of all the kits and their applications is available in Fujifilm’s QuickGene Application Guide.

For more information about the QuickGene DNA Extraction System or any of our other products, please call 0121 745 1381 or email questsales@immucor.com.

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