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  HORIBA introduces network option for digital morphology training tool for multiple user access in multiple locations

HORIBA UK Limited will introduce a new network licence option for its QSP 2.0 (Quality Slide Program) affordable digital tool for skill evaluation and training in morphology at IBMS Congress 2022. This now enables up to 50 users across various locations, even in different countries, to directly access this valuable digital morphology resource as it works on VPN and local networks. The new QSP 2.0 Network Licence is ideal for large hospital Trusts with multiple sites and users, or Universities/Medical Schools for remote teaching...


  HORIBA UK to showcase new high throughput haemostasis analyser and reagent range at IBMS Congress 2022

HORIBA UK Limited announces that it will be showing, for the first time in the UK, its new Yumizen G1550 automated haemostasis analyser and Microsemi CRP LC-767G POC haematology analyser at IBMS Congress 2022. On Stand 615 at Birmingham’s ICC from 14-17 March, HORIBA will also be highlighting its new full range of haemostasis reagents, as well as its haematology point-of-care (POC) and HELO laboratory automation platforms.


  HORIBA to showcase novel POCKIT Central PCR analyser at BEVA and Vets North

HORIBA UK Limited will be showcasing its new benchtop POCKIT™ Central in-house veterinary PCR analyser on Stand C3 at the BEVA Congress,  Birmingham, 4-7 September. HORIBA’s first live event this year will give visitors the opportunity to see how easy it is to carry out in-house PCR Testing on the POCKIT Central. The simple “sample in, result out” process provides fast, accurate PCR testing in only in 85 mins for up to 8 pathogens in one run....


  HORIBA acquires MedTest Dx and Pointe Scientific to expand laboratory Chemistry offerings

The acquisition will combine the complementary innovative technology offerings of the HORIBA Medical segment with MedTest Dx technology, Clinitox, and Pointe Scientific’s R&D and manufacturing capabilities, with particular expertise in FDA 510K and CLIA clearances, to address the multidisciplinary requirements of IVD (in-vitro diagnostics) testing customers...


  Haematology biomarkers for COVID-19 assessment discussed in new HORIBA Medical White Paper

As experts in haematology HORIBA UK Ltd, Medical announces that the Company has published a white paper entitled, ‘COVID-19 screening, prognosis and severity assessment with biomarkers for management of patients’. Written in collaboration with academic partners, the paper provides a review of routinely measured biomarkers that can provide additional information to help in the assessment of the severity of COVID-19 infection; therefore, supporting clinical decision making for risk stratification and patient management....


  HORIBA Medical and CellaVision collaborate on new automated Digital Cell Morphology solution to enhance lab workflows

HORIBA UK Ltd, Medical has introduced a new automated digital cell morphology solution in collaboration with CellaVision to help haematology laboratories simplify and expedite the performance of blood and body fluid differentials. CellaVision’s digital cell morphology systems can now be integrated with HORIBA’s HELO automated haematology platform, enabling unique two-way data flow and rapid validation of cell morphology results....


  HORIBA Medical shows

HORIBA UK Ltd, Medical showcased its approach to ‘hub and spoke’ laboratories at the IBMS Congress 2019. On display a wide range of instrumentation for central laboratory and near patient use, and also a newly CE-marked benchtop instrument for rapid infectious disease detection. Visitors to the stand were also invited to support leukaemia research by making an origami crane bird....


  New HORIBA Yumizen haematology analysers minimise microscopy slide reviews

HORIBA UK Ltd, Medical announces the publication of scientific studies which demonstrate the excellent performance of its new HELO high throughput fully automated haematology platform on body fluid and pathological samples. HORIBA’s Yumizen® H2500 and H1500 automated haematology analysers within the HELO platform deliver enhanced precision for complete blood counts and white blood cell....


  First Multi-Site Installation of HORIBA Medical

HORIBA Medical’s new HELO modular automated haematology platformEfficient cross city haematology working enabled in Cardiff. Medical announces the go live of the first multi-site installation of its new HELO high throughput fully automated haematology platform within the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. The new system is already delivering laboratory efficiencies across Cardiff in line with NHS requirements through the next generation haematology analysers installed at the University Hospital of Wales...


  First Global Install of HORIBA Medical

Horiba HeloNew HELO fully automated high throughput system at Torbay reduces time taken for routine haematology work. HORIBA UK Ltd, Medical announces the first global installation of its new HELO high throughput fully automated haematology platform in Torbay Hospital. The Laboratory there has achieved UKAS ISO 15189 accreditation. Additionally, the ease of use, fast processing and operational efficiency delivered by HORIBA Medical’s new...


  Evaluation Studies Confirm Improved Oncology Patient Pathways through HORIBA Medical

Yumizen H500 full blood count analyser demonstrates exceptional correlation with larger laboratory-based. HORIBA UK Ltd, Medical announces the publication of two studies successfully evaluating the use of its Yumizen H500 haematology analyser for point-of-care testing (POCT) to enhance the care of oncology patients. With near-patient, full blood count results, patients undergoing chemotherapy can receive treatment without delay and...


  HORIBA Medical Launches Brand New Comprehensive Range of Haemostasis Solutions

Yumizen G coagulation analysers and reagent rangeNew Yumizen G coagulation analysers and reagent range designed to suit any laboratory. HORIBA UK Ltd, Medical announces a significant development of its in vitro diagnostics product offering with the launch of its new Yumizen G range of instruments and reagents. Marking a milestone in its new product development programme, the Yumizen G range extends HORIBA Medical’s Haematology portfolio into...


  HORIBA Medical successfully launches products at EuroMedLab

HORIBA Medical exhibited at the EuroMedLab, an international conference and exhibition covering the scientific, doctrinal and technological aspects of laboratory medicine. The event took place at the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre, Greece, from June 11 to June 15, 2017.

EuroMedLabAt this year’s EuroMedLab, HORIBA Medical unveiled brand new solutions developed based on its expertise of more than 30 years working to discover solutions that meet the needs of medical laboratories and improving its analyzers to provide more effective diagnosis....


  HORIBA Analysers Give Coventry Students Vital Hands-on Biomedical Lab Experience

HORIBA UK Ltd, Medical Division, announces that Coventry University’s Department of Biomolecular and Sports Science has recently installed new HORIBA haematology and clinical chemistry analysers to enhance the future employability of its students.

horiba studentsIn recognition of NHS requirements, Coventry can now offer its Biomedical Science degree students practical experience of real-life clinical instrumentation and applications. Consequently, this enables these future Biomedical Scientists to become truly enthusiastic about subjects that may otherwise seem dry theoretically...


  New Digital Blood Cell Identification Training Program Meets ISO 15189

HORIBA UK Ltd, Medical Division, has introduced a new version of its Quality Slide Program (QSP) service specifically designed to readily meet new CPA guidelines for evaluating and reporting on staff competency and training for blood cell identification in line with ISO 15189. As a unique digital blood cell morphology QC and training program, HORIBA’s QSP also helps to standardise blood film review.

horiba slideISO 15189 Medical Laboratory Accreditation is a tool to demonstrate the quality and competence of medical laboratories and ensure delivery of timely and accurate results. Key to this is on-going assessment of laboratory staff technical skills. The new version of HORIBA’s QSP offers enhanced recording of staff competency and training in blood cell identification, where results may sometimes be subjective. Intuitive and easy-to-use, QSP can be fully customised to meet UK working practices...


  HORIBA Medical Launches Compact Multifunctional Haematology Analyser

The new Pentra XLR brings reticulocyte technology with STAT capabilities to a smaller platform

The new Pentra XLR compact haematology analyserHORIBA UK Ltd, Medical Divisionhas launched the new Pentra XLR compact 5 part DIFF haematology analyser incorporating full reticulocyte parameters to facilitate the investigation and diagnosis of haemopoiesis and anaemia. As the latest addition to the Pentra family, the XLR brings HORIBA’s gold standard reticulocyte technology with STAT capabilities to a smaller platform. This makes it ideal for space-restricted laboratories or those with a smaller workload that do not want to compromise on quality...


  HORIBA launches Online Clinical Diagnostics Information Resource

Innovative Horibaville virtual town showcases HORIBA Medical analysers in action 

Horibaville virtual townHORIBA UK Ltd, Medical Divisionhas launched online its new innovative information resource on clinical diagnostics. As a web-based, interactive town, Horibaville allows visitors to tour and visit different locations to discover more about HORIBA’s services, product portfolio and also gain ready access to scientific posters, papers and case-studies. Navigation moves a Horibaville ‘fun bus’ along a virtual road where different ‘hotspots’, including large and small hospitals, clinics, a veterinary surgery and university...


  HORIBA's Point-of-Care CRP Analyser Successfully Evaluated by Synergy Health

Microsemi CRP POC analyser correlates exceptionally well with routine laboratory methodologies

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HORIBA UK Ltd, Medical Division, today announces the successful outcome of an evaluation study of a point-of-care (POC) full blood count and whole blood CRP comparison study of its Microsemi CRP analyser. The scientific study was undertaken by Synergy Health Laboratory Services and confirms that this easy-to-use POC analyser demonstrates excellent correlation with routine laboratory methodologies...


  HORIBA POC Platelet Function Test Success in Antiplatelet Therapy Research

HORIBA UK Ltd, Medical Divisionhas announced that Doctors from the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, have successfully used its Plateletworks point-of-care (POC) platelet function test to rapidly characterise platelet function in a scientific study on antiplatelet therapy.

HORIBA POC Platelet Function Test Success in Antiplatelet Therapy ResearchResults of the study were recently presented at the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (SCTS) Annual Meeting in a poster entitled: ‘Should post-operative antiplatelet therapy differ for on and off-pump surgery?’. Antiplatelet therapy reduces early vein graft occlusion post Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) and it is known that patients may vary in response to antiplatelet agents. The Middlesbrough researchers aimed to characterise platelet function post CABG with Aspirin therapy and determine whether a difference exists between on and off-pump surgery....


  HORIBA Introduces New Quality Slide Programme (QSP) Service

Unique QC and training software to help standardise blood film review

Horiba MedicalHaematology specialists, HORIBA UK Ltd – Medical, has introduced a new innovative service, The Quality Slide Program (QSP). Launched in France in 2012 to meet ISO guidelines for laboratory accreditation in blood film review and already used by over 40 laboratories, this program is now available in the UK. QSP is a digital blood cell morphology QC and training program. With the software, 6 digital blood films are published for download each month


  HORIBA Medical UK incorporated into HORIBA UK Ltd - enhancing expertise sharing

Organisational change brings UK’s HORIBA Group companies together

Horiba UKHORIBA UK Ltd, Medical division – today announces that from 1st January 2013 the UK’s HORIBA Group companies have been brought together into one company to establish HORIBA UK Ltd. Through this organisational change, the UK’s HORIBA Group business segments can streamline operational activities and enhance on-going product research and development...


  HORIBA Medical HemaCAM slide digitalisation validation data published online in scientific poster HemaCAM posterHORIBA Medical has announced the publication online of a scientific validation study1 of its new HemaCAM® computer-assisted microscopy module for fully automated analysis of blood smears. Published online as a poster presentation, the study was undertaken at the Saint-Joseph Saint-Luc Hospital (Lyon, France). It found that the HemaCAM® slide digitalisation system offered new functionalities compared to those of existing systems for automated cell image acquisition and identification...


  LEAN Work Cell Success Highlighted Within NHS Improvement Session at FiLM 2012 As part of the NHS Improvement ‘Bringing Lean to Life'1 initiative, Path Links NHS Pathology Service has recently presented on its successful implementation of a LEAN work cell based approach within its Blood Science laboratories. At the 10th Annual Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine (FiLM 2012), NHS Improvement facilitated a session on ‘Embedding the Culture of Improvement'. Here Mick Chomyn from Path Links NHS Pathology Service presented ‘LEAN Work Cells' - Automation is not always the answer'2, demonstrating how efficient work cells improved turnaround times and reduced staff costs without the need for expensive track.


  HORIBA Medical in partnership with Spire Healthcare undertake haematology analyser comparison study Horiba Medical ABX Micros ES60Following its debut presentation at IBMS Congress 2011, the results poster of the Spire Healthcare-commissioned granulocyte and neutrophil count comparison study of HORIBA Medical's ABX Micros ES 60 and three other methodologies is now available to view at the HORIBA Medical-UK website. The study shows that the granulocyte count of the ABX Micros ES 60 can be considered a neutrophil count in the absence of flags, making it a suitable instrument for all Point-of-Care (POC) settings...


  HORIBA Medical to introduce new computer-assisted microscope system HemaCAM Horiba MedicalAt IBMS Congress 2011 on Stand F4, haematology specialists HORIBA Medical will give exclusive demonstrations of its newest product and the latest innovation in computer-assisted microscopy for haematology, HemaCAM®. Increasing diagnostic quality through the automated analysis of blood smears, HemaCAM® significantly reduces workloads and simplifies the creation of a quick and objective differential blood count...


  HORIBA Medical and Path Links publish LEAN white paper A ‘LEAN’ alternative to Total Laboratory AutomationA ‘LEAN' alternative to Total Laboratory Automation

HORIBA Medical, in collaboration with its customers Mick Chomyn and Martin Fottles from Path Links Pathology Service, has published a white paper on the application of LEAN principles to Healthcare entitled "TLA - the ‘LEAN' Alternative". Focusing on the elimination of waste, LEAN principles offer a variety of tools and techniques to achieve this aim. The white paper focuses on the practical application of these principles based on the experiences of this large UK hospital laboratory group...


  Certified web-based training courses for haematology and clinical chemistry suit shift work patterns web-based haematology and clinical chemistry training courses Following the ongoing success of HORIBA Medical - UK's newly introduced e-Learning programme, HeLP, these web-based training courses have now secured CPD accreditation from the IBMS. Upon the successful completion of one of the haematology or clinical chemistry focused e-learning courses, the CPD code will be printed on the final certificate. Participants can then enter this code onto their personal on-line portfolio as proof of learning...


  HORIBA Medical ticks all the right boxes in customer satisfaction survey surveyIn its recent 2010 customer satisfaction survey, HORIBA Medical - UK has excelled once again with 100% of customers responding as "very satisfied" or "satisfied" with the company's overall offering. In terms of service, technical support and account management, customers of the haematology and clinical chemistry experts commented that the "service team are polite and efficient", the "telephone help is wonderful" and that account managers are "very helpful and supportive"...


  HORIBA Medical aiding Pennines Two of the four HORIBA Medical ABX Pentra DX 120 haematology analysers in action at Royal Oldham Hospital, Haematology Department.As a large Trust looking after a population in excess of 800,000 and in line with Government ‘Healthy Futures' and ‘Pathology Modernisation' initiatives, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has centralised a number of its services in recent years. As part of this process, the Trust has modified its Pathology services by consolidating all GP work for the four PCTs that it encompasses into new laboratories at the Royal Oldham Hospital...


  New video case studies from HORIBA Medical discuss point of care haematology and clinical chemistry analysis New video case studies from HORIBA Medical discuss point of care haematology and clinical chemistry analysisTwo new short videos discussing point of care (POC) haematology and clinical chemistry analysis are now available online as part of a new series of video case studies from HORIBA Medical. The new case studies feature Watford General Hospital Accident and Emergency department, part of West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.


  Powerful online quality management service upgraded by HORIBA Medical Real-time inter-laboratory comparison quality reports now available with ABX Quality Control Program - QCPHORIBA Medical has introduced a powerful upgrade to its external worldwide inter-laboratory quality control programme (QCP) for haematology and clinical chemistry analysers. QCP version II enables users to submit internal Quality Control (QC) results online to evaluate the accuracy and precision of their analysers via real-time peer group statistical reports from QCP. This intuitive online inter-laboratory comparison service for Proficiency Testing is also fully customisable.


  POC CPA compliant clinical chemistry and haematology assured by Pentra SAfe solution ABX Pentra 400 and ABX Pentra 80 analysersHORIBA Medical's Pentra SAfe secure access solution for remote analysis is now available for both the ABX Pentra 400 clinical chemistry analyser and ABX Pentra 80 haematology analyser - both ideal for remote ‘hot lab' locations. The Pentra SAfe solution provides remote Point-of-Care (POC) managers full, secure access to all software on these analysers as if they were standing in front of them


  CPA compliant POC haematology analysis achieved at Watford General Hospital HORIBA Medical has successfully installed an ABX Pentra 60C+ benchtop haematology analyser and Pentra SAfe solution at Watford General Hospital Accident and Emergency department, part of West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.POC (Point of Care) haematology analysis has been available at Watford General Hospital Accident and Emergency department for 10 years. However, following a CPA audit it was agreed a POC analyser able to deliver full audit trails was required to ensure complete CPA compliance


  HORIBA Medical - UK offers the Dr. Fritz Video-Compact-System for small animal endoscopy Dr. Fritz Video-Compact-SystemHORIBA Medical - UK now offers the Dr. Fritz Video-Compact-System for veterinary endoscopic applications as part of its range of animal healthcare products. The innovative and flexible Dr. Fritz system is suitable for everyday small animal practice and includes a base unit and video otoscope attachment with a range of accessories for various applications


  HORIBA Medical introduces online case study video series HORIBA Medical introduces online case study video seriesHORIBA Medical has introduced a new case study video series that can be accessed online at This new collection of in-depth customer interviews provides direct personal feedback on their needs and experiences when working with HORIBA Medical for a variety of differing analyser installations.


  HORIBA Medical haematology analyser proves ideal for fast drug therapy decision making at POC A study has confirmed that the granulocyte count of the recently launched ABX Micros ES60 3-part differential haematology analyser from HORIBA Medical correlates well when compared to the neutrophil count of a 5-part differential analyser, in the absence of specific flagging


  HORIBA Medical secures Haematology dedicated Managed Service in Wales HORIBA Medical, in partnership with Ltd. (Genmed), has secured a 15 year Managed Service Contract (MSC) to supply all equipment and associated services to the Haematology Departments of the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, which includes the University Hospital of Wales (UHW) in Cardiff.


  High throughput haematology analysers enable Synergy Health Laboratory Services to look to the future HORIBA Medical has recently upgraded the haematology analysers at the pathology lab of Synergy Health Laboratory Services (SHLS) in Abergavenny, Wales to 3 larger ABX Pentra 120 Retic systems.


  HORIBA Medical launches new e-Learning portal and Analyser Optimisation service HORIBA Medical has announced the launch of two new services from its technical team: the new web-based e-Learning programme HeLP and a bespoke customer Analyser Optimisation service.


  HORIBA Medical secures contract with Spire Healthcare Spire’s UK pathology network now supported by 17 ABX Pentra 80 haematology analysers


  HORIBA Medical launches new compact & versatile haematology analyser HORIBA Medical has launched a new compact and highly versatile haematology analyser. The Pentra ES 60 five-part differential (DIFF) analyser expands HORIBA Medical’s open tube haematology analysis family,


  Frimley Park uses Pentra SAfe for accredited POC testing and patient safety purposes Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the first in the UK to experience the benefits of remote bidirectional access to its ABX Pentra 60C+ Point of Care (POC) haematology analysers, via Pentra SAfe. Eight of these compact analysers from HORIBA Medical are used in various POC locations managed by the Trust’s dedicated POC team.



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