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Stephane Argivier joins Logical Biological as Non-Executive Director

Logical Biological is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephane Argivier as Non-Executive Director and Board member. Stephane has been involved in IVD and Life Science for the past 23 years, during most of which he has held leadership and executive positions, and built a successful track record of delivering fast and sustained growth with entities ranging from start-ups to multinationals.Stephane is currently CEO and Board member of MIP Diagnostics,...

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To rapid test or not to rapid test for COVID-19

  As the pandemic has struck the predicted second wave, public struggles persist with lifestyle restrictions, but our knowledge to identify and fight the virus has significantly progressed.With tests developed, distributed and administered satisfactorily for most symptomatic sufferers (PCR), and the vaccine roll out for the most vulnerable, science and medicine turn to consider the silent carriers of SARS-CoV-2…the asymptomatic vectors. The case for rapid antigen testing using Lateral Flow At present testing...

Rhiannon de Wreede
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Six examples of COVID-19 mass testing events

From the outset of the COVID-19 outbreak, testing for SARS-CoV-2 has been a priority. Initially just having a test for COVID-19 was a scientific success, enabled by the publication of the first viral genomic sequence in January 2020. As the pandemic has run its course many aspects of testing have been investigated. Here we highlight some of the key testing events that have taken place, and their outcomes. Mass Covid Testing -Vo’,...

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SARS-CoV-2 – The value of Ct values

What are Ct values?   In quantitative PCR (qPCR) and reverse transcriptase quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR), the cycle threshold (Ct) value is the number of nucleic acid amplification cycles required for the signal generated by the amplification of a specific target DNA to cross a set threshold. Labelling the DNA primers with a fluorescent tag is what makes this PCR ‘real time’; as the target genetic material increases with each amplification cycle...

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Logical Biological gains ISO 9001 certification

Logical Biological has gained ISO 9001:2015 certification. We have always operated a Quality Management System based on the ISO 9001 system, and now we have the certificate to prove we are fully ISO 9001 compliant. This emphasises our commitment to Quality processes and products.Logical Biological specialises in provision of human biospecimens. You can see a list of our products here, or contact us to tell us what you need as...

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Meet us at Medica

Our Managing Director, James Steggles, will be attending the Medica conference in Dusseldorf on November 18th, 19th and 20th. We'd love to discuss how we can help you achieve your project goals - contact us at info@logicalbiological.com to arrange a meeting....

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Chagas positive plasma added to range

Logical Biological has added Chagas antibody positive plasma to its range having received clearance from the UK government Health & Safety Executive to handle human biological material containing Trypanosoma cruzi, which is the causative agent of Chagas Disease. T. cruzi is a Hazard Group 3 pathogen according to “The Approved List of Biological Reagents”. Hazard Group 3 is defined as follows: “Can cause severe human disease and may be a serious hazard to employees; it may...

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