Join us in Vienna, Austria at ECCMID 2017 from 22nd – 25th April.

Visit booth 93 to claim your organisation’s voucher for a 60% discount on the following Molecular Quality Controls:

Blood-Borne Viruses: HBV Evaluation Panel, HBV Genotype Evaluation Panel, HCV Evaluation Panel, HCV Genotype Evaluation Panel, HIV-1 Evaluation Panel

Respiratory: ADV Medium ‘Q’ Control, ADV Molecular ‘Q’ Panel, INFA Medium ‘Q’ Control, INFB Medium ‘Q’ Control, PINF Medium ‘Q’ Control, Respiratory Evaluation Panel

Transplant: BKV Molecular ‘Q’ Panel, EBV Medium ‘Q’ Control, EBV Molecular ‘Q’ Panel, HSV1 Medium ‘Q’ Control, HSV1 Molecular ‘Q’ Panel, HSV2 Medium ‘Q’ Control, HSV2 Molecular ‘Q’ Panel, JCV Medium ‘Q’ Control, JCV Molecular ‘Q’ Panel

Qnostics is proud to present the following posters at ECCMID 2017:

  • Standardisation of four types of human Adenovirus in the absence of a higher order standard – Liam Foley, Shubana Kazi, Sadhia Mohammed, Alastair Ricketts
  • Evaluation of two commercial extraction platforms, easyMAG® and eMAG™, and impact upon amplification performance – Sadhia Mohammed, Shubana Kazi, Niall Haggerty, Alastair Ricketts
  • Performance Reproducibility of Positive Control Materials for Multiple Pathogens – Niall Haggerty, Sadhia Mohammed, Shubana Kazi, Alastair Ricketts

Visit booth 93 or contact Bill Steell or Frank Opdam to arrange a meeting.


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Job Opportunity

Materials Supervisor

JOB SUMMARY: To coordinate and facilitate the daily receipt, maintenance, supply and global shipment of materials, ensuring that work is carried out to the required standard in the agreed timescales, that inventory management systems/areas are maintained in a timely manner, and supervising staff across Logistics & Stock operations.

POSITION REPORTS TO: Deputy Operations Manager and Operations/Senior Management as required.

EXPERIENCE: Prior experience of inventory control, warehousing, materials planning, handling/working with biological substances, international shipments or coordinating dangerous goods shipments is beneficial and working in a controlled laboratory environment (GLP/GMP).


  • Planning and scheduling of all logistics/stock activities including improvement projects.
  • Day to day management of logistics/stock staff and general laboratory & warehouse management.
  • Responsible for the team’s compliance to Departmental plans, Quality, Regulatory and Company standards, as well as working within budgetary constraints to avoid unnecessary wastage.
  • Coordination and resolution of all problems in line with the company policy.
  • Assist with administrative tasks of the team including recruitment, development, performance, training, attendance and disciplinary issues as required.
  • To coordinate the management of stock and inventory systems accurately/timely, the preparation of shipments and packaging coordination.
  • To follow processes to ensure consistency and accuracy are embedded across all Logistics/Stock processes.
  • To build strong relationships with both internal and external customers through all channels of communication.
  • To coordinate and maintain the collection and presentation of data clearly and accurately in a form that is easily understood (e.g. spreadsheets, SORs, reports, training etc)
  • To participate in surveillance activities such as tracking, trend analysis, complaints and other duties, immediately notifying supervisor/management of potential issues/concerns timely.
  • To maintain and organise the laboratory and equipment used when carrying out the relevant processes.
  • To identify and propose areas for improvement (efficiency, performance, processes etc) defining the opportunity and potential benefits.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong line management skills.
  • A track record of improving stock accuracy, processes and/or traceability.
  • Experience in international shipments, ideally of dangerous goods.
  • Sound knowledge in the handling/transit/storage of temperature sensitive biological materials.
  • Excellent organisational & communication skills both orally and in all written forms
  • An enthusiastic, motivated, flexible and proactive approach to working to schedules and meeting targets
  • Good IT & numerical skills including making effective use of Word and Excel
  • Capability to multi-task and prioritise as and when required
  • Proven ability to develop and implement new work practices

OTHER: This role may require travel to and working at other operations within the business.


  • Salary is dependent on experience, please state salary expectation upon application.
  • Pension and Private Healthcare are provided.
  • The role will be full-time and based in Glasgow.

Click here to apply.

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AMP Global 2017

Qnostics is visiting Berlin for AMP Global 2017

The AMP Global Congress on Molecular Pathology is taking place at the Congress & Exhibition Center in Berlin, Germany from 3rd – 5th April 2017. If you would like to set up a meeting with us at this event, please contact Frank Opdam at

AMP Global 2017

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MEDLAB Middle East 2017

Qnostics is attending MEDLAB Middle East 2017

Dubai, 6th – 9th February

We are pleased to attend MEDLAB Middle East 2017 and are looking forward to the talks and workshops on quality control, molecular diagnostics, validation and verification, microbiology, and more.

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2017 Events

Representatives from Qnostics are pleased to be attending the following international conferences in 2017. Please contact us if you would like to arrange a meeting at any of these events.




MEDLAB Dubai 6th – 9th Feb 2017
South Central Association for Clinical Microbiology (SCACM) Indianapolis, IN 22nd – 25th Mar 2017
AMP Global Berlin, Germany 3rd – 5th Apr 2017
Clinical Virology Network Edinburgh, UK 3rd – 6th Apr 2017
ECCMID Vienna, Austria 22nd – 25th Apr 2017
Clinical Virology Symposium (CVS) Savanah, GA 7th – 10th May 2017
ASM Microbe 2017 New Orleans, LA 1st – 5th Jun 2017
APHL Providence, RI 11th – 14th Jun 2017
AACC Annual Scientific Meeting San Diego, CA 30th Jul – 3rd Aug 2017
European Society for Clinical Virology (ESCV) Lake Maggiore, Italy 13th – 16th Sep 2017
European Meeting on Molecular Diagnostics (EMMD) Noordwijk, The Netherlands 11th – 13th Oct 2017
MEDICA Düsseldorf, Germany 13th – 16th Nov 2017
Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) Salt Lake City, UT 16th – 18th Nov 2017


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30% Discount On All Molecular Controls

This holiday season, Qnostics is offering a 30% discount on all molecular control products.

Reference promotion code ‘Discount30’ in your enquiry to take advantage of this offer (expires 31st Dec 2016).

Molecular Controls

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Multi-Centre Study of Four Transplant Associated Viruses: Replicate Sample Analysis

AMP 2016

AMP 2016

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Qnostics is excited to be part of the world forum for medicine at MEDICA 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany from 14th – 17th November.


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Join us at the Charlotte Convention Centre for the AMP 2016 Annual Meeting!

We will be at booth number 1907 to answer all of your questions and will be presenting our poster on “Multi-Centre, Multi-Platform Study of Assay Performance for Four Transplant Associated Viruses: Replicate Sample Analysis” (ID22) in the Exhibit Hall on Friday, November 11, 2:30pm – 3:30pm.

AMP 2016

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HIV Dried Blood Spot (DBS)

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