EMMD 2017

Qnostics is attending the 10th European Meeting on Molecular Diagnostics (EMMD) 2017 in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 11th – 13th October.

Meet us at Booth 30 to learn more about Qnostics’ new Meningitis / Encephalitis (ME) Evaluation Panel.

EMMD 2017

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Multi-centre study: 2-year evaluation of assay reproducibility for four transplant associated viruses

Multi-Centre Study (ESCV 2017)

Presented at ESCV 2017, Stresa, Italy

Posted in Studies, Transplant

Launch of Meningitis/Encephalitis (ME) Evaluation Panel

GLASGOW, UK, September 15, 2017.

 

Qnostics, a leading European provider of molecular quality control products and services for clinical diagnostic laboratories, announced today the launch of the Meningitis/Encephalitis (ME) Evaluation Panel for multiplex molecular diagnostic testing. The Panel consists of a total of 14 different controls for the qualitative detection of Bacterial, Viral, and Fungal targets i.e. Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae, Escherichia coli K1, Listeria monocytogenes, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Herpes Simplex Virus 1, Herpes Simplex Virus 2, Human Herpes Virus 6, Enterovirus, Human Parechovirus, Varicella Zoster Virus and Cryptococcus neoformans / gattii. The ME Evaluation Panel may be used to independently monitor each target and all phases of the testing process to ensure consistent and accurate results.

 
“With the increase of installations of multiplex molecular diagnostic platforms and disease-specific tests in the clinical lab, it is critical that hospitals are able to implement and monitor these tests with the appropriate level of quality control,” said Frank Opdam, Head of Commercial of Qnostics. “Many critical and costly treatment decisions will be based on the results of these tests so it is important that the tests are properly verified on a regular basis and during reagent lot changes. The ME Panel serves especially the European, Middle East and African (EMEA) markets where we received messages that quality control materials for the meningitis-disease related range of targets were difficult to get hold off’. Each of the panel members are whole organism mimicking patient sample as close as possible.

 
The Qnostics ME Evaluation panel has been designed with known performance on the BioFire FilmArray® Platform. Charudutt Shah, Director of Marketing EMEA for BioFire Diagnostics said:  “I am really delighted to be able to support our customer base better now with a quality control solution that can help the labs to maintain regulatory compliance for our qualitative FilmArray® ME Panel. Our panel simultaneously tests for 14 bacterial, viral and fungal pathogens in one hour which is often a challenge for customers to verify.  The introduction of Qnostics panel now allows our customers to perform assay verification optimally and improve lab efficiency.” The Qnostics ME Panel is optimised with a pooling strategy for assay verification which is described in a technical note. The technical note can be extracted by FilmArray® users from BioFire’s website.

 

This product is for Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

 

SOURCE Qnostics Ltd.

 

About Qnostics
Qnostics Ltd., with head-quarter in Glasgow UK, provides a comprehensive line of molecular diagnostic quality control products that assist laboratories in meeting current ISO15189 regulations regarding quality. Qnostics consistently develops new standards, external run controls, and evaluation kits for molecular testing in clinical diagnostic laboratories. All Qnostics procedures are developed and manufactured in an ISO13485 certified facility.

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ESCV 2017

Qnostics is pleased to be attending ESCV 2017 in Stresa, Italy from 13th – 16th September.

Meet us at Booth 11 to find out more about the launch of Qnostics’ Meningitis / Encephalitis (ME) Evaluation Panel.

We will also be presenting our poster (no. 212) titled “Multi-centre study: 2 year evaluation of assay reproducibility for four transplant associated viruses” at the conference.

ESCV 2017

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Job Opportunities: US Sales Manager & Stock Technician

We’re hiring!

US Sales Manager

Qnostics is currently expanding their Molecular Controls Sales Operations in the US territory. The successful candidate will be expected to bring their business skills to develop both existing and new business for Qnostics and be responsible for expanding the customer base for Qnostics’ off-the-shelf products as well as B2B solutions. Click here for more information.

Stock Technician

As part of the operations team, perform the maintenance and supply of materials, facilitate daily shipments, assist with product assembly and dispatch, ensure that work is carried out accurately to the required standard in the agreed timescales and that inventory management systems/areas are maintained/updated in a timely manner. Click here for more information.

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Job Opportunity: Stock Technician

JOB SUMMARY: You will be part of the operations team supporting the maintenance and supply of materials, facilitating the daily shipment of materials, assisting with product assembly and dispatch, ensuring that work is carried out accurately to the required standard in the agreed timescales and that inventory management systems/areas are maintained/updated in a timely manner.

POSITION REPORTS TO: Deputy Operations Manager

EXPERIENCE: Prior experience of inventory control, warehousing, international shipments, handling/working with biological substances or working in a controlled laboratory environment (GLP/GMP) is beneficial however full training will be provided.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To assist in the management of stock and inventory systems to ensure accuracy levels are realised.
  • To support all operations teams in stock movement, build and shipping processes.
  • To follow processes to ensure consistency and accuracy across all Operational processes.
  • To complete paperwork accurately weekly e.g. BOM’s, MBRs, order/packing/requisition forms etc.
  • To support in the preparation of shipments and prepare packaging (labelling, boxes, panel packs and bags).
  • To support the tracking of shipments, coordinating or escalating issue resolution and provide shipping order status updates against delivery dates.
  • To transact materials timely ensuring inventory systems accurately reflect stock levels e.g. BIMS/WASP etc.
  • To support the movement/identification of stock and that locations, quantities and statuses are correct.
  • To support the collection and presentation of data clearly and accurately in a form that is easily understood (e.g. spreadsheets, SORs, reports, training etc)
  • To support strong relationships with both internal and external customers through all channels of communication.
  • To participate in surveillance activities such as tracking, trend analysis, complaints and other duties, immediately notifying supervisor/management of potential issues/concerns timely.
  • To support the maintenance of 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.
  • Accurately follow procedures/protocols as required in accordance with the company Quality System, and current departmental plans, and accurately complete all quality documentation timely as required.
  • Support and assist other members of teams/departments to ensure the effective completion of training and projects.
  • To be familiar with and adhere to the company’s Health and Safety Policy, carrying out any duties with due care and attention to personal health and safety and that of colleagues
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as required by Qnostics ltd.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • excellent attention to detail
  • an enthusiastic, motivated, flexible and proactive approach to working to schedules and meeting targets to deliver exceptional customer satisfaction & service
  • understand the importance of stock accuracy, following processes and traceability.
  • experience of international shipments, ideally of dangerous goods.
  • some knowledge in the handling/transit/storage of temperature sensitive biological materials.
  • excellent organisational & communication skills both orally and in all written forms
  • good IT & numerical skills including making effective use of Word and Excel
  • capability to multi-task and prioritise as and when required

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 or contact info@qnostics.com.

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Investigation into the application of Droplet Digital PCR to cross-validate and standardise four human Adenovirus types in the absence of higher order standards

Presented at CVS 2017, 7th – 10th May

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CVS 2017

Join us in Savannah, Georgia at CVS 2017 from 7th – 10th May.

Visit booth 230 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

We also invite attendees to have a look at our poster and welcome any questions: ‘Investigation into the application of Droplet Digital PCR to cross-validate and standardise four human Adenovirus types in the absence of higher order standards‘ – Liam Foley, Shubana Kazi, Sadhia Mohammed, Alastair Ricketts, Frank Opdam

Visit booth 230 or contact Nancy Cion, Caterina Netti, or Frank Opdam to arrange a meeting.

CVS 2017

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Performance Reproducibility of Positive Control Materials for Multiple Pathogens

Positive Controls

Presented at ECCMID 2017, 22nd – 25th April

 

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