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Zika Virus Successfully Inactivated Using VivoPHIX

The Pasteur Institute has successfully demonstrated inactivation of the Zika Virus using vivoPHIX™: To determine the ability of vivoPHIX™ to inhibit ZIKV in mosquito tissue sample, ZIKV-infected mosquito midguts were dissected at 6 dpi. Mosquito midguts were then chopped into 3-4 small pieces then transfer into vivoPHIX™. Samples were then treated at 4 degree Celsius [...]

2020-06-17T16:16:26+01:00June 17th, 2020|

New virusPHIX Brochure

Following last week's announcement regarding the development of our new reagent, virusPHIX™ and call for trial sites to evaluate it's suitability for COVID-19 testing, we are pleased to share our new product brochure. The virusPHIX™ brochure includes information about its key features, list of viruses it has successfully inactivated, preliminary data regarding inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 [...]

2020-05-27T10:57:32+01:00May 27th, 2020|

Rapid Labs and RNAssist announce development and trials of SARS-COV-2 viral transport medium

May 2020 Press Release Rapid Labs Ltd (Essex, UK), RNAssist (Cambridge, UK) and Qnostics (Glasgow, UK) are currently developing and seeking trial sites to validate the virusPHIX™ RNA stabilisation, cell fixative and virus inactivation reagent for SARS-CoV-2 testing on nasopharangeal swab samples and saliva/sputum samples.  Offer; A universal sample collection tube for liquid samples including; [...]

2020-05-20T11:09:18+01:00May 20th, 2020|

Rapid Labs Coronavirus Statement

Dear customers, As you are aware, the coronavirus pandemic is continuing to cause major disruptions across the globe. Rapid Labs are proud to be part of the medical diagnostics industry, and we will continue to remain open, offering hundreds of diagnostic tests to hospitals around the world until any closures are forced upon us by [...]

2020-03-23T16:22:16+00:00March 23rd, 2020|

NHSBT Antibody Cell Screening Panels now available from Rapid Labs

We are proud to be the international distributor for NHSBT Cell Screening Panels for use in transfusion medicine, criminology and paternity testing outside the UK. All reagents are CE-marked and comply with the standards laid down in the Guidelines for Blood Transfusion Services in the UK (Current-edition). They are prepared to be the best standards [...]

2020-04-14T15:04:57+01:00February 27th, 2020|

Rapid Labs announce new manufacturing & supply agreement with RNAssist

RNAssist and Rapid Labs Agree on Manufacturing and Supply Agreement for genoPHIX™ and vivoPHIX™ Biomolecule Stabilisation, Tissue Fixation and Microbial Inactivation Technology. Cambridge and Colchester, UK. 22nd January 2020 RNAssist (www.RNAssist.com) has developed several universal biological sample stabilisation, fixation and microbial inactivation reagents. Rapid Labs (www.rapidlabs.co.uk) a manufacturer and supplier of medical and veterinary diagnostic reagents, announced [...]

2020-01-22T10:07:52+00:00January 22nd, 2020|

New Medical Product Brochure for 2020

We're pleased to share our new medical brochure for 2020. Our 2020 catalogue includes all our existing products that customers are familiar with, plus a further 8 pages featuring our new products. In the past year we have added new products to our existing ranges, such as the rapid tests and drugs of abuse tests, [...]

2020-01-13T15:29:26+00:00January 13th, 2020|

Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019

Today marks the start of Antibiotic Awareness Week - a global campaign designed to increase the awareness of antibiotic resistance and to encourage responsible use amongst the public, health professionals and policy makers to prevent the further spread of antibiotic resistance1. Antibiotics have revolutionised modern medicine by making previously incurable illnesses like pneumonia, tuberculosis and [...]

2019-11-19T16:11:16+00:00November 18th, 2019|

Ketosis in Cattle: New video produced with the University of Cambridge Veterinary School

We're delighted to share our video that we filmed at the University of Cambridge Veterinary School. In this video, Dr Ian McCrone - Farm Animal Physician, discusses the importance of monitoring ketone (BHB) levels in early lactaction cows using the CentriVet Bovine Ketone Meter and Ketone Test Strips. Thank you to Ian McCrone and the [...]

2019-09-17T15:35:48+01:00September 17th, 2019|