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We will be exhibiting at AACC Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Lab EXPO 2022!

 

 

Come visit us at The McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago from 26th July-28th July 2022.

Visit booth #1419 where we will be discussing innovative diagnostic products and solutions, as well as showcasing our pioneering technologies!

 

 

 

Our Extensive Product Range

With 40 years of experience in the industry, we are experts in the field. Visit our website to find out more. Our Product Specialists Team will be available at booth #1419 to answer any questions, but why not plan ahead? Request a meeting with any of our Randox representatives and secure a time slot across the 5 day event.

 

 

Meet The Team

Click on the team member’s photo to request a meeting

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James Crilly

QC Marketing Manager

 

 

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Martin Conway

Marketing Manager

 

 

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Dylan Sarrge

International Sales Executive

 

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Shannon McKee

Business Development Analyst

 

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Daniel Vance

Business Development Manager

 

 

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Sarah Regan

Global Corporate Accounts Manager

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Graeme McNeill

Global Business Manager

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John Naizer

National Sales Manager

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Stefany Jainarine

Regional Sales Manager

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Carter Tjornehoj

Junior Sales Executive

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Zach Cable

International Sales Executive

 

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Brianna Shaw

Junior Sales Executive

 

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Alicia Grattan

Business Development Executive

 

 

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Michael Townsend

Business Development Manager

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Maeve Loane

Supply Chain Lead – Strategic

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Gary Robinson

Senior Buyer

 

 

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Pankaj Sinha

VP Sales America

 

 

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Caleb Johnson

Junior Sales Executive

 

 

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Jake Heckenberg

Sales Executive

 

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Louise Lynn

Head of Technical Services

 

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Cheryl O'Hagan

Technical Support Team Leader

 

 

 

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Ray Cameron

Head of Service Engineering

 

 

 

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Feargal Barry

Team Lead – Customer Service Engineer

 

 

 

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Emma Bateman

Business Development Manager

 

 

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Kim Dickson

Events Manager


EUROMEDLAB 2022

We are attending EUROMEDLAB 2022!

 

 

Come visit us in Munich from 10th-14th April at EuroMedlab 2022!

We will be at stand 7  where you can discover how we are currently revolutionising healthcare with our innovative products!

 

Our Extensive Product Range

With 40 years of experience in the industry, we are experts in the field. Visit our website to find out more. Our Product Specialists Team will be available at Hall 3, Stand 218 to answer any questions, but why not plan ahead? Request a meeting with any of our Randox representatives and secure a time slot across the 3 day event.

Meet The Team

Our Product Specialists Team will be available to answer any questions, but why not plan ahead? Request a meeting by clicking on the team member’s photo to secure a dedicated time slot to talk with a Randox representative.

 

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Dipesh Varu

Regional Sales Manager, Midlands and East Anglia

Dipesh has worked for Randox Laboratories for the last 7 years. Very experienced when it comes to our Acusera range of products.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ben Crawford

Molecular Product Specialist,  Team Leader

Ben has been working at Randox for 5 years and during his time he has become an expert in the field of molecular diagnostics. Stop by our booth and discuss Qnostics, QCMD, Vivalytic, Discovery and more with Ben.

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Jana Kohutova

Sales Manager Slovakia

After study of General Biology at University of Matej Bel (Slovakia) Jana started working at RANDOX in the Sales Department Slovakia in July 2005. Continual business development with best possible effectiveness and profitability for company is my long-term key focus in RANDOX Slovakia. Sales projects contribute of all RANDOX product range including biochip array technology, molecular arrays.

 

 

 

 

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Remy Patton

Business Development Manager, Poland

Remy is the Business Development Manager for Poland and the Balkans (Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia), actively promoting the clinical product portfolio. Graduating from Edinburgh Napier University with a Biomedical Science degree and have been working in Randox sales department since September 2019.

 

 

 

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Bryony Boyd

European Sales Manager

Bryony Boyd is one of the Randox European Sales Managers for the clinical product portfolio. A biomedical science graduate from University of Ulster, Bryony has been actively promoting the Randox clinical portfolio to the Baltics, Austria, Slovenia, Greece, Cyprus and Switzerland. Her main focus is IQC, EQA, Rx Series, Vivalytic and Reagents.

 

 

 

 

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Heidi Dowswell

Product Specialist, European Region

Heidi is the Randox Product Specialist for the European region. A Zoology graduate from Queen’s University Belfast, Heidi has actively been promoting the Randox clinical portfolio to the Nordics, BeNeLux, Albania, Moldova and Romania. Her main focus is IQC, EQA, Rx Series, Reagents and Vivalytic. Heidi has been working in Randox since 2019, firstly as a Technical Support Scientist and now as a Product Specialist in the sales department.

 

 

 

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Esin Yildiz

Business Development Manager

Esin is a Business Development Manager For Balkan Countries, Germany, France, Turkey and Portugal. Esin focuses on Food and Tox.

 

 

 

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Diana Adashankar

Business Development Manager, France

After a Master’s degree in BioEngineering and BioTechnologies in the Healthcare Industry, Diana has gained experience as Marketing and Sales Executive for more than 7 years in the medical & pharmaceutical field.

 

 

 

 

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Alexander Genin

National Sales Manager , France

Alexander followed an International Business Administration bachelor and specialised in innovation management Master degree at the Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands. He moved into his first role within Randox as Sales Representative. After 2 successful years, he moved to a Sales Team Leader position and then to the National Sales Manager position. He is 100% dedicated to improving healthcare in France and in accompanying Randox in doing so worldwide.

 

 

 

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Luciano Colucci

International Sales Manager, South East Italy

Luciano has been working in Randox since March 2010 as sales consultant for south-east Italy. Dedicated to develop and follow customer for centre-south Italy. As Sales Manager, he is focused on QA, Reagents, Toxicology and molecular product. Luciano also has a private interest to organic farming dedicated to improving human nutrition.

 

 

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Alessandro Vallone

International Sales Manager, Italy

Alessandro is an International Sales Manager with years of experience in drug testing monitoring and creating tailor-made solutions for laboratories, hospitals and government facilities.

 

 

 

 

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Rachel Foresyth

Molecular Product Specialist

Rachel Forsythe began her career with Randox working as a Biochip Analyst and Extraction Scientist in the COVID Laboratories during the pandemic. Rachel is now working as a Molecular Product Specialist on a global scale. She also specialises in the Randox Point of Care analyser, the VeraSTAT for both clinical and veterinary as she studied Zoology in University.

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Ray Cameron

Head of Service Engineering

Ray has been in Randox since 2013 and has extensive experience from roles in sales support, technical training and management of the global service group.

 

 

 

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James Crilly

Marketing Manager

Since joining the company in 2015, James has been part of the Quality Control Marketing team, promoting our range of Acusera controls, RIQAS EQA programmes and Acusera 247 data management software across the globe. He also has experience in the promotion and marketing of Qnostics and QCMD. More recently he has moved to a corporate role and now part of the team responsible for managing our advertising, events, marketing automations, sponsorships and more.

 

 

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Martin Conway

Marketing Manager 

Martin is one of the clinical marketing team managers, promoting our diverse range of analysers including Chemistry, Immunoassay, Molecular and Point of Care. He also has experience in collaborative promotion and corporations with our business partners and distribution network along with experience in advertising, events, sponsorships and more.


IBMS Congress 2022

We are attending IBMS Congress!

Come visit us at The National Convention Centre (ICC) from 14th-17th March 2022.

We will be in Hall 3, Stand 218 where you can discover how we are currently revolutionising healthcare with our innovative products!

Our Extensive Product Range

With 40 years of experience in the industry, we are experts in the field. Visit our website to find out more. Our Product Specialists Team will be available at Hall 3, Stand 218 to answer any questions, but why not plan ahead? Request a meeting with any of our Randox representatives and secure a time slot across the 3 day event.

Meet The Team

Click on the team member’s photo to request a meeting

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Barry Maguire

Clinical Sales Manager, South England

Barry joined Randox 5 years ago and he currently leads our team in the South of England. Barry also manages some customer accounts directly in North England and has a keen interest in our IQC software package, Acusera 24.7.

 

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Dipesh Varu

Regional Sales Manager, Midlands and East Anglia

Dipesh has worked for Randox Laboratories for the last 7 years. Very experienced when it comes to our Acusera range of products.

 

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Ben Crawford

Molecular Product Specialist,  Team Leader

Ben has been working at Randox for 5 years and during his time he has become an expert in the field of molecular diagnostics. Stop by our booth and discuss Qnostics, QCMD, Vivalytic, Discovery and more with Ben.

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Veena Vara

Sales Executive, North West England

Veena started working for Randox within the clinical team 4 years ago after completing BSc and MSc in Biomedical Science.

 

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Jenna Ireland

Sales Executive, South-West England

Jenna completed her University Placement with Randox whilst working within the Global sales team. She has currently been working for Randox for 3.5 years

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Tome Cardoso

Sales Executive, London

Tome is a Sales Executive using his extensive experience in the lab to help our customers find the best solutions for their testing needs by using innovative Randox products. Tome has experience as a Biomedical Scientist at a Senior level having worked in several hospitals across London for the past 7 years.

 

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Conor Gallagher

Sales Manager, Ireland

Conor has been working for Randox for over 7 years and managing the Irish market for the majority of that time. Conor has taken a keen interest in a new range of POC EQA products that Randox has launched. Please feel free to call by the stand to discuss these products in more detail

 

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Dermot Devlin

Business Development Executive, Scotland & Wales

Dermot has spent 2 years travelling extensively in Sub Saharan Africa and Asia promoting the importance of quality within the laboratory, Dermot is now focusing his time on developing the Randox ethos in both Scotland and Wales.

 

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Chuckwuma Georgewill Manjor

Sales Executive, Ireland

Chukwuma has been with Randox for over a year now and specialises in clinical sales within our Irish sales team in particular to Point of Care, Research and University institutions.

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Adam Wilson

Molecular Product Specialist, Ireland

Adam is the newest addition to the Irish Team. Adam’s  focus within the team is the molecular product range. If you have any queries regarding any of the molecular products please feel free to call by and he will be happy to discuss these with you.

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Ashleigh Rudd

Sales Executive, South Central England

Ashleigh recently started working for Randox having previously been a Biomedical Scientist in Microbiology, Haematology and Blood Transfusion.


Randox IT wins IT Project Team of the Year at Belfast Telegraph IT Awards

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09 November 2019

Randox IT wins IT Project Team of the Year at Belfast Telegraph IT Awards

Congratulations to the Randox IT department who have been named as the ‘IT Project Team of the Year’ at the Belfast Telegraph IT Awards 2019!

The awards ceremony, which was an inaugural event from the Belfast-based media outlet, was a showcase of the finest that the Northern Ireland IT industry has to offer, with both IT agencies and in-house IT teams vying for the chance to be crowned among the best their respective fields.

Sarah Little, Publishing Director at INM(NI), said on the night that holding the event was a ‘no brainer’ due to the prolific growth of the IT sector in Northern Ireland. In 2018 1 in 9 jobs advertised were in IT.

Prior to the awards event, Randox IT had been shortlisted for both IT Project Team of the Year for their work on RIQAS Point of Care and IT Team of the Year for their work on the Randox Health client portal.

The in-house IT team at Randox comprises of web developers, engineers, customer support staff, web designers, security professionals, software development and software testers spanning ten nationalities, from Indian to Hungarian and Italian to South African.

In the last year Randox IT have worked on a variety of exciting and important projects, including the development of an innovative health portal that assesses the accuracy and reliability of point-of-care machines. These blood testing analysers are increasingly being placed in the likes of pharmacies, GP surgeries, and A&E departments to provide NHS Health Checks and manage long-term conditions.

It was for this work on RIQAS Point of Care that on Friday 8th November, at a glittering awards event in the MAC Belfast, Randox IT were officially named IT Project Team of the Year.

The cloud-based technology developed by Randox IT provides confidence in vital test results for conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Uptake of the scheme has increased considerably since it was launched this year, proving that the system is meeting a need for a quality assurance system for non-laboratory health service staff which was not being met before.

We are delighted that Randox IT have been recognised for this pioneering work in point-of-care software and hope you join us in congratulating them on such a tremendous achievement.

To find out more about Randox IT and the vacancies we have in the team, please email recruitment@randox.com 

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Multiplex biochip for accurate differentiation of stroke types launched at AACC

Stroke        Biochip        MultiSTAT

05 August 2019

Stroke Biochip

 

A ground-breaking new test which improves the accuracy of stroke diagnosis has been developed by Randox scientists.

The Randox Stroke Biochip is a rapid and highly sensitive blood test that will complement and enhance existing CT scanning technology to facilitate accurate classification of stroke patients and improve patient care pathways.

With a unique ability to differentiate between ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke, the Randox Stroke Biochip takes less than 30 minutes to complete – making sure patients get the right diagnosis as fast as possible.

Dr Peter FitzGerald, Managing Director of Randox Laboratories, whose team developed the test, commented;

“There is great tragedy in the fact that the majority of stroke damage can be minimised if intervention is delivered on time, yet too often the window closes before a diagnosis is made. For doctors, nothing is more frustrating.

“Excellent work has been undertaken to assist the public in recognising the signs of a stroke so people can get to hospital as quickly as possible. Our stroke test is the vital next step – assisting clinicians in making a rapid diagnosis and differentiation between haemorrhagic and ischaemic stroke, so their patients get the right treatment at the right time.”

Using Randox revolutionary patented Biochips, the Randox Stroke Biochip provides a unique solution for simultaneous detection of multiple stroke biomarkers from a single sample, facilitating fast and accurate classification of stroke patients in an emergency setting.

 

Benefits of the Randox Stroke Biochip

  • Results in 30 minutes on the Evidence MultiSTAT
  • Unique solution for stroke classification
  • Differentiation of ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke
  • Guarantees rapid thrombolytic therapy ensuring better patient outcomes

 

John Lamont, R&D Director for Randox Laboratories, explained the benefits of the Stroke Biochip;

 “While patients undergo a CT scan to confirm either the presence or lack of a haemorrhagic stroke, a blood test on the Randox Biochip can be run on our innovative point-of-care analyser, the Evidence MultiSTAT, to identify the same for an ischaemic stroke.

“For the almost 90% of stroke patients who are ruled out for haemorrhagic stroke1, the Randox Biochip will then accelerate decision making for clinicians with regards to thrombolytic therapy.

 “Any treatment is most effective if started as soon as possible after the stroke occurs, and so every minute that passes without a diagnosis is likely to leave a permanent mark on a stroke patient’s future health and lifestyle.  The vitally important diagnostic information from the Randox Stroke Biochip facilitates accurate stroke classification, directs the appropriate patient care pathway, and enables rapid thrombolytic therapy, ensuring a better patient outcome for ischaemic stroke sufferers, for whom time is of the essence.”

Whilst the Randox Stroke Biochip is currently being used as complementary testing in parallel with CT scanning, Mr Lamont is confident of a more prominent role for the test in the future patient pathway;

“The Biochip has the potential to really revolutionise the stroke diagnosis pathway as we currently know it. The accessibility of this type of blood testing could potentially extend its use beyond the A&E department, to ambulances and even the home, in the form of a hand-held testing device.”

For further information about our pioneering Stroke Biochip please visit us at stand 1101 at this year’s AACC or follow the links below.

 

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Contact us or visit our Stroke Biochip page to learn more.

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Experience Country Life at Randox Antrim Show

A host of family-friendly country fun will descend on the majestic setting of Shane’s Castle on Saturday 27th July as Randox Antrim Show comes to town.

The event offers an enjoyable day out in the country as the best horses, cattle, sheep, fruit, vegetables, craftwork and baked goods are brought to one location for a public showcase. It also involves children’s entertainment, dog agility displays, a petting zoo, live music, sheep shearing, and stalls, to name just a few of the things made possible by the support of many sponsors, including that from Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

In the ‘Festival of Food’ marquee local produce will be promoted by celebrity chef Paula McIntryre and local chef Jonny Clarke from The Holestone, Parkgate, who will be hosting cookery demonstrations throughout the day. They’ll be joined by local food producers keen for the public to sample their wares.

The show is indebted to the Northern Ireland Regional Food Programme for providing sponsorship in this area, which has also enabled, in conjunction with the McKeever Hotel Group, a schools’ competition to promote local produce. The top three entrants in the primary and secondary sections receive complimentary access to the event to discover who won.

Randox Antrim Show is an event where children and pets are welcome. The popular Children’s Pet Show accepts £1 entries from U16s on the day, just ahead of the 1.30pm judging in the cattle ring with the ‘Pet Show’ sign. Note, large animals may be refused entry for health and safety reasons. A free Children’s Treasure Hunt for U12s has also recently been introduced.

The entertainment marquee is home to live music and the jiving competition that annually crowns the Show’s ‘King & Queen of the Castle.’ The show’s entertainment is made possible by support from the Enkalon Foundation. For the winning jiving couple there is a cash prize of £200 on offer, £100 for second and £50 for third place. Entries are taken on the day of the show.

In the Horticulture and Home Industries section, as well as a new ‘Jim McKay Trophy’ for best exhibitor in the vegetable section, there is a new Young Farmers’ Clubs Craft class to make a ‘Kitchen Memo Board’. The section includes a range of new classes including some in Photography.

As one of Northern Ireland’s leading regional one-day agricultural shows, Antrim is delighted to be hosting four Northern Ireland championships in its cattle section: The Thompson’s NISA Dairy Cow Championship; the Aberdeen Angus Ulster Championship; the Dexter Group’s Premier Show; and the Northern Ireland Limousin Championship.

Visit the show’s website for the full schedule and ultimate close date for entries, however, entries for the horticulture section are still accepted up until Friday 26 July by contacting that section direct on 075 2609 9966. Only show jumping classes (and in exceptional circumstances other equine classes) can be entered on the day of the Show. For enquiries email secretary@antrimshow.com.

Randox Antrim Show takes place on Saturday 27 July at Shanes Castle, from 9am until 5pm. Admission at the gate is £10 per Adult, £5 per Youth (12-17 years), YFC member is £5 by showing card, and Under 12s go free when accompanied by a paying adult. Car parking is free. Discounted Adult tickets are available only in advance until 25 July on the show website.

For further information about the Randox Antrim Show please contact the Randox PR team by emailing randoxpr@randox.com or phoning 028 9442 2413.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


New test for accurate differentiation of stroke types launched at Goodwood FOS Future Lab

A ground-breaking new test which improves the accuracy of stroke diagnosis has been developed by Randox scientists.

The rapid and highly sensitive blood test, which is due to be unveiled at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, can uniquely differentiate between ischaemic strokes (a blood clot) and haemorrhagic strokes (a bleed) and subsequently enable clinicians to rapidly administer the most effective treatment, which is a vital factor in limiting permanent damage.

What’s even more remarkable is that the pioneering diagnostic, appearing as part of the festival’s Future Lab exhibition, takes less than 30 minutes to complete – making sure patients get the right diagnosis as fast as possible.

Dr Peter FitzGerald, Managing Director of Randox Laboratories, whose team developed the test, commented;

“There is great tragedy in the fact that the majority of stroke damage can be minimised if intervention is delivered on time, yet too often the window closes before a diagnosis is made. For doctors, nothing is more frustrating.

“Excellent work has been undertaken to assist the public in recognising the signs of a stroke so people can get to hospital as quickly as possible. Our stroke test is the vital next step – assisting clinicians in making a rapid diagnosis and differentiation between haemorrhagic and ischaemic stroke, so their patients get the right treatment at the right time.”

Traditionally the first step in a stroke diagnosis is a CT scan, which, despite its ability to successfully diagnose haemorrhagic stroke, is significantly less capable of identifying ischaemic stroke.

Yet ischaemic stroke is the most common type of stroke and affects almost nine in ten patients.  Its diagnosis and differentiation from haemorrhagic stroke is vital in enabling thrombolytic treatment to break down blood clots, which, given its nature, could be fatal if administered to a patient suffering from a haemorrhagic stroke. Worryingly though, in some areas of the UK, as little as 15% of eligible stroke patients receive this therapy in time.1

This is caused by a number of factors, including difficulty in determining stroke onset time, exceeding the appropriate time window for thrombolysis administration (4.5 hours from stroke onset), and importantly, not being able to differentiate ischaemic stroke from a number of other ‘stroke mimics’ including severe migraine, brain tumours, drug overdose and seizures.

The Randox Stroke Biochip successfully identifies ischaemic stroke in a rapid test which measures eight markers from a single blood sample simultaneously, in just 30 minutes.

John Lamont, R&D Director for Randox Laboratories, explained;

 “While patients undergo a CT scan to confirm either the presence or lack of a haemorrhagic stroke, a blood test on the Randox Biochip can be run on our innovative point-of-care analyser, the MultiSTAT, to identify the same for an ischaemic stroke.

“For the almost 90% of stroke patients who are ruled out for haemorrhagic stroke2, the Randox Biochip will then accelerate decision making for clinicians with regards to thrombolytic therapy.

 “Any treatment is most effective if started as soon as possible after the stroke occurs, and so every minute that passes without a diagnosis is likely to leave a permanent mark on a stroke patient’s future health and lifestyle.  The vitally important diagnostic information from the Randox Stroke Biochip facilitates accurate stroke classification, directs the appropriate patient care pathway, and enables rapid thrombolytic therapy, ensuring a better patient outcome for ischaemic stroke sufferers, for whom time is of the essence.”

Whilst the Randox Stroke Biochip is currently being used as complementary testing in parallel with CT scanning, Mr Lamont is confident of a more prominent role for the test in the future patient pathway;

He commented;

“The Biochip has the potential to really revolutionise the stroke diagnosis pathway as we currently know it. The accessibility of this type of blood testing could potentially extend its use beyond the A&E department, to ambulances and even the home, in the form of a hand-held testing device.”

For further information about our pioneering new stroke test, or about the Goodwood Festival of Speed Future Lab, please contact Amy McIlwaine in the Randox PR team by emailing amy.mcilwaine@randox.com 

References

1 Royal College of Physicians Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP). Clinical audit Jan – Mar 2016 report prepared by Royal College of Physicians, Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit on behalf of the Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party.

2 Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party. National clinical guideline for stroke, 5th edition. London: Royal College of Physicians 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Randox Antrim Show 2019 open for entries

The country is set to come to Antrim town on Saturday 27th July when Randox Antrim Show will once again take place in the beautiful setting of the Shanes Castle Estate, Antrim.

Sponsors, members and supporters gathered recently at Shanes Castle to officially launch the 2019 event and call for entries to its competitions.

Speaking at the launch of Randox Antrim Show, Chairman Fred Duncan, said; “Our committee of volunteers all work hard to put on a Show that will welcome more and more people each year to come and experience the pleasures of our country way of life.

“As a not-for-profit organisation, sponsorship and funding is extremely important to the Society and we are indebted to each and every sponsor, new and long-standing. Their valuable support is what makes it possible to run the show and offer prize money to attract the best to enter our competitions. I want to add a particular note of thanks to Randox, our title sponsor, whose additional support has allowed us to add features in recent years to improve our event’s offering and attract even more people.

“The Show is also greatly indebted to our many show stewards and the local Young Farmers’ Clubs who help us in the run up to the event and on the day itself.”

Representing the show’s title sponsor at the launch, Marc Coppez, Randox Health Business Development Manager, commented;

“We are delighted to partner with the Randox Antrim Show in this our third year of sponsorship. This much-anticipated agricultural event is a popular landmark in the Borough’s summer calendar and, as an Antrim-headquartered company we are proud to once again work alongside the local community to bring this great event to fruition.

“We look forward to another successful Randox Antrim Show on Saturday 27th July as we bring our message of preventative health to attendees, enabling them to extend their lives and, crucially, to live healthier for longer.”

The new Mayor of Antrim & Newtownabbey, Ald. John Smyth, who supported the provision of the Show’s Launch, in addition to new and invaluable funding that the event has been awarded this year from Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, said;

“Randox Antrim Show attracts over 6,000 visitors which is a welcome boost to the local economy. It also gives the local town people the opportunity to see what the agricultural community has to offer and that sirloin steak doesn’t come in a plastic bag!

“The future lies in taking on the challenge to connect with all visitors to and residents of the Borough and let them know that Randox Antrim Show is happening and encourage them to visit.”

FINALS, QUALIFIERS AND NEW CLASSES

The Society is delighted to be hosting four Northern Ireland finals this year. The prestigious final of the Thompson’s NISA Dairy Cow Championship will take place at Antrim. This final is the culmination of nine rounds of qualifiers and showcases the very best of Dairy Cattle in the province.

For the first time the show will also host the Aberdeen Angus Ulster Championships. The NI Dexter Group has once again chosen Antrim to host its Premier Show, and for the sixth year, Randox Antrim Show will host the Northern Ireland Limousin Championships.

Antrim is also a qualifier for the Linden Foods/NISA Pedigree Beef Heifer Championships and the Bank of Ireland/NISA Pedigree Junior Bull Championship.

In the equine section, Antrim will again host a qualifier for the Equestrian & Farm Feeds/NISA Clydesdale Championship. Also, the Working Hunter classes will return after their successful introduction last year. These are in addition to the Show’s normal equine classes and show jumping section which has a total prize fund of just over £2,000.

In the sheep section, Antrim has introduced a new category for Dutch Spotted and will, once again, see the return of the NI Sheep Shearers Association Shearing Competition.

NEW CUP AND DONATION

The Horticulture and Home Industries section has been presented with the Jim McKay Trophy, a brand-new trophy for the best exhibitor in the vegetable section. The late Jim McKay from Larne, was a steward and exhibitor in the Horticultural section of the Show for many years. He’d bought the trophy before Christmas but sadly passed away very suddenly in March 2019.

About Jim, David Crawford, Home Industries Director, said, “Jim was a gentleman, who enjoyed encouraging young people and new gardeners to exhibit at Shows.  We will really miss his help and cheerful banter.”

Entries in the Horticulture and Home Industries section, with the exception of home baking entries, eggs and horticulture, will once again be judged on the Friday evening, with entries being taken up until the afternoon of Friday 26th July.

There are a few new classes to look out for in the baking section of the Show’s schedule this year as well as a new YFC Craft class to make a ‘Kitchen Memo Board’.

At the show launch, Antrim representatives of Macmillan Cancer Relief were presented with a £1,000 donation by the directors of Antrim Agricultural Society. As a charity that provides invaluable physical, emotional and financial support to cancer patients it is a cause that is close to committee members’ hearts.

FAMILY ATTRACTIONS

Randox Antrim Show wants to enable visitors to literally take a stroll through country life during the event. Aside from a wealth of farm animals and pets to peruse, the family event offers a wide and eclectic mix of stands including craft and home industries marquees, alongside agri-products and machinery.

The ‘Festival of Food’ village returns thanks to new support from the Northern Ireland Regional Food Programme to showcase local food, where you’ll find cookery demonstrations and samples by local celebrity chef Paula McIntrye in her signature kitchen and local industries promoting local produce.

There’ll also be a dog agility display, an Animal Farm petting zoo, an enter on-the-day children’s pet show, family-friendly amusements, a children’s treasure hunt with goody bags for completed entries, and live music throughout the day.

If you like to ‘keep ‘er country’ with a bit of jiving, make sure you enter on-the-day for a chance to be crowned the next ‘King & Queen of the Castle’ in the jiving competition. Thanks to invaluable support from the Enkalon Foundation to help provide the wider bandstand marquee and its contents, the jiving competition’s live music will be provided by the ‘Jive Chicks’ and there’ll be prize money as further incentive.

YFC Games

The YFC County Games Competitions Day is also held at the event. You can expect tug-of-war, tractor handling, gator challenge and slippery football. They also plan to host the Final of the YFCU Build-It Competition.

This year Young Farmers’ Clubs members who are 18+ years can enter the event for the reduced fee of £5 on production of a valid YFCU membership card at the entrance gate.

Entries Open

A copy of the Show Schedule is available from the Show Secretary or can be downloaded from www.RandoxAntrimShow.com.

Times and Prices

The action takes place on Saturday 27th July from 9am to 5pm. Admission to Randox Antrim Show is £10 per Adult, £5 per Young Person (12-17 years), and Under 12s go free and must be accompanied by a paying adult. Car parking is also free.

For further information about the Randox Antrim Show please contact the Randox PR team by emailing randoxpr@randox.com or phoning 028 9442 2413.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Randox pioneers health testing innovations at world’s largest diagnostics conference

World-leading medical diagnostics manufacturer Randox Laboratories is this week showcasing advancements in biotechnology at the world’s largest diagnostics conference, being held in Chicago, Illinois.

The American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo, known as the leading event for laboratory medicine worldwide, offers Randox the opportunity to showcase their capabilities to more than 20,000 healthcare professionals and decision makers from around the globe.

“Our pioneering diagnostic technologies are leading the way in innovation and have real potential to transform healthcare around the world,” said Randox Managing Director, Dr Peter FitzGerald.

“At AACC we will be hosting demonstrations of a wide range of our intuitive multiplex analysers, including the revolutionary Randox Evidence Evolution, the world’s first fully automated random-access testing platform, capable of delivering 2640 results in one hour, with the first delivered in just 37 minutes.”

The unique and unrivalled capabilities of the Randox Evidence Evolution are made possible thanks to Randox’s patented Biochip Array Technology, which can currently run 49 different tests simultaneously – ensuring an accurate and reliable diagnosis as fast as possible.

Launching at this year’s AACC event are a number of exciting new tests on the Randox Biochip, the result of a £280 million investment in research and development. Including but not exclusive to a diagnostic test for the differentiation of hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes, an algorithm capable of generating a patient’s Type 1 Diabetes Genetic Risk Score, and a test to diagnose Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in the participants of pharmaceutical drug trials, these new tests all share the common goal of much earlier and effective diagnosis, to greatly improve healthcare outcomes and reduce the burden on healthcare services.

Dr. FitzGerald continued;

“We remain committed to developing new health diagnostic technologies for a range of the world’s most pressing health issues in need of the most urgent address, and to expanding the business in our key markets, such as the US.

Our very significant investment in research and development means that we have more new tests in development than any other healthcare company in the world and are able each year to bring a wealth of exciting new technologies to the American market.

“We look forward to showcasing our latest innovations at this year’s AACC conference, and how they can be utilised to save, improve and extend lives through the earliest possible diagnosis. Randox technology can truly revolutionise the future of healthcare.”

AACC runs from the 29th July – 2nd August at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Randox can be found at booth #3624.

For further information visit aacc.randox.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The future of healthcare has arrived at The Goodwood Festival of Speed

You visit the doctor because you think there is a problem. The doctor suspects it may be an infection but she’s not sure. A blood sample is taken and sent to the laboratory where three to five tests are run on it. Your blood does not show a positive reading for any of the tests conducted. You still don’t know what’s wrong.  Does this sound familiar?

Enter a pioneering piece of technology called the Biochip. This health testing platform, from global diagnostics company Randox, and on show at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, can currently run 49 different tests simultaneously – making sure you get the right diagnosis as fast as possible.

Current and futuristic developments in this critical strand of medicine, involving detailed analysis of blood to identify both current and future health risks, are appearing as part of the festival’s Future Lab project.  Those visiting Future Lab will learn how technology can be utilised to improve the speed and accuracy of health diagnoses across the world.

With further plans to expand and enhance the Biochip even further – with capabilities to run over 1024 tests on a single blood sample – this technology is set to revolutionise the future of healthcare.

Randox Founder and Managing Director, Dr Peter FitzGerald, commented;

“For years we’ve been working behind-the-scenes with hospitals and laboratory professionals and, until now, our contribution to improving healthcare would not have been evident to the general public. But we know now that it’s time for us to come out – our technologies have the potential to transform healthcare around the world, and that matters to everyone.  

“More sensitive, comprehensive and accurate technologies hold the promise of much earlier and effective diagnosis, often before symptoms appear – greatly improving healthcare outcomes and reducing the burden on healthcare services.  And these technologies are directly available to the individual through our consumer division Randox Health, not just through GPs or hospitals.

“It is also a fact that diagnostics have historically been undervalued – in healthcare systems around the world laboratory technologies account for around 2% of overall budgets, yet 70%-80% of all healthcare decisions affecting diagnosis or treatment involve a laboratory investigation.”

Sensing the potential to improve healthcare through diagnostic innovation, Randox has invested significantly in the development of Biochip Array Technology, allowing many tests to be run simultaneously.

Dr FitzGerald continued;

“It’s taken over £285 million to see the fruition of this, the gold standard in testing. Our 300-strong team of research scientists and engineers are committed to exploring the thousands of markers of health and illness within the body and to each year unveil pioneering and innovative new tests to add to the Randox portfolio. Thanks to an annual investment of around 16% of turnover in this research and development, we have more innovations in development than any other healthcare company in the world.”

One such innovation, the concept of which is due to be revealed at the Goodwood Future Lab for the first time, is the unrivalled 32×32 Biochip. This highly anticipated testing platform will remarkably be able to provide patients with 1024 key pieces of information about their current and future health.  Combined with advanced algorithms, the effect will be truly revolutionary.

Dr FitzGerald added;

“The 32×32 Biochip is key to unlocking true personalised medicine. Ultimately it acts as a roadmap of your health by predicting the health conditions of which you are personally at risk in the future. By taking preventive action you will be empowered to live healthier for longer. It’s the world’s first technology of its kind, capable of extending your life.”

The Randox Health Mobile Clinic, in which the public can directly access Randox technologies in the form of the world’s most comprehensive health check, will be at the Goodwood Hotel on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th July.  Those wishing to book can call 0800 2545 130 or can find out more by visiting the Randox Health website or downloading the app.

For further information please contact Randox PR by email: randoxpr@randox.com or by phoning 07980 738 120

 

 

 

 

 

 


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