Randox showcasing NI innovation at Europe’s biggest medical expo
Global biotechnology firm Randox is unveiling its latest, state-of-the-art laboratory technology at one of the biggest medical exhibitions in the world.
Randox, headquartered in County Antrim, is exhibiting at EuroMedLab in Paris, where it is launching its new clinical healthcare analyser; the RX misano, which will be exported to hospitals, veterinary clinics and teaching laboratories across the globe.
The machine; the latest of a range of equipment designed and manufactured by Randox, is attracting the attention of key international customers, across the world.
Graeme McNeill, Global Sales Manager at Randox says the new analyser has been developed to offer cutting-edge technology and functionality, typically associated with larger instruments, on a small footprint analyser.
“At Randox we have utilised our talents and experience in the life sciences, software development and engineering to create this pioneering technology, building on over a decade of R&D for this particular product range.
“The new RX misano shines a new light on semi-automated chemistry testing with its touch screen technology and here in Paris, we have had interest from Ministries of Health, leading clinics and research institutes around the world.”
Dr Peter FitzGerald, MD at Randox, says the company is proud to be promoting Northern Ireland’s innovation to an international audience:
“Randox is committed to improving healthcare worldwide and our clinical chemistry analysers are already in place in 120 countries; but this new machine is the next generation in Randox diagnostic capabilities. It will ensure that clinicians get the most reliable and accurate results and more quickly – allowing patients to be treated effectively and efficiently.
“The RX misano is the epitome of our ambition, our innovation and is indicative of the high-calibre scientific, engineering and software talent we have in the region.”
Randox is also showcasing a new test which is a key predictor for cardio-vascular disease and heart attacks. The test identifies a biomarker in the blood called SPLA2; people with high levels of this biomarker can be three times more likely to suffer a severe coronary event.
EuroMedLab 2015, runs from the 22nd- 24th of June at the Palais de Congrés de Paris.
The RX misano is currently unavailable to purchase in Germany
Last night (19TH May, 2015), in what was a unique collaboration, Randox and Camerata Ireland took part in a very special musical event, in one of the most beautiful and prestigious addresses in Paris. Four musicians selected by Artistic Director, world renowned pianist Barry Douglas, performed at the British Ambassador’s Residence, also known as the Hôtel de Charost; the palatial edifice, bought by the Duke of Wellington in 1814. Camerata Ireland is an all-Ireland organisation, supported by joint patrons; Her Majesty the Queen and President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins. As such, it was fitting that the event was hosted by both the British Ambassador to France, Sir Peter Ricketts and Irish Ambassador to France, Geraldine Byrne Nason.
150 specially invited guests, including some of France’s leading scientists and clinicians attended the concert, which is part of a series of events, marking the 15th anniversary season of Camerata Ireland. Founded in 1999, by Tchaikovsky Gold Medal winner, Barry Douglas, Camerata Ireland brings together the finest musicians from Ireland – North and South; to present a new and positive image of Ireland and to create a distinctive sound that comes from the orchestra members’ shared musical heritage. As Global Sponsor, Randox has supported Camerata Ireland’s vision for almost a decade.
Speaking after last night’s recital Barry Douglas, Artistic Director said:
“We are all immensely proud of the work of our all-island orchestra, Camerata Ireland over the past 15 years. We feel very privileged to enjoy the joint patronage of HM the Queen and President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins. We are honoured to have the support of the British and Irish Ambassadors in Paris, and we thank them for their warm welcome at this event. We also want to thank our wonderful Global Sponsor, Randox, who have made our tours and work with young musicians possible through their generous support”.
Sir Peter Ricketts, British Ambassador to France said:
“This was an evening which reflected all the warmth in the relationship between the United Kingdom and Ireland. I am delighted that it brought together such a wide range of people to enjoy the magic of Camerata’s music and thanks to Randox’s generosity.”
Geraldine Byrne Nason, Irish Ambassador to France said:
“I was delighted to join the British Ambassador to co-host this evening’s concert to celebrate the fifteenth birthday of Camerata Ireland. It is fitting that we jointly celebrate with friends from across the island of Ireland and with our neighbours. With sincere appreciation for Camerata’s Global Sponsor, Randox”.
As well as highlighting musical talent, the event was a platform for Randox to promote its ground-breaking diagnostic tests and technology, allowing its experts to network with some of France’s pre-eminent pathologists, cardiologists and life-scientists, as Mark Campbell, Head of External Affairs at Randox explained:
“As Global Sponsor of Camerata Ireland Randox are delighted to have enjoyed a wonderful event in such a magnificent setting, graciously hosted by both the British and Irish Ambassadors. Randox’s partnership with Barry Douglas and Camerata Ireland goes back for over a decade and has allowed us to support the Arts and build and strengthen relationships in key markets across the globe. Camerata Ireland is recognised as one of this Island’s chief cultural assets, showcasing the very best of what Ireland, North and South, has to offer”.