World Kidney Day
Did you know that technology for testing kidney function and health, such as those from one of our members Sysmex Corporation can also help reduce our use of antibiotics? This World Kidney Day we are celebrating the role technology plays in reducing the health-burden and improving the lives of those at-risk of, or experiencing kidney disease, or…
Federal Government Release Strengthening Medicare Task Force Report
Federal Government Release Strengthening Medicare Task Force Report Building on Australia’s Primary Health Care 10-year Plan 2022-2032, the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce focuses strongly on delivering a primary care system that is “person-centred, integrated and connected…to provide wrap around care for those that need it most.” The person-centred concept is a strong theme throughout the document…
Post Market review of COVID-19 TEST kits
Please see media release from TGA. Please click here to read the full media release
To prevent the local emergency room from being overwhelmed with unwell athletes, Radiometer loaned a blood gas instrument, its related accessories and an associate to assist the Busselton Ironman competition in Western Australia.Radiometer agreed to help when the medical officer in charge of the Busselton Ironman and the local hospital medical doctor asked us to support their event….
APS (Antiphospholipid Syndrome)
Our story is about a patient named April. April was diagnosed with APS (Antiphospholipid Syndrome) following her 39th birthday, after experiencing two miscarriages. APS is a relatively common finding for couples who struggle with pregnancy loss. It is thought that 10-20% of women with multiple pregnancy losses suffer from APS. APS is a thrombotic immunological condition where…
Recent commentary questioning the performance of rapid antigen tests (RATs) against subvariants of Omicron is dangerously misleading and risks undermining Australia’s public health response according to Pathology Technology Australia https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-29/rat-manufacturer-rapid-tests-covid-inaccurate-pcr/101282486
TGA delays the IVDR Deadline to May 2023
The European IVDR device registration changes impact IVDs manufactured in Europe. These changes bring medical device quality certification, registration into line with practices already adopted in other parts of the world (especially north America and Australia).