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News - Jun 2018

Congress of the European Hematology Association

Visit Caltag Medsystems at Booth 1248 at the 23rd Congress of the EHA from 14-17 June 2018. We are located in the Diagnostics Area and are looking forward to discussing our immunology, flow cytometry, and cell and gene therapy products. One lucky visitor will be winning 2 tickets to a Shrimp Dinner Cruise in Stockholm. Just stop by or contact us at courtney@caltagmedsystems.co.uk to book an appointment! 

News - Apr 2018

Fiona - Welcome to the Caltag Medsystems Family

We are delighted to welcome Fiona to the Caltag Medsystems family.
Fiona starts a newly defined role at Caltag Medsystems, in Sales and Customer Service Support. She brings a wealth of biomedical experience to the company, having gained an honours degree in Microbiology and been employed as a health professional during her time as a state registered biomedical scientist. She also brings with her an exemplary record in customer service support. Welcome Fiona.

News - Apr 2018

Human Tissue Authority (HTA) License Awarded to Caltag Medsystems

Caltag Medsystems has been awarded a Human Tissue Authority (HTA) license allowing us to store human tissue in our liquid nitrogen tanks  in the UK. 

How does this benefit you? 

We now stock our most popular haematopoietic cell types, including CD34+, MNCs, T cells & Monocytes, supplied from AllCells. This allows delivery to our European customers within 24 hours. 

To learn more, please call us +44 (0) 1280 827460 or email techsupport@caltagmedsystems.co.uk.

News - Apr 2018

Human Bodily Fluids Now Available!

Caltag Medsystems is now able to provide a vast range of human bodily fluids. Using advance techniques in collection, preservation and storage, our high quality biological samples and specimens play a vital role in research, development and manufacturing.
Products include breast milk, CSF, urine, semen plus many more. 

If you are interested in the products, please contact techsupport@caltagmedsystems.co.uk with full requirement details and one of our Product Managers will happily assist.

News - Mar 2018

Food Safety, Environmental Safety, and Agro-Food Characterisation.

Caltag Medsystems now provide over 60 kits to analytic laboratories requiring high quality, simple to use, real time PCR screening tools for food safety, environmental safety, and agro-food characterisation.
The product range from Biopremier includes kits to detect the fraudulent substitution of meats, the inclusion of meat in non-meat (vegetarian) products, and the presence of allergens in food products. In addition the detection of pathogens in food products, microorganisms in wine and other beverages, allergens in food products and GMO in food products are all possible. Using Biopremier’s Real Time PCR Kits, even trace quantities of undesired ingredients can be detected.  Visit https://www.caltagmedsystems.co.uk/biopremier

News - Mar 2018

Easter Opening Hours and Shipping Dates

Caltag Medsystems will be closed from 5.30pm (BST) on Thursday 29th March 2018 for the Easter break. We will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 3rd April 2018.
The last dispatch date for orders to mainland Europe will be Tuesday 27th March and to the UK will be Wednesday 28th March. All other orders will be shipped after the Easter break.
Thank you

News - Mar 2018

Measure Angiogenesis in Real Time using GFP labelled HUVECs

The Cellworks' GFP V2a Kit - Vasculogenesis to Angiogenesis, is a validated, in vitro, human primary cell co-culture model of angiogenesis.  Using GFP, it allows the dynamic measurement of all phases of the angiogenic process. Tubules formed contain a lumen and resemble the morphology and range of capillary lengths found in microvascular beds in vivo. 

For bespoke assays, angiogenesis tested GFP human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) are available. These bring greater assay flexibility allowing the user to have complete control over the number and cell types present in the angiogenesis assay and the opportunity to manipulate cells prior to culturing if necessary.

Find out  more about these exciting new products https://www.cellworks.co.uk/gfp_v2a_kit.php

News - Mar 2018

Our Cell Expansion Service Has Launched

Caltag Medsystems has the production capability to offer customers ready to use cryopreserved cells, prepared in single bulk batches.
Our ready to use, bulk quantities of frozen cells facilitate screening performance by removing the variabilities of passage number, senescence and viability associated with parallel cell culture. They also allow streamlining of experimental workflows for high throughput screening campaigns and other large scale research studies. All cells are QC tested for mycoplasma and viability.
To discuss your requirements please call us +44 (0) 1280 827460 or email techsupport@caltagmedsystems.co.uk

News - Mar 2018

Flow Cytometry Services Now Available

Caltag Medsystems are delighted to offer 2 new flow cytometry services to our customers.

Our Immunophentyping service allows characterisation of extracellular cell markers using fluorescently-labelled antibodies. These include MHC/HLA typing, cancer cell analysis (focusing on haematological malignancies), and other custom analyses.

The CD34 Enumeration service provides absolute counts of fresh Bone Marrow, Whole Blood and Leukapheresis within one hour of cell collection. Based upon the International Society of Hematotherapy and Graft Engineering (ISHAGE) industry standard guidelines for staining and gating, the assay generates absolute counts for viable white blood cells and CD34+ stem cells within a given tissue.

We look forward to discussing our Flow Cytometry services with you call + 44 (0) 1280 827460 or techsupport@caltagmedsystems.co.uk

News - Jan 2018

Visiting Suppliers in California

Caltag Medsystems staff are looking forward to an imminent, comprehensive tour of their California based suppliers. 
Meeting our suppliers face to face provides an excellent opportunity for strengthening relationships, meeting new staff members and further understanding of company operations together with unparalleled  onsite product training opportunities.

News - Dec 2017

Sindhu - Welcome to the Team

We are delighted to welcome Sindhu Raj, Laboratory Technician, to the Caltag Medsystems.family.
Drawing on experience in cell and molecular biology within both commercial and academic settings, Sindhu has responsibilities in manufacturing and product development within the Cellworks division.

News - Nov 2017

Christmas Opening Hours and Shipping Dates

Caltag Medsystems will be closed from mid-day (12:00 GMT) on Friday 22nd December 2017 for the Christmas Holiday. We will re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
The last dispatch date for orders will be the Tuesday 19th December 2017. All other orders will be shipped in the New Year.
Thank you for your custom, Marry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us.

News - Nov 2017

Small Molecule Inhibitors for Apoptosis and Epigenetics Research

Caltag Medsystems are pleased to announce they have been appointed distributor for APExBIO across Europe. APExBIO are a global provider of small molecule inhibitors, agonists, antagonists and screening libraries plus custom services including peptide synthesis, antibody production and assay development. Their products cover a range of research areas, notably apoptosis and epigenetics research.

For further information about APExBIO products, please do not hesitate to contact us via email techsupport@caltagmedsystems.co.uk or call +44 (0)1280 827460.

News - Oct 2017

FDA cleared for IVD use in the USA: TVT-03-50-US

Cytomark, a division of Caltag Medsystems, is proud to announce that the 3ml TransFix/EDTA Vacuum Blood Collection Tubes (TVTs) are now cleared for in vitro diagnostic use in the United States (USA specific code: TVT-03-50-US). For a list of countries where TransFix® products are registered as IVDs, please click here. TVTs are intended for collection and storage of human whole blood specimens for immunophentoyping of white blood cells by flow cytometry. Recovery of lymphocyte subset marker of the HIV panel can be accomplished over a 14-day period following collection. Learn more about the benefits of blood stabilisation here.


News - Sep 2017

Chief Scientific Officer Appointed

Congratulations are in order for Nicki Kaenzig on her promotion to Chief Scientific Officer recently. 

With responsibilities for driving the popular angiogenesis and cell expansion services, together with coordination of manufacturing and product development within the Cytomark and Cellworks divisions, Nicki is warmly welcomed to her new role.

News - Aug 2017

We welcome Adedayo Leduwe to the Product Management team

Adedayo brings a background in pharmacology including strong analytical, communication, research and lab skills to the Product Management team. With experience in the National Health Service supporting haematology and pathology departments, Adedayo has a wealth of experience and is proficient in working within strict ISO guidelines.

News - Jul 2017

Exclusive European Distributor for AllCells

Caltag Medsystems are very pleased to announce that we are now the exclusive European distributor of AllCells products.
How will this benefit you?

If you are collaborating with any laboratories in Europe who require fresh and frozen apheresis packs, bone marrow, whole blood, cord blood or isolated cells from these tissues, Caltag Medsystems can now provide the same products that you would receive.

AllCells products are produced through IRB approved collection programs that allow for direct screening of human donors with special profiles of interests. You can review donor samples and clinical reports online based on age, sex, weight, height, race, HLA type, smoker/non-smoker, treatment history, disease and other parameters. From these tissue types they can isolate MNCs, HLA-A2+ MNC, Platelets, Basophils, Eosinophil’s, Neutrophils plus many more.

Please contact us for further information about the AllCells products: techsupport@caltagmedsystems.co.uk


News - Jun 2017

Product Launch: Circulating Tumour Cell TransFix/EDTA Vacuum Blood Collection Tubes

Cytomark, a division of Caltag Medsystems, have launched their Circulating Tumour Cell TransFix/EDTA Vacuum Blood Collection Tube (CTC-TVT).

The number of circulating tumour cell populations present in patient blood is very low, therefore the usefulness of CTC assessments depends upon accurate cell counts and the corresponding analysis of molecular targets. Circulating Tumour Cell TransFix/EDTA Vacuum Blood Collection Tubes (CTC-TVTs) stabilise CTCs present in whole blood, immediately preventing the degradation of CTCs and CTC antigens, allowing time to isolate and analyse these rare cells.

Learn more about CTC-TVTs and the potential application of CTC stabilisation here.


News - Jun 2017

Next-Generation Sequencing Targeted Library Preparation

Caltag Medsystems are pleased to announce they have been appointed the UK and Irish distributor for Paragon Genomics. Paragon Genomics develops technology to improve and streamline Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) targeted library preparation through a proprietary background removal solution. They also offer a custom panel design service which provides the ability to multiplex up to 20,000 amplicons per tube.

For further information about Paragon Genomics products, please do not hesitate to contact us via email techsupport@caltagmedsystems.co.uk or call +44 (0)1280 827460.

News - Jan 2017

Our Tissue Procurement Network is Expanding

Caltag Medsystems have established new agreements to procure a vast range of human tissue phenotypes and have access to a wide range of human tissues that are obtained via the gift of tissue and organ donation for research advancements in medical science. 
The tissues are available as fresh, frozen or fixed with variable time frames between collection of the sample and delivery. We are also able to select samples with your specific donor inclusion/exclusion requirements such as age, sex, ethnicity, medical history, specific diseases etc. Each sample is provided with a Certificate of Analysis stating the serology and information about the donor. 

Please contact us for for further information about the tissue that we can source for you and to view the latest inventories. 

Email techsupport@caltagmedsystems.co.uk or call +44 (0)1280 827460.

News - Oct 2016

A Warm Welcome to Nicki Kaenzg - Product Development Manager

We are delighted to announce that Nicki Kaenzig has joined the Caltag Medsystems team as Product Development Manager. Nicki has a background in clinical immunology and has worked in product development in the biotechnology industry for the past 10 years.
Nicki previously worked at Caltag Medsystems overseeing product development, manufacturing and quality. Following a career break to spend time with her young family, Nicki returns to direct the development and release of new products into the Cytomark and Cellworks portfolios; the manufacturing brands of Caltag Medsystems.

News - Sep 2016

Caltag Medsystems Ltd, Expands Into France

Buckingham, Bucks – 28th September 2016 – Caltag Medsystems, Ltd, (the “Company”) a leading provider of antibodies, enzymes, kits, cells, human tissue and related products that support life science research applications, today announced that Courtney Cambouris has joined the Company’s team as the Product Manager for France. 

Previously, Dr. Cambouris held Technical Sales Consultant Position at Miltenyi Biotec and Business Development Manager at Celenys. After gaining a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Maryaland in College Park, Courtney brings a wealth of sales and product management experience to Caltag Medsystems.

Being fluent in French, Courtney will be driving the sales and marketing strategies for the products that Caltag Medsystems are now able to sell into France. 

Tim Almond, M.D., & CEO, commented “Courtney Cambouris brings rich experience to Caltag Medsystems in areas of Marketing, Sales and Business Development. We look forward to building our customer relationships in France”.

For further information about the Caltag Medsystems French portfolio, visit www.caltagmedsystems.fr

About Caltag Medsystems Ltd

Caltag Medsystems supply research reagents for Cell Biology, Flow Cytometry, Immunology, and Neuroscience in a variety of formats including antibodies, proteins, ELISAs, cells and media. Plus a range of products suitable for use in In Vitro Diagnostic applications. The product range includes over 300,000 high quality products at competitive prices.

The Cell Culture section of the portfolio ranges from primary cells, stem cells, cell lines and media to skin, fresh animal brains, healthy & diseased products, angiogenesis models and transfection reagents. The Flow Cytometry range includes everything from FlowStainer, an automated, hands free sample preparation procedures for complex flow cytometry, to Euroflow validated reagents for immunophenotyping. Antibodies, isotype controls, and diagnostic kits are all included plus software for the data integration and multidimensional analysis of flow cytometry files.

The diverse portfolio of products available is a combination of products from a selection of premier suppliers plus their own, in house, manufactured products from the Cellworks and Cytomark brands.

NEWS - Jul 2016

qPCR Thermo Cycler Demonstrations Now Available

Caltag Medsystems are now able to provide on-site demonstrations with the xxpress thermal cycler from BJS Biotechnologies.

The xxpress thermal cycler is the fastest and most thermally accurate qPCR thermal cycler in the world. Delivering 40 cycle qPCR in under 10 minutes, with a thermal ramp rate of up to 10C per second, the xxpress has the potential to save qPCR facilities a significant amount of time in the laboratory. With a thermal uniformity of +/-0.3C amongst samples, the xxpress eliminates edge effect that can occur with other thermal cyclers. 
What's more, the xxpress can reduce laboratory running costs by up to 90%. In addition to delivering more cycles per hour, the xxpress allows users to significantly reduce their reagent costs - just 2ul is the minimum required volume. To find out exactly how much the xxpress can save money in your department, please contact us at techsupport@caltagmedsystems.co.uk. 
If you are interested in a demonstration with the xxpress thermal cycler, please call +44 01280 827460 or contact techsupport@caltagmedsystems.co.uk


NEWS - Jul 2016

Special Offer on Small Molecules, Natural Products and Rare Antibiotics

We are offering a 20% discount off all products available from the AdipoGen 'Small Molecules Highlights' catalogue. This includes their synthetic small molecules, natural products and rare antibiotics from their collaborating companies: BioViotica: Rare Active Natural ProductsChemodex: Fluorescent Probes and Dyes
Innaxon: TLR Agonists & Antagonists

There are over 1500 products within the catalogue eligible for this 20% discount, suitable for a wide range of applications including inflammation, metabolic research, cancer & immunology studies and neuroscience. 

To redeem this offer, please quote 'SM45' with your order. This discount is valid until 30th September 2016. 

To request a copy of AdipoGen Life Science's Small Moleucles Highlights catalogue, please contact techsupport@caltagmedsystems.co.uk.
To view the catalogue online please click here

News - Jun 2016

Live Webinar: Best Practices for Mononuclear Cell Isolation

Presented By AllCells
Wednesday 29th June, 17.00 BST

We are pleased to announce that AllCells, your primary cells research partner, will be hosting an upcoming webinar on mononuclear cells isolation. In this webinar we will discuss best practices for MNC isolation for several types of tissue based on researcher needs. We will outline techniques as they vary by cost, timing, ease, viability and availability. The webinar will conclude with examples of case studies on customised isolation projects provided by AllCells. Topics to be covered in the webinar include:

- Introduction
- Whole blood
- Bone marrow and cord blood
- Leukapheresis packs (mobilised and non mobilised)
- Custom isolation case studies
- Live Q&A 

Please email hannah@caltagmedsystems.co.uk for registration details.

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