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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



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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.
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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

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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
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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.


News - Apr 2016

Caltag Medsystems Ltd, Expands Leadership Team to Drive Customer Value and Operational Excellence

Buckingham, Bucks – 4th April 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 worldwide, today announced that Jill Smith has joined the Company’s leadership team as Chief Operating Officer.

Previously, Dr. Smith held European Marketing Manager Position at Upstate Biotechnology and Worldwide Marketing Manager at Caltag Medsystems. After gaining a PhD in Molecular Biology, Jill now has over 18 years' marketing experience in the biosciences industry. Jill brings a wealth of product management and distributor management knowledge to Caltag Medsystems.

Tim Almond, M.D., & CEO, commented “Jill Smith brings rich experience to Caltag Medsystems in areas of operational planning, manufacturing efficiencies, and executive function that will increase value for our customers”.

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 - Apr 2016

Exclusive Cloud-Clone Corp. Distribution

We are pleased to announce that we have been appointed the sole UK distributor of Cloud-Clone Corp. products.
Cloud-Clone offer an extensive range of research reagents, including over 7000 ELISA and CLIA kits, 11,000 proteins, and 19,000 antibodies.

Available exclusively in the UK through Caltag Medsystems.
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News - Mar 2016

TransFix/EDTA Vacuum Blood Collection Tubes: Special Offer

We are currently offering a 50% discount on our current batch of 3ml TransFix/EDTA Vacuum Blood Collection Tubes that expire in August 2016. Please quote 'TVTOFFER' with your order to receive this discount.
TransFix stabilises leukocytic antigens in human blood for up to 10 days, ready for flow cytometric testing for leukaemia diagnoses, immune monitoring and immunohaematology screening.

TransFix is available in Vacuum Blood Collection Tubes containing EDTA for the immediate stablisation of cellular antigens upon venepuncture. TransFix is also available in a number of other formats, such as TransFix/EDTA CSF Sample Storage Tubes for the stabilisation of cerebrospinal fluid, TransFix Sample Storage Tubes and TransFix Reagent. 

NEWS - Mar 2016

Infinicyt Webinar Recordings Now Available

We now have recordings available from the Infinicyt webinars that we held last month. If you would like to view these webinars, please contact tara@caltagmedsystems.co.uk to receive the recording. Please state whether you wish to view the clinical or research webinar. The webinars are approximately 40 minutes long and cover all the key tools available for the multi dimensional analysis of flow cytometry files.

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News - Jan 2016

New Relationship with Celenys

Caltag Medsystems are pleased to announce an exciting new relationship with Celenys, a biotechnology company committed to the creation, development, production and commercialisation of a new generation of 3D cell culture scaffolds to bring an innovative dimension to your research brings you the BIOMIMESYS technology.

For further information about the Celenys products, please do not hesitate to contact us via email office@caltagmedsystems.co.uk or call +44 (0)1280 827460.
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NEWS - Jan 2016

Infinicyt Webinar

We are pleased to announce that we are holding two webinars in February on Infinicyt - the most advanced software for data integration and multidimensional analysis of flow cytometry files. The webinars will cover all the main features of Infinicyt (such as how to manually analyse, merge, calculate and export your data), with a focus on how to use the various tools for use in both clinical and research applications.
Session 1: Infinicyt for Clinical Applications
Tuesday 16th February 2016, 10.00 GMT 

Session 2: Infinicyt for Research Applications
Thursday 18th February 2016, 15.00 GMT

Both webinars will last for approximately 40 minutes, with a question time at the end. For more information about these webinars or to register for a session, please contact tara@caltagmedsystems.co.uk

If you would like to try Infinicyt free for 30 days, please click here to download the demo version.
For further information about Infinicyt, please click here to read our blog.
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News - Jan 2016

MEBGEN™ RASKET Kit Press Release from MBL

The MEBGEN™ RASKET kit has been developed for the detection of 48 RAS (KRAS and NRAS) gene mutations rapidly and simultaneously in a single well assay.
 
Testing for RAS mutations can be used to determine the efficacy of Anti-EGFR antibody therapy in treating colorectal cancers, a therapy which has been suggested to be ineffective in patients with KRAS exon 2 mutations.

More recent studies have reported that decisions concerning the most appropriate therapeutic medications are only feasible when using information on not only KRAS exon 2 mutations, but also KRAS exon 3 and 4 mutations and NRAS exon 2, 3 and 4 mutations.

The MEBGEN™ RASKET from MBL is a CE marked in vitro diagnostic kit, providing a simple approach to detect multiple RAS mutations and eliminating the need to coordinate several different testing methods.

Read the full press release here:

CE Mark of a novel reagent to detect RAS (KRAS and NRAS) gene mutations for testing of anti-EGFR therapeutic antibodies to colon cancer prior to treatment. (PDF: 59KB)

MBL products are distributed in the UK by Caltag Medsystems Ltd. 


News - Oct 2015

New Relationship with ScreenCell

Caltag Medsystems are pleased to announce an exciting new relationship with ScreenCell. 

ScreenCell® is a simple and innovative non-invasive technology for isolating Circulating Rare Cells (CRCs) from whole blood, and potentially any atypical cell in biological fluids.

By providing an easy access to fixed or live Circulating Tumour Cells (CTCs) and Circulating Tumour Microemboli (CTMs), the ScreenCell devices allow a full range access to phenotypical, genotypical, and functional characterization of these cells.

Our Senior Product Manager and Manufacturing Scientist recently visited the ScreenCell offices in Paris for a 2 day training session and to meet the ScreenCell team.

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

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News - Sep 2015

Visit us at the IBMS Congress

Caltag Medsystems are pleased to be exhibiting at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences Congress on the 28-30th September at the International Conference Centre, Birmingham. 

The Biomedical Science Congress is three full days of active learning in science, education, training, management and leadership. It has grown to become the largest and most important meeting of its kind in the UK. For biomedical scientists at all levels, the IBMS Congress has proved to be a vital element of their scientific, professional and vocational development. 

If you are attending the Congress, come and visit us at Stand 320 to find out more about our wide range of products for the clinical environment, including:- Flow Cytometry reagents for Immune Monitoring and Immunophenotyping
- Screening tubes for Haematological Malignancies- Blood/CSF Cellular Stabilisation Reagents- Perinatal Diagnostic Reagents- Diagnostic kits for disease areas including Autoimmunity,      Oncology, Virology, Immunology and Sepsis- Automated Sample Preparation for Flow Cytometry- Flow Cytometry Analysis SoftwareCaltag Medsystems will also be introducing The FlowStainer by Instrunor at the New Technology Showcase on the 28th between 12.00-12.30pm in Room B. If you would like to find out more, or to arrange a meeting with us during the congress please contact us at marketing@caltagmedsystems.co.uk, or by calling us on 01280 827460.

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News - Aug 2015

Introducing the FlowStainer


Caltag MedSystems Ltd. is proud to introduce the FlowStainer from Instrunor; the first fully automated solution for clinical flow cytometry sample preparation.

 Flowstainer provides simple, consistent and unbiased blood and bone marrow sample preparation for clinical flow cytometry. A compact desktop instrument; the FlowStainer contains all the robotics for refrigerated antibody storage, cocktail mixing, cell wash, red cell lysis, centrifugation and vortexing. No other single instrument performs all these tasks, making the Flowstainer unique in the clinical flow cytometry market place. Technical hands on time is significantly reduced during sample preperation leaving highly skilled technicians free to perform other essential lab tasks.

 Caltag MedSystems Ltd. have signed an exclusive agreement to sell and support the instrument throughout the UK and Ireland. For more information, please click here.

Come and see the Flowstainer at  ELRIG Drug Discovery 2015 on Sept 2nd/3rd at stand B4 or for more information contact Dr Peter Djali at peter@caltagmedsystems.co.uk
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News - Jul 2015

Beach Ball Bonanza

Enter our Beach Ball Bonanza competition for a chance to win £250 off your next holiday! 

We are including a beach ball with every order over the summer. Take a photo having fun in the sun with your beach ball (sunshine optional), post your photo to our Facebook page before the 14th September, and you could win £250 towards your next holiday! Photos will be judged and the lucky winner will be announced on the 15th September. 

Enjoy the summer with Caltag Medsystems....
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