News from the IVD world

Divesrity and Inclusion

Diversity is a concept, (rightly so) very popular, in the construction of a cohabitation of a group of people, in civil society and even in companies. But beyond the idea of ​​diversity we must think about how to manage diversity and combine it with the concept of...

A new test based on the epigenome to detect cancer?

A study is developing a new test in which cancer can be detected with the use of gold nanoparticles. The study is based on the epigenome. Could this become a new cancer blood test? we recommend this article...

Glassware safety

We assume that working with appropriate glassware equipment in the laboratory is a well-established routine. The protection is essential because during some daily activities there are some potential risks for the health.. Awareness is important, so we suggest you take...

Memories from Medica Trade Fair 2018

We are very happy about our experience at Medica, we want to thank all those who have supported us during these days. Thanks from the Edif Team. See you next year!

Edif Instruments at Medica Trade Fair 2018

Meet Edif Team in Düsseldorf at Medica Trade Fair 2018! From 12 to 15 November 2018, Hall 3 /  Booth H26 We will show you our products and solutions for IVD industry!...

A new test for rheumatoid arthritis?

A doctor will diagnose rheumatoid arthritis in various ways, analyzing the symptoms that manifest the patient, doing physical exams and preparing blood tests. If you want to know more about these tests, we recommend the Medical News Today...

The importance of choosing the right person

Choosing the right person for your laboratory staff is essential, anyone who knows that the choice is not simple and keeping the person even more difficult, so you need to have clear ideas and know exactly what features you are looking for. whole organization. If you...

Hate between two leaders

Cooperation is a fundamental concept in companies and in the various work teams, we often face situations of conflict between non-prominent or "junior" members, but how to manage the clash between two leaders? What could be the repercussions of this unpleasant...

Productivity: tips and bad habits

Changing some habits is a very difficult thing. If at the end of the day you think you could have done more, with this infographic of Entreprenur.com you could find valuable tips to improve...

Laboratory: some advice in case of natural disaster

The work done inside the laboratories is very valuable, everything that is contained can be the result of years of work and research, unfortunately the attention that must be given to the laboratories is not only for human errors that risk compromising every effort...

The potential of different networking

The building of relationships with people and therefore the development of a network can become fundamental in life and in work. A 1985 study conducted by researchers Robert Kelley and Janet Caplan, analyzed that the most productive employees of a company, were not...

Summer Holidays

We want to inform you that Edif Instruments will be closed for summer break from 10 to 24 August 2018. We wish you happy and fun days… on our return we will be even more energetic to start again!

The power of small teams

Is it possible to work with small teams in a more agile organization, even if it is large? Yes, but with the right mindset and some organizational measures. Many agile organizations, even if large, instead of having a few teams composed of many people, prefer to...

Melanoma blood test: a research from Australia

A team of scientists from Edith Cowan University (Joondalup - Australia) is developing a blood test to identify Melanoma. The researchers agree that a test of this kind can give better results than the human eye, with the goal of saving many lives. The test...

Dialogue between Managers and Employees

In workplaces, ti was a standard practice to give feedback to employees once a year with a performance review, but this part was not always something that paid attention to the development of the employee's career. As often happens, things change over the years and...

A close look to Zika Virus

Are you curious to see the clearest image of the Zika virus? The image of the "colorful" virus, similar to a particular beach ball, has been published on Structure. data as of February 2018 state that the virus has spread to 86 countries. With this new image of Zika...

Autism blood test: New possibility?

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a disorder that consists of various symptoms and conditions and strongly affects the person's interaction with the outside world (we have already talked about here and here). Some symptoms that occur in cases of ASD are: repetitive...

A reflection about lab meetings

The way we communicate at work, with the progress of technology, has changed a lot. Once conversations between colleagues took place in person, or by telephone. Now via email, and fast messaging and VoIP systems, new communication technologies have become the standard...

Job Satisfaction and Staff Turnover: 5 Tips

Job Satisfaction is a very important factor, and is connected to the productivity of companies, What are the characteristics of job satisfaction? there are multiple: "easy" communication with management, recognition, safe environment, flexibility, good work-life...

A blood test could be measure premature birth risk

Childbirth is a very important moment for every woman. Obviously it is also a very stressful and critical pahese. Unfortunately many women experience a life-trheatening spontaneous preterm birth. It is difficult to understand how some pregnancies come to an end before...

Marketing and Sales: a different focus?

The dualism between Sales and Marketing departments is one of the dynamics that companies must be able to manage well so as not to find themselves spending resources to solve problems. When a new product line fails, there can be various reasons, but we must always...

New Blood Test for Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer, as we know, is a type of cancer that afflicts only men and is unfortunately very common (here on europeanurology.com you can find statistics and information on the incidence globally). A study by Dr. Eric Kelin of the Cleveland Clinic, published in...

Problematic workplaces

The workplace is one of the places we are present for most of our time, sometimes it can become like a second home or maybe not. As we all know from personal experiences or stories of friends and acquaintances, there are good working environments with healthy...

A blood test to detect lung cancer?

Lung cancer is a tumor that causes uncontrolled growth of cells and tissues in the lung area and has a fairly high spread globally.  The symptoms that may indicate this type of cancer are various: frequent cough, cough with blood, shortness of breath, fever, chest...

How to manage your emotions in a business meeting

Are you afraid of business meetings in your company? Sometimes during work meetings, you can be called to intervene, providing answers, opinions and ideas. Needless to say, it is a delicate moment in which embarrassment and negative emotions can prevail. It is obvious...

Diabetes: knowledge and prevention

Diabetes is a chronic disease that results from a lack of insulin in the human body, insulin is a hormone that decreases the concentration of blood glucose. On the occasion of the American Diabetes Association Alert Day,  today, March 27, 2018 we pay attention to this...

Computational Pathology: a deep reflection

Computational pathology is certainly a complex subject, according to the definition given in the article "Computational Pathology: an emerging definition" "the computational pathology is "an approach to diagnosis that incorporates multiple sources of raw data [...],...

The importance of Time Management

Time management in companies is a very important part of their productivity. The control over the use of time allows the achievement of a better performance (A better work-balance life relationship also depends on this). The time with which we face with our tasks is...

Colon Cancer prevention

March is the month of Colon Cancer Awarness according to the Colorectal cancer alliance. It seems appropriate to give prominence to this type of cancer, which is one of the leading causes of death among cancer-related deaths. Colorectal Cancer is a form of cancer that...

How to manage Remote Communication

Remote communication is the communication and transfer of data that occurs between devices not present in the same place. With the technological advancement, this type of communication has become increasingly popular in various forms (SMS, instant messaging platform...

A blood and urine test to detect ASD at early stage

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) afflicts 1% of the world’s population. We have previously talked about ASD in this post, This disorder consists of various symptoms that afflict the social and communicative life of the person such as hyperactivity, speech disorders,...

Cybersecurity: Awareness and risk

In recent years, the security of company data with the ever-increasing computerization of operational processes makes the issue of cybersecurity for companies fundamental. We can find companies where access to different types of sensitive data is allowed to many...

3 tips for resolving workplace conflicts

Workplace conflicts are inevitable. The companies are composed of people, with different personalities and different ideas (even if all serve the same goal). Sometimes these personalities and ideas collide, as already said it is normal that there is disagreement, the...

Laboratory relocation: problems and suggestions

Every laboratory manager knows that the laboratories can be relocated for various reasons, some positive and some negative (more or less availability of funds, amount of work etc.). It is fundamental to know well the new place  in order to better position all the...

Cancer: decline in deaths in the USA

Good news about the fight against cancer in the USA: the deaths caused by this disease, since 1991 have fallen by 26% according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). This excellent result is determined by some factors like the reduction of the smoking habit (with...

Lab Safety: Focus on accidents

Work in the laboratory, although protected by a series of guidelines, presents a series of risks. Incidents can occur, sometimes without serious consequences, but sometimes with extremely negative results. Speaking of extreme consequences, Everyone knows how dramatic...

Conflict in workplaces: The Win/Win approach

Conflict in workplaces is an important issue, to which many people often try to escape, as it is considered inconvenient, but risking that the issue will turn into something without solution. A certain level of conflict, when people works together is inevitable, the...

Burnout: how to recover energy

Burnout is one of the worst problems that can afflict a worker. It is a syndrome that comes from a strong and long stress process. As we had already written in a previous post, This pathology is a result of several emotional responses and is a risk that must be...

MS: monitoring with blood test

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is sadly known a chronic autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system. Unfortunately, the symptoms can vary from person to person because they are dependent on which part of the central nervous system is attacked by the disease...

The importance of professional networking

“Taking on a project that was a little outside of Dr.Woodruff's expertise [...] required that I collaborate and network from the very beginning,” McKinnon says. And she isn’t alone in her need to work, and interact with, others. For many lab professionals, it’s a...

Memories from Medica Trade Fair 2017

Our team thanks all of our friends, customers and partners for their support during the great experience of Medica Trade Fair 2017. There were days full of meetings with people from all over the world, with whom to talk about business, technology and the future of IVD...

Prejuidices about physicians: a report

Physicians often face important stress situations. Unfortunately, doctors sometimes have to suffer negative prejudices made by patients who do not demonstrate the due respect. Sites like STAT, WebMD and Medscape have collaborated in collecting stories and data...

Repeatability: an old problem

The question of repeatability in science is an old matter with ancient roots. Despite technological advances, the problem still persists. In a study conducted in 2016 by Nature Magazine, more than 70% of researchers tried to reproduce experiments by other scientists...

Procrastination and work

Procrastination, as we all know, is that behavior that makes us put a task, action, or duty in favor of other tasks for us more enjoyable. It's superfluous to say that this behavior is clashing with productivity at work, it's important for companies and workers, and...

cMyC test: an “instant” blood test for heart attacks

An heart attack (myocardial infarction) occurs when the blood flow to a part of the heart muscle stops, if the flow is not restored, it causes heart muscle damage. Symptoms may vary by person, among the most common we have chest pain, shortness of breath and pain in...

Decision Making in multigenerational teams

Decision making is never a simple process. In any company, periodically, there are difficult choices to make with long meetings where it is discussed the best direction to follow. Teams in companies are often heterogeneous , in their composition, they can integrate...

Low levels of vitamin D to higher risk of MS in Women

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system. MS produces a loss of myelin in multiple areas of the brain. Causes are still unknown, genesis of the disease seems to be caused by a combination of environmental and genetic...

Leadership: Impact factor and right signals

Solid leadership is a primary factor in managing a team. This role is often the result of a career progression, it is a very important change that needs to be dealt with at best. Leadership styles are different, they can change based on age and experience. The...

Blood biomarkers and early diagnosis in ASD

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a definition that is given to a wide array of symptoms and behavioral disorders. These disorders can have varying degrees and intensity levels. ASD has a wide variety of symptoms and can be diagnosed in both school and pre-school...

Alzheimer’s disease: a blood test can predict the risk

The sadly known Alzheimer's disease is a neurological degenerative disease affecting the brain and is the most common cause of dementia. According to Alzheimer.net about 44 million people in the world are afflicted with Alzheimer's disease or dementia-related...

Hashimoto’s Disease: 8 tips

Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune pathology that attacks the thyroid and is linked to hypothyroidism, was diagnosed by Japanese physician Haraku Hashimoto in 1912. The causes are not well known but there are several factors that can trigger...

Hive Project

Hive is one of many projects that we have in reserve for this fall. The concept is born to build a modular chassis and aesthetics product that is dedicated and partially customizeable by you, our OEM partners, without the need of a consistent investment for moulds and...

Burnout Syndrome: 8 tips

Burnout syndrome (BOS) is one of the most serious consequences of a strong stress-induced process. Unfortunately, it is a disease that is growing and afflicts contemporary societies ( for example, according to Statista in Usa money, workplace and family...

Summer Holidays

We want to inform you that Edif Instruments will be closed for summer break from 5 to 20 August 2017. We wish you happy holiday... we will be ready for new...

New development for Prostate Cancer blood test

Prostate Cancer affects only men, unfortunately is one of most common cancer between men.(e.g. for American Cancer Society. Only in US there are 161,360 new estimated cases in 2017 and an incidence rates 2009-2013 of 123.2). This particular pathology often shows no...

Diversity Matters

Gender and ethnic-cultural differences are a resource for companies, in an increasingly globalized world, it will be easier to find a more heterogeneous workforce. The impact of diversity in workplaces is undeniable and is a positive impact, the productivity of...

Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance has become an increasingly important concept in recent years, a proper management of working life and private life helps productivity in any company, even in laboratories or in medicine. The achievement of this goal can be possible with a...

Racism In Medicine

In June 2017, a serious episode of racism was reported in Canada at Rapid Access To Medical Specialists Clinic (Missisauga, Ontario): a white woman has specifically requested a white doctor to cure her son. Unfortunately, over the years, other incidents have occurred....