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European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

12 June 2017

Clinical scientist presents at international microbiology conference

In late April, Tony Field, Clinical Labs’ Head of Molecular and Infectious Diseases at Clayton laboratory, presented at the 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

Leading experts from around the world attended the conference in Vienna, Austria to discuss the latest developments in infectious diseases, infection control and clinical microbiology.

Among the delegates were scientists, pathologists, medical professionals, researchers and representatives from the trades.

Tony was invited by Hologic, the makers of the Panther Fusion, a multifaceted molecular instrument that is able to run random access respiratory PCR samples among other things, to talk about the process Clinical Labs undertook to evaluate the instrument for commercial testing.

In April, Clinical Labs was the first laboratory in the world to install this instrument for commercial use when it was introduced at Wayville in Adelaide. Soon after, a Panther Fusion was commissioned at Bella Vista, the core laboratory in NSW.

Tony’s presentation was well received and helped validate the work that Clinical Labs is undertaking.

“It was great to present at an international forum with so many amazing speakers. The conference highlighted our work and demonstrated to the world that Clinical Labs is at the cutting edge of laboratory automation which we could back up by some solid data.