Peptest News & Industry Updates

Peptest used in UK LPR study

Peptest used in UK LPR study

A new UK study with more than 1,000 patients has demonstrated how Peptest can be used to diagnose laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) in hospitals, voice clinics and GP surgeries.

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Meet Jeanine: our Senior Laboratory Technician

Meet Jeanine: our Senior Laboratory Technician

Let’s introduce you to a key member of the RD Biomed and Peptest team… Jeanine Fisher. Jeanine joined our company in 2006 and can usually be found in the Peptest laboratories at Castle Hill Hospital in Hull.

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Can cashew gum help tackle reflux?

Can cashew gum help tackle reflux?

A new study ‘Cashew gum, a biopolymer, topically protects oesophageal mucosa in nonerosive reflux disease: A promising translational study’ has looked at whether cashew gum can help with nonerosive reflux disease (NERD). 

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Peptest featured in Laryngoscope medical journal

Peptest featured in Laryngoscope medical journal

Peptest has been described as a 'cost‐effective, non-invasive measurement tool’ to assist office‐based diagnosis of laryngopharangeal reflux disease (LPR) in a new research paper. The study, published in The Laryngoscope – the monthly peer-reviewed medical journal in...

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Seaweed can help with reflux: study shows

Seaweed can help with reflux: study shows

Alginate, a type of fibre found in seaweed, has been used to help with the symptoms of reflux disease for many years. Alginates naturally occur as structural polysaccharides in brown algae and have a unique mode of action, producing a ‘raft’.

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Antacids offer instant relief but are often overused

Antacids offer instant relief but are often overused

One in four people buy an indigestion relief product every year with antacid sales reported to be worth $10 billion worldwide. Yet antacids should only be use at full therapeutic doses for short periods, a research study has warned.

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