Peptest News & Industry Updates

Covid-19: a coronavirus update

Covid-19: a coronavirus update

In these difficult times with the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, to protect our staff members, the majority of the RD Biomed and Peptest team will be working from home and following all of the government guidelines for the near future. We are temporarily suspending...

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Oesophagus: how it works

Oesophagus: how it works

The oesophagus is also called the gullet or food pipe and, along with the mouth, stomach and intestines, is part of the gastrointestinal tract.

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Opera singers susceptible to reflux helped by Peptest

Opera singers susceptible to reflux helped by Peptest

Opera singers are at a greater risk of developing reflux disease because of their effort to sing but are reluctant to undergo invasive diagnostic tests for fear of damaging their vocal cords. Peptest has been identified as a useful tool for diagnosing reflux in opera singers.

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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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