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HistoCyte Laboratories HPV/p16 Analyte ControlDR recognised in recent publication regarding the use same slide controls in HPV and p16 assays.

HistoCyte Laboratories Ltd’s first product came through a collaboration with the Dr Max Robinson at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne. A Senior Lecturer in Oral Pathology at Newcastle University, Dr Robinson required reliable control material for his work, in particular his clinical trials. This collaboration gave rise to the HPV Analyte ControlDR which with Dr Robinson’s help was extensively tested by IHC for p16 and ISH for E6/E7 mRNA and HPV DNA.

Dr Robinson has written a chapter in HPV Infection in Head and Neck Cancer, Recent Results in Cancer Research, Volume 206, Springer 2106, pages 101 to 111, in which he provides a review of current testing of HPV in head and neck cancer in clinical practice. As part of his review he discusses the need for standardised controls and refers to the HistoCyte Laboratories Ltd products as one means to meet these requirements.

It has been a pleasure working with Dr Robinson on this project and we look forward to future projects.