JRBiomedical Ltd is a British medical company developing and distributing diagnostic
tests to hospital laboratories, pharmacies and retail chains including Boots and
Kiddicare. Our expertise in medical diagnostics goes back over 25 years with the
development of tests for hospital research into the study of the triggers of asthma
and eczema. In 2012, JRBiomedical launched a new service for university researchers
and NHS laboratories to access innovative and affordable medical tests online www.immunoassay.co.uk
such laboratory ELISA kits or point-of care kits being used in the hospital laboratory
and intensive care units respectively.
Meningitis and septicaemia can kill or seriously harm within hours. Acting quickly
to get medical help can mean the difference between life and death. Infants, young
children, teenagers and young adults are groups who have a high risk of contracting
meningitis and septicaemia but the disease can strike at any age. A quick diagnosis
is essential. The Meningitis Early Alert Pack provides you with the basic information
you need to help recognise the symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia.
The Arc is a registered medical device. Information about the disease has been provided
to help parents and health care professionals quickly identify whether a rash could
be a sign of meningitis and septicaemia. We have worked closely with meningitis experts
and advisors to make sure that the Arc and the information provided here is accurate,
relevant and easy to use. The Arc is made from high quality materials which are resistant
to breaking during normal use. Printed on the Arc are the most frequent signs and
symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia as well as an illustration of what the rash
may look like.
A rash that doesn't fade under pressure will still be visible when the Arc is pressed
firmly against the skin. The Arc also shows what the rash may look like - check the
rash in this way every 15 minutes. The rash may be scanty or abundant. As it develops,
it can look like large, dark bruises.
The Arc Meningitis Early Alert Pack was completely redesigned in 2012 and now, as
well as the Arc device, the pack also includes a reusable forehead thermometer so
that you can monitor your child’s fever and also a fever and medication chart which
will help you keep track of which medicines you have given your child, how often
and whether your child’s temperature and other symptoms are under control.
The ‘Arc’ at the Science Museum, London
You can see the original ‘Arc pack’ exhibited as part of the collection of the history
of medicine for 2009 at the Science Museum website. The original product did not
have the forehead thermometer or the symptoms and medication chart that is found
in the new product launched in 2013 through Kiddicare.