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Scientists urge swift action to prepare for next pandemic: calls for an Advanced Information System

Added: 7 Apr 2021

An international team of researchers led by Wladek Minor, a University of Virginia School of Medici…

Research points to a green energy system sooner than we'd hoped!

Added: 1 Apr 2021

Research shows solar photovotaics are already cheaper, more innovative, and more integrated into th…

Ensuring quality through accreditation in our Lighthouse Labs: IBMS response to BBC Panorama

Added: 31 Mar 2021

Following the BBC Panorama’s undercover investigation into a COVID-19 lighthouse laboratory, the In…

Jordan's water crisis should be a warning for the world

Added: 31 Mar 2021

It is very easy to take tap water for granted. But sobering predictions of recent research around J…

COVID waste is killing animals - how to pick COVID PPE litter safely

Added: 26 Mar 2021

How many times have you stepped over someone else's lost or discarded facemask crushed in the dirt …

Positive 'tipping points' offer hope for climate

Added: 22 Mar 2021

Climate change mitigation is forever a balancing act. Environmental experts are beginning to unveil…

Keeping the Pharmaceutical industry mobile and secure

Added: 22 Mar 2021

There is nothing more heinous than those who take advantage of a national emergency, but it happens…

Towards 'Zero Leprosy' - model shows 40 million people need preventive treatment

Added: 5 Mar 2021

As the world considers strategies towards 'Zero COVID', research specialists also continue to work …

Pandemic prevention: how to fireproof our future - #PandemicsReport

Added: 25 Feb 2021

As we embrace 2021 and the opportunity for a fresh perspective, Matthew Partridge reviews the indep…

UK gov to launch Advanced Research & Invention Agency (ARIA)

Added: 23 Feb 2021

As part of its plans to cement the UK’s position as a global science superpower and build back bett…

UK's Global Talent Visa supports mobility of scientists and researchers

Added: 22 Feb 2021

Are you a researcher or a scientist seeking a fast route into the UK post Brexit? There's still tim…

“Let’s not wait another 100 years to collaborate” appeals President of The Pistoia Alliance

Added: 16 Feb 2021

The breakthroughs in vaccine development that have been achieved in just ten months clearly demonst…

We can be Zero! Time for a strategic change to combat virus variants?

Added: 8 Feb 2021

As we emerge from the devasting second wave of the virus, there is a growing feeling among some vir…

Climate change causes in question - weather system interference may displace carbon emissions as key factor

Added: 13 Jan 2021

The green economy may be in trouble as new research - described by experts as a 'meteoroligical tou…

Virtual Northern MedTech Summit - 28 January 2021

Added: 8 Dec 2020

It's not often you have the opportunity to meet all the important players under one roof - and this…

Compliant UN3373 Dangerous Goods Regulations sample packaging for COVID-19

Added: 3 Dec 2020

All COVID-19 test samples fall under the UN3373 Dangerous Goods Regulations because they may contai…

5 Steps to Medical Device Labelling Compliance

Added: 13 Nov 2020

The transition some medical device manufacturers face with the new EU Medical Device Regulation (EU…

Nine-point expert consensus plan to improve NHS

Added: 11 Nov 2020

A consensus panel of health experts has recommended a nine-point improvement plan that recommends t…

Clarifying VAT on PPE for charities during COVID pandemic

Added: 3 Nov 2020

Led by GAMBICA, the trade association for the instrumentation, control, automation and laboratory i…

Nonscience Returns: You can get away with anything on TV

Added: 2 Nov 2020

Biologist and broadcaster Professor Brian J Ford’s satire on science has just been updated as Nonsc…