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Making polymers perform – a research and technical transfer story

Added: 23 Jul 2021

How do you set up and grow a new science-based technology company? Here, we uncover how Dr Don Well…

Making a clean break from plastics

Added: 16 Jul 2021

Plastic is no longer fantastic. Nadine Bellamy-Thomas looks at how laboratories are adopting more s…

PPE recycling during a pandemic

Added: 12 Jul 2021

Following on from our online story about COVID waste killing wildlife and how to pick COVID PPE lit…

A CRISPECTOR calls with fresh insight to gene editing errors

Added: 5 Jul 2021

An Israeli research team claims new software can detect unintended consequences of gene editing. He…

Converting offices to laboratory space - understanding the needs of the LSCG sector

Added: 7 Jun 2021

With COVID-19 shutdowns accelerating the transformation of commercial and real estate needs away fr…

Can immune cell-based therapies become mainstream in oncology?

Added: 20 May 2021

Can gene editing technology help transition cell-based therapies to solid tumours? Here, Jonathan F…

How to orchestrate your drug discovery journey

Added: 14 May 2021

In this practical discussion, Dr Anis H Khimani looks at sustainable approaches to drug screening t…

Machine learning to predict demand

Added: 14 May 2021

The impact of non-scientific demand forecasting can be significant for perishable consumables used …

Redefining ‘druggability’ with multi-modal target ID screening

Added: 7 May 2021

As drug discovery demands ever closer analysis to ensure quality and validation of drug targets, Dr…

Some like it hot - our May/June issue cover story on thermophiles as biotechnological targets

Added: 28 Apr 2021

Thermophiles are fascinating microorganisms that include fungi, algae, cyanobacteria, and protozoa.…

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 …

Microbial lipoxygenases: a next target against antibiotic resistance?

Added: 15 Mar 2021

Russian researchers Georgy Kurakin, Anna Samoukina and Nadezhda Potapova use bioinformatics to unco…

Laboratory Management: Monitoring the cold chain

Added: 5 Mar 2021

With many COVID vaccines relying on ultra-low temperature storage, Matt Feeny explains why and how …

Resistance is rarely futile - reinvigorating the AMR ecosystem

Added: 5 Mar 2021

Might we defeat our oldest enemy in fighting one of the newest? Peter Jackson looks at how lessons …

Unleashing the power of digital image analysis

Added: 1 Mar 2021

The practice of image analysis has been evolving for years, but the UK’s lockdown has hit fast-forw…

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…

Excellent standards drive commercial demand in bioproduction

Added: 22 Feb 2021

Protein biochemist, Dr Bernd Gerhartz, tells the story of how he and his team established a new str…

4 ways technology is improving the healthcare supply chain

Added: 19 Feb 2021

During the past year, the healthcare supply chain has been pushed to the limits. Shortages in suppl…

Biophilic building for human resilience and pandemic prevention

Added: 15 Feb 2021

Derived in 1964 by the social psychologist Erich Fromm, ‘biophilia’ means to love life. Here, archi…

A world’s first in proton beam research

Added: 4 Feb 2021

Apologies for the newsletter misdirect if you were looking for Biophilic building for human resilie…