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How to minimise the risk of cross-contamination in laboratories

Added: 26 May 2022

Cross-contamination is a major concern for any laboratory and can lead to false and inaccurate resu…

Reducing microbiological growth in your lab

Added: 12 May 2022

Microbes are invisible to the naked eye. Every laboratory user carries a microbiome load of c.100 t…

Lab furniture design for health and hygiene

Added: 10 May 2022

Unlike cleanrooms, many laboratories aren’t ISO 14644 registered when it comes to air particle coun…

How to create an inclusive workplace

Added: 22 Mar 2022

According to research, working women and minorities in the workplace have been disproportionately a…

Diversabilities in the lab

Added: 17 Mar 2022

Just because someone can’t do everything, doesn’t mean they can’t be a great scientist. The inclusi…

Supporting Carers in the workplace

Added: 15 Mar 2022

Five million people juggle care responsibilities with work in the UK alone. Ruth Watson explains th…

Transitioning your values for gender neutrality

Added: 8 Mar 2022

The world is in transition, and we must evolve along with it. Understanding and adopting the langua…

Food forensics: how AI can smell authentic olive oil

Added: 27 Jan 2022

Extra virgin olive (EVO) oils are highly complex. Here, Prof Chiara Cordero discusses the applicati…

How to train your AI microscope

Added: 20 Jan 2022

Artificial Intelligence will define the future of microscopy. With increased demand for more powerf…

Electron diffraction: A technique suggesting radically new things

Added: 11 Jan 2022

Crystallography mainly relies on diffraction techniques and the most recent of them, electron diffr…

Gesture control for lab robots

Added: 14 Dec 2021

Lab environments differ from factory floors. Robotics expert, Stephen Guy, explores how close human…

How to create a successful life sciences development

Added: 13 Dec 2021

With fresh funding and growth in investment across the market, Jennifer Townsend looks at three key…

Unlocking the Chinese R&D Puzzle Box

Added: 12 Nov 2021

China is the world’s second largest drug market after the US and is predicted to take a 30% share o…

Lab Awards 2021 Winners

Added: 3 Nov 2021

Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural Lab Awards 2021!

The awards were brought to you by…

Understanding powder flow in materials testing

Added: 14 Oct 2021

Tapped density methods are a popular choice for assessing powder flow in materials laboratory testi…

Monitoring dust collection in Pharma manufacturing is easier with IoT

Added: 13 Oct 2021

Pharmaceutical companies must continually monitor and manage dust levels in facilities. Here, Emily…

Better choices for health and wellbeing – for you and the planet

Added: 1 Oct 2021

With a significant trend towards more widespread acceptance of flexitarian plant-based diets, Adria…

Algae – a novel solution to the climate crisis?

Added: 29 Sep 2021

By 2050, the world will need to produce 70% more food than in 2005, and will need 50% more fresh wa…

The sweet sense of sustainability – repurposing sugar

Added: 10 Sep 2021

As we all look to our waistlines, understanding more about healthy eating and seeking to make healt…

Eliminating food waste – now is the time for your FLW initiative

Added: 31 Aug 2021

The staggering statistics around food loss and waste (FLW), from field to consumer, highlight the n…