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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.…

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 …

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…

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…

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…

The COVID-19 pandemic doesn't end with a viable vaccine but with a vaccinated population

Added: 19 Nov 2020

With a potential finishing line suddenly appearing over the horizon, getting competitors to the end…

Reviewing EU microbiological safety cabinet regulations

Added: 18 Nov 2020

Following up on the lab management article 'Microbiological safety cabinets - On-site and maintenan…

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…

Selecting the right sterile cleanroom clothing solution for compliance with EU GMP Annex I

Added: 23 Oct 2020

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Solving process safety and scale up

Added: 2 Oct 2020

In industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to fine chemicals, there is a need to take small, labora…

Big data for understanding small molecules; a case study

Added: 25 Aug 2020

As big data continues to transform the industry must we remain so reluctant to share data? In her a…

Collaborate to accumulate

Added: 25 Aug 2020

Pharmaceutical research and development has historically been shrouded in mystery; a secretive acti…

The great vaccine paradox

Added: 3 Aug 2020

by Dermot Martin

What happens if the best defence against a virus develops an image problem? As we…

The human brain built by AI: A transatlantic collaboration

Added: 2 Jul 2020

The new German-Canadian lab, HIBALL, aims to create a microscopic 3D map of functional neuroanatomy…

What’s your poison?

Sarah Lawton | Added: 11 May 2020

Why are so many drugs derived from natural sources on the market to treat human disease? Venom-mast…

Going round in circles

Added: 9 Apr 2020

Single use plastics are a staple in the lab – but they are also are part of the plastics pollution …

Coronavirus – is it just “a type of ‘flu”?

Added: 2 Apr 2020

The virology, genomics, epidemiology and medical response – Chief Virology Examiner at the Institut…