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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…

Picodroplet microfluidics - specialist chemicals for single cell analysis

Added: 10 Jan 2022

Picodroplet microfluidics is used to isolate single cells for high-throughput single cell analysis.…

Going viral: How Covid changed science forever

Added: 14 Dec 2021

In the 2021 Royal Institutions Christmas Lectures, Jonathan Van-Tam will be joined by expert Britis…

Gesture control for lab robots

Added: 14 Dec 2021

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

AI and healthcare: future opportunities and challenges

Added: 9 Dec 2021

Reflecting on six decades of progress, Steven Wolfe looks at the application of artificial intellig…

The future’s bright, the future’s artificial

Added: 25 Nov 2021

As clinical and adjacent staff face overwhelming demands, Cari-Anne Quinn looks at the benefits of …

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…

Manufacture your own DNA... the easy way

Added: 26 Oct 2021

In this over-burdened global market, many laboratories may be struggling to access a reliable suppl…

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…

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…

Shipping biologicals - the journey of human tissue samples

Added: 29 Jul 2021

Medical research relies on routine and specialist biological samples which must be handled with gre…

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…

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…

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…