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IoT across the pharmaceutical supply chain

Added: 16 Sep 2021

Following a challenging period of pharmaceutical supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic, E…

Microbial therapeutics: the new substitute for antibiotics

Added: 10 Sep 2021

Currently expanding at a staggering rate, the global microbial therapeutic products market is expec…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

Embracing change to keep pace with routine test demand

Added: 23 Oct 2020

Penny Pinnock looks at why NHS trusts must work together to meet the challenges facing their labora…

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…

Improving the luck of the horseshoe crab

Added: 21 Sep 2020

Following some recent media controversy, Allen Burgenson, and Glenn Gauvry update our original July…

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…