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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…

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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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…

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…

GSK partners CRISPR discoverer to develop rapid COVID-19 test

Added: 5 Jun 2020

Gene editor turns gene detective: Dermot Martin investigates a successful COVID-19 test development…

Re-purposing familiar drugs to defend against COVID 19

Sarah Lawton | Added: 15 May 2020

By Dermot Martin

Drugs with a successful track record against rare diseases occasionally show posi…

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 (anti)viral

Added: 28 Apr 2020

Dermot Martin catches us up with the rapid reaction of the biopharma community to meet the Covid-19…

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 …

Moving from push to pull

Added: 9 Dec 2019

Nothing less than an entirely new model of drug development is needed if we are to create new antib…

Time to reconcile science and philosophy

Added: 4 Nov 2019

Despite close historical ties, philosophy and science have had a bumpy relationship in the modern e…

Innovation and sustainability for your lab

Added: 14 Oct 2019

Source new technologies, future-proof your laboratory and find out ways to make procurement sustain…

It’s in the blood

Added: 7 Oct 2019

Despite – or perhaps because of – its importance, some of the world’s most deadly diseases have the…

Law and disorder

Added: 23 Sep 2019

We have been working on Alzheimer’s for a long time… so where are all the therapeutic drugs? Here D…

Defending our last line

Added: 10 Sep 2019

Swift action is vital in the battle against AMR. But as our last lines of defense begin to fall to …

A mysterious relationship

Added: 28 Aug 2019

It is hardly a secret that obesity continues to emerge as a pandemic, but less well known is the bi…

Knowing a lot about very little

Added: 19 Aug 2019

The potential of nanomedicine to tackle many diseases is immense, but we really don’t know much abo…