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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…

Glycoproteomics: a new era in biomarkers

Added: 6 Aug 2021

Klaus Lindpaintner takes us on a journey of discovery, automation and scale-up that has applied AI …

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…

Can immune cell-based therapies become mainstream in oncology?

Added: 20 May 2021

Can gene editing technology help transition cell-based therapies to solid tumours? Here, Jonathan F…

Microbial lipoxygenases: a next target against antibiotic resistance?

Added: 15 Mar 2021

Russian researchers Georgy Kurakin, Anna Samoukina and Nadezhda Potapova use bioinformatics to unco…

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…

How Are Mobile Apps Improving Diagnosis?

Added: 28 Jan 2021

People frequently use mobile apps in their personal and work lives, letting those applications give…

Love life, love remote working: applying biophilic principles to your home office

Added: 27 Jan 2021

Derived in 1964 by the social psychologist Erich Fromm, ‘biophilia’ means to love life. Here, archi…

Unlocking the full potential of core cell and gene therapy equipment

Added: 10 Dec 2020

Maximising the value and capabilities of laboratory equipment is key to success when it comes to ce…

Science in space: laboratory microbiologist turned astronaut

Added: 26 Nov 2020

For nearly 20 years, astronauts have continuously lived and worked on the International Space Stati…

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…

Capturing clinical movement

Added: 7 Aug 2020

From gait analysis to neuroscience, Dr Kim Duffy illustrates how motion capture technology is being…

More gain, less pain with liquid biopsies

Added: 26 Jun 2020

Following on from a previous article; Liquid Gold, published on 21 January 2019, Dermot Martin revi…

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…

Time to be selective

Added: 15 Dec 2019

As the AMR crisis looms large, we would do well to look beyond classic drug targets says Dr Thomas …