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How to minimise the risk of cross-contamination in laboratories

Added: 26 May 2022

Cross-contamination is a major concern for any laboratory and can lead to false and inaccurate resu…

Reducing microbiological growth in your lab

Added: 12 May 2022

Microbes are invisible to the naked eye. Every laboratory user carries a microbiome load of c.100 t…

Lab furniture design for health and hygiene

Added: 10 May 2022

Unlike cleanrooms, many laboratories aren’t ISO 14644 registered when it comes to air particle coun…

Are virtual audits sustainable post-pandemic?

Added: 5 May 2022

With a mindful eye on the low environmental impact offered by virtual audits, Kate Coleman investig…

How to create an inclusive workplace

Added: 22 Mar 2022

According to research, working women and minorities in the workplace have been disproportionately a…

Diversabilities in the lab

Added: 17 Mar 2022

Just because someone can’t do everything, doesn’t mean they can’t be a great scientist. The inclusi…

Supporting Carers in the workplace

Added: 15 Mar 2022

Five million people juggle care responsibilities with work in the UK alone. Ruth Watson explains th…

Transitioning your values for gender neutrality

Added: 8 Mar 2022

The world is in transition, and we must evolve along with it. Understanding and adopting the langua…

Personalised medicine demands diversity in clinical trials

Added: 23 Feb 2022

Equity requires us to recognise and celebrate our differences, especially when it comes to health. …

Laboratory worker allergies go under the microscope 

Added: 8 Feb 2022

To date, there are relatively few studies on the relationship between exposure to laboratory allerg…

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…

How to create a successful life sciences development

Added: 13 Dec 2021

With fresh funding and growth in investment across the market, Jennifer Townsend looks at three key…

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…

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…

Better choices for health and wellbeing – for you and the planet

Added: 1 Oct 2021

With a significant trend towards more widespread acceptance of flexitarian plant-based diets, Adria…

Eliminating food waste – now is the time for your FLW initiative

Added: 31 Aug 2021

The staggering statistics around food loss and waste (FLW), from field to consumer, highlight the n…

Machine learning to predict demand

Added: 14 May 2021

The impact of non-scientific demand forecasting can be significant for perishable consumables used …

COVID waste is killing animals - how to pick COVID PPE litter safely

Added: 26 Mar 2021

How many times have you stepped over someone else's lost or discarded facemask crushed in the dirt …

Pandemic prevention: how to fireproof our future - #PandemicsReport

Added: 25 Feb 2021

As we embrace 2021 and the opportunity for a fresh perspective, Matthew Partridge reviews the indep…