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Lab.or.a.tol.o.gy: Drilling down – or boring?

Added: 30 Oct 2023

If you find a subject dull, time to shoot the messenger, says Matthew Partridge.

Agents of change

Added: 9 Oct 2023

We have previously focused on the importance of diagnostic collaboration in combating TB. This time…

A coordinated advance

Added: 20 Feb 2023

Deep virology knowledge, urgency and partnership form the crucible for rapid antibody development t…

Winning collaboration for LIMS implementation

Added: 11 May 2022

Under pressure to safeguard its incoming student body from COVID-19, The University of Nottingham n…

Improving contract lab efficiency and productivity through automation

Added: 29 Apr 2022

As demand for outsourced microbiological testing to assure the food value chain increases, contract…

New antibiotic assessment mechanism to procure drugs to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

Added: 20 Apr 2022

One of the UK’s leading infectious disease biotech companies has lauded the conclusions of a projec…

Making an impact in remote laboratory research

Added: 16 Feb 2022

During Lab Innovations last November, Anna Cooper and Raymond Wong were delighted to pick up the ‘M…

Accelerating R&D innovation in 2022 and beyond

Added: 3 Jan 2022

Accounting for pandemic drivers and a general acceptance that a return to pre-pandemic business hab…

A Million to One: Bridging the biomarker chasm from discovery to the clinic

Added: 21 Dec 2021

With so much research being published on biomarkers, yet so few companion diagnostic devices being …

Shaking up the lab of the future

Added: 15 Dec 2021

From testing and drug discovery to vaccine rollout, collaboration and open innovation have been vit…

Four challenges to overcome for AI to thrive in medical imaging

Added: 20 Oct 2021

With increased digitisation in medical clinics, comes increased reliance on AI-enabled tools to mor…

At last digital transformation is embraced by the healthcare industry

Added: 18 Oct 2021

The future of healthcare that we envision in 2040 will be a world apart from the current status quo…

The one hundredth column from a heart-filled nerd

Added: 20 Aug 2021

Never doing anything by halves and much to the relief of friends, family, and this editor, Russ Swa…

Driving precision medicine into frontline healthcare

Added: 16 Aug 2021

Improved patient safety demands greater specificity to ensure therapeutic efficiency. Here, Tom Ren…

Tackling underlying respiratory conditions for this pandemic and next

Added: 5 Jul 2021

Innovation ecosystems are crucial to improving outcomes for patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronc…

COVID lessons to be learned across the cross-channel cultural divide

Added: 29 Apr 2021

Has the cross-channel cultural divide impacted Covid outcomes? Bringing a unique perspective on the…

Scientists urge swift action to prepare for next pandemic: calls for an Advanced Information System

Added: 7 Apr 2021

An international team of researchers led by Wladek Minor, a University of Virginia School of Medici…

Ensuring quality through accreditation in our Lighthouse Labs: IBMS response to BBC Panorama

Added: 31 Mar 2021

Following the BBC Panorama’s undercover investigation into a COVID-19 lighthouse laboratory, the In…

Don't Panic! You have not been infected with SARS-CoV-2: Understanding COVID vaccine side-effects

Added: 29 Mar 2021

COVID-19 vaccines are not capable of infecting anyone with SARS-CoV-2. Although a fraction of peopl…

Disease Y - Prevention is cheaper than cure

Added: 26 Feb 2021

At an estimated cost of $15 trillion, the financial impact of the current pandemic has rocked the g…