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It’s cool here in the future!

Added: 29 Mar 2022

Finding an excuse to watch Star Trek and call it research, Russ Swan compares science fiction with …

Creating trans-inclusive workplaces

Added: 10 Mar 2022

Adjustments for inclusion are a moral and practical imperative. Amy Grace explains how to ensure yo…

Changing the status quo on diversity in STEM

Added: 3 Mar 2022

There is still much work to be done, but Jess Lee hopes that in the coming year, dedicated efforts …

Award winner: Partnership and sustainability win emerging technology award

Added: 16 Feb 2022

As we begin to look forward to the inaugural Lab South spin out event, Lab Innovation’s ‘Most impac…

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…

Applying digital technology and AI to compound management

Added: 9 Feb 2022

Sample management has changed enormously over the past 20 years. Steve Knight discusses the technol…

Understanding the true scale of your carbon liability

Added: 25 Jan 2022

Laboratory-based process loads impact operational energy use. Debbie Hobbs discusses the shift towa…

Estimate your probability of success with Bayesian statistics

Added: 18 Jan 2022

Don’t settle for approximations, make smart, risk-based economic decisions. Bruno Boulanger explain…

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…

Net zero rubber duck debugging

Added: 3 Jan 2022

Despite a total lack of green fingers, Dr Matthew Partridge argues that a plant is an essential res…

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 …

The QC lab – Connecting the digital landscape

Added: 20 Dec 2021

There is an almost universal need to combat the growing complexity of disjointed quality control ec…

Laboratories: sustainable design and operation

Added: 17 Dec 2021

Sustainability is everyone’s responsibility. Dr Manisha Kulkarni discusses why laboratory environme…

Rule Zero: Is this meeting really necessary?

Added: 16 Dec 2021

As the #greatresignation sweeps organisations into a new reality across the nation, Russ Swan discu…

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…

Good research has never been more important

Added: 3 Dec 2021

With scientific matters enjoying the media spotlight, Dr Frances Downey argues that the scientific …

IF AI = 1 THEN Partridge = 0

Added: 26 Nov 2021

Contemplating the potential for personal redundancy as a result of too much daydreaming, Dr Matthew…

Pharmaceuticals and the environment: how can the industry put its best foot forward?

Added: 22 Nov 2021

In recent years, it has become more and more important to both consumers and investors that they su…

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…

Adapting to growth in medical cannabis market

Added: 12 Oct 2021

In July 2021, proposals to liberalise the medicinal cannabis sector were put forward by UK governme…