CUSTOMER SERVICE IS AT THE HEART OF THIS BIO BUSINESS

An experienced research scientist herself, Sonia Houghton knew just what was needed from a biological sample storage and logistical management service when she set up Cryoniss. Having already established a first class internal service for...

Tackling rheumatoid arthritis

Professor Ehrenstein’s specialism is rheumatoid arthritis and he said: “Because we are becoming much better at targeting our treatments, we are much better at suppressing symptoms. We do not have a cure for rheumatoid...

When the worlds of sport and medicine colaborate

There was a time when sports science was viewed by many as a track-suited football trainer running onto the pitch clutching a magic sponge. It was all rather rudimentary, all groin strains and hamstrings. However,...

Zotefoams’ ZOTEK® F foam chosen by InsulFab for safe and effective delivery of COVID-19...

High-performance closed cell, crosslinked fluoropolymer foam helps ensure safe and secure transportation of ultra-cold chain vaccine As part of the USA’s Operation Warp Speed (OWS) initiative to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas, USA-based InsulFab...

Striking a note of caution as the use of nanotechnology in medicine gathers pace

Nanotechnology may be advancing at a rapid rate but these are still early days and much still needs to be done as the medical world tries to keep pace with the dramtic pace of...

Concerns expressed on 
drug-resistant infections

Another major concern for those developing new drugs is the risk that illnesses become resistant to them, with significant worries about antibiotics. More than 80 leading international pharmaceutical, generics, diagnostics and biotechnology companies, as well...

With Great promise comes great responsibility

In the world of drug production, the search is relentless for treatments that can reduce the planet’s spiralling pharmaceutical bill by curing illness. However, although billions of pounds is ploughed into developing new drugs, attention...

Safe’n’Sound®, a customizable platform of add-on passive safety devices for prefilled syringes

In the parenteral industry, Needlestick injuries remain a global concern with over 3 million exposures to blood occurring every year according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Sharps injuries result in not only health issues...

Blood oxygen levels could explain why memory loss is an early symptom of Alzheimer’s

The findings demonstrate how the brain’s memory centre operates at a ‘watershed’ making it especially vulnerable to damage Study suggests increasing blood flow in the hippocampus might be really effective at preventing...

Nominations now open for the 2014 biomedical awards

Bionow is urging companies and individuals across the North of England to nominate their outstanding achievements for the prestigious 2014 Biomedical Awards. The Awards, now in its 2nd year will take place on Thursday 24...

DEPArray™ Technology unleashesthe power of NGS

Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) has the potential to revolutionize clinical oncology by providing direct, actionable molecular information about tumor cells. Such information could be used to stratify patients for appropriate clinical trials assignment, select of...

Junk food

Saviour in the fight against obesity? Science journalist David Freedman is a man with a startling idea; that fast food and processed food may actually help in the fight against obesity instead of hindering it. Unsurprisingly,...

Collaboration key as consortium targets Autism breakthroughs

Everywhere you look in the world of drug discovery, the talk is of collaboration, of sharing knowledge for the wider good. Collaboration is certainly key to the work done by an international consortium of scientists,...

Education secretary backs the drive to recruit more young scientists

UK Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is backing attempts to enthuse young people with a love of science. She said: “Developing the best schools and skills is a key part of our long-term economic plan to...

Aiming high and encouraging young people into the world of science

Talk to anyone in the bioscience world and they will tell you that one of their major concerns is the dearth of young people coming out of schools, colleges and universities having studied science...

Healthcare a Human Right?

The NHS holds a special place in the hearts of most Britons to the extent that it was featured in the opening ceremony of the London Olympics and according to Lord Ashcroft’s poll published...