Recruiting the right people for medical research

Clinical research is making massive strides in the way we treat illnesses, extending length and quality of life for the patient. Making the breakthroughs possible are medical researchers who rely heavily on the willingness...

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...

Ebola – the debate between clinical need and economic reality

 The deadly outbreak of the ebola virus in West Africa in February 2014 initially went largely unnoticed by the global media even though it is one of the world’s most frightening illnesses. Cases were detected...

Life or Death – The importance of Cold Chain Supply

All over the world, drug companies are producing medicines and treatments that are saving lives but when the pharmaceuticals leave the manufacturing plant that is only half the story. Crucial to the success of the...

Regulatory compliance is the top supply chain concern for healthcare companies globally

Complying with ever-changing regulations continues to be the top concern for healthcare executives, according to the 2014 UPS Pain in the (Supply) Chain survey. Six out of ten executives mentioned regulatory compliance as their...

A simple idea that could change medical research

It is often said that the best inventions are the simplest. That is certainly the case with CryoXtract Instruments, whose CXT350 and CXT750 frozen aliquotting systems have the potential to revolutionise the world of...

Testo Saveris 2: Temperature and humidity monitoring re-invented.

Thanks to Testo, temperature and humidity monitoring has been simplified. Monitoring temperature and humidity is important where incorrect climatic conditions can have drastic consequences; too low a temperature in pharmacy refrigerators can negatively influence the...

Smarter Insulated Packaging

From chilled food products to temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals, wool is at the heart of a revolution in the insulated packaging being used for temperature controlled logistics. Significantly, it’s not just the pressures to find...

Crime Scene – International efforts target improvements in food safety

Food safety has never been higher on the international agenda as understanding the impact of what we eat on our health becomes ever more important. As debates rage about the potential damage caused by the...

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,...

Will Man ever run the 100m in less than nine seconds? *

It is never easy to run 100m in less than ten seconds, as the recent Commonwealth Games demonstrated. However, as the world record stands at 9.58 seconds, the attention in recent years has turned...

How do bioscience companies ensure a strong talent pipeline for the future?

The UK science industry is facing a national shortage of highly skilled workers, an issue linked previously to STEM subjects being a less favourable option at A Level. But the tides are changing; this year...

No time to breathe easy as the battle against asthma intensifies

Asthma is one of those conditions that can strike the very young and stay with them as they head into old age, often developing over many years into the more serious illness Chronic Obstructive...

The animal impasse

 Must anti aging drugs rely on animal testing? The use of animals in scientific research, including in the development of cosmetics and medicine, has long been a matter of contention. Researchers argue that the developments of...

MenB – RIP

The UK Department of Health has announced that it will work to introduce the meningococcal B (MenB) vaccine into the childhood vaccination programme – But to what impact? Officials made the announcement following independent advice...

Mighty Mitochondria

Damaged protein could be one of the keys to premature ageing Scientists have found that the condition of key proteins in the mitochondria -the batteries of cells- could be used to predict, and eventually treat,...