Cutting to the chase – how a folded piece of paper is saving lives

Around the world, many hundreds of millions of people are infected by parasitic diseases such as malaria and schistosomiasis. Many more millions of people are affected by the impact of these diseases with profound...

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...

Climate Change and the challenges facing mankind

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing mankind. Always has been, always will be, and that means that big changes lie ahead. Many of those changes will impact on the work of scientists...

Vericel: Improving 
multicellular therapy through advanced manufacturing

Founded in 1989, Vericel (formerly Aastrom Biosciences) is dedicated to the development of patient-specific expanded cellular therapies for use in the treatment of patients with severe diseases and conditions. The company currently markets two cell...

Having access to finance is an essential ingredient to grow and prosper

Graeme Fisher: Managing Director for Communications and Policy at British Business Bank Smaller businesses are a fundamental part of the UK economy, driving growth and employment creation. Those businesses categorised as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)...

Bridging the gap between academic learning and on the job skills

The University of Salford’s Environment and Life Science degree apprenticeship programmes are a key area of development. The Biomedical Science degree apprenticeship programme has expanded rapidly over the past couple of years and the...

In the blink of an eye

Blinking an eye may seem a simple action, but in this issue, we learn how imperative it is for eye health. Professor James Wolffsohn, Chair of Optometry and associate pro-vice-chancellor of Aston University, casts...

Why we need to tackle resistant diseases

Crisis can be an over-used word but in the case of antimicrobial resistance it is entirely apt. According to health organisations the world over, the need to come up with new solutions to illnesses that...

Research offers hope to diabetes sufferers

The insulin-producing cells in the pancreas play a crucial role in the management of our blood sugar levels. If they don’t work properly, the body can no longer cope with glucose. New imaging techniques developed...

Helping everyone breathe easier – finding new approaches to treating respiratory disease

Everyone should be able to breathe clean air with healthy lungs, yet sadly far too many people continue to gasp for breath because of lung disease. In the UK, one in five people develop...

David Cameron – why I care

Here, David Cameron explains why he is so committed to supporting research into dementia. It was the end of the week that I resigned as Prime Minister. I was in my constituency, visiting a care...

Bringing patients and providers together one tweet at a time

As an open forum for human interaction, social media have become the great equalizer of health information – providing a means for patients and health care providers to connect outside of the hospital or...

Engaging the patient as partner

Ceciel T. Rooker, President, IFFGD There is growing recognition in the research community of the role of the patient as partner – not only in the outcomes of medical research, but in its practice, as...

The search for new antimicrobials

Few issues are more pressing than the global problem of antibiotic resistance, so we speak to Professor Mathew Upton, about his work searching for new antibiotics. “For so long now, antibiotics have been seen as...

Major steps being taken in battle against arthritis

Researchers from many disciplines are working together to ease the pain of rheumatoid arthritis patients and potentially save the NHS millions of pounds on ineffective drugs. Doctors can waste a long time prescribing different therapies...

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...