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...

Nanomedicine – bridging the skills gap

Nanomedicine is at the forefront of modern healthcare. Nanoparticles offer a new platform for drug delivery that can extend the “patent life” of drugs, but also greatly increase the targeting and effectiveness of therapy. In...

Fantastic Voyage

In 1966, movie-goers were treated to the release of a film called Fantastic Voyage, a Cold War science fiction thriller about a scientist who is nearly killed in an assassination attempt. As he hovers between...

Accreditation: Delivering Confidence in Health Services

The quality of health and social care services is under constant and close scrutiny.  Professor Sir Mike Richards, Chief Inspector of Hospitals at the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has recently acknowledged that accreditation and...

Remarkable breakthroughs that herald the age of bionics

He was one of the television hits of the 1970s, the Six Million Dollar Man with his super-enhanced vision and reconstructed bionic limbs that that allowed him to run at incredible speeds and jump...

Controlling Temperature with BioPharma Dynamics

BioPharma Dynamics discuss the importance of controlling parameters in your process. Temperature monitoring and control devices are an integral part of any laboratory within the pharmaceutical sector. Having a quality temperature control system in place...

Three-parent baby technology clears final hurdle

When science is at its best, it pushes the boundaries of what is possible and makes us think about the big questions. Even if the issues it raises are deeply uncomfortable. That has certainly been...

Imaging technology teaches researchers about DNA changes

Across the Pond, imaging technology is also shedding light on the way that environmental factors affect DNA and trigger illnesses such as cancer and lung disease. The link has long been known but what was...

In the picture

For many years, research into dementia has thrown up as many questions as it has answers. Now, a new project is seeking to change that and at its heart lies the rapidly-advancing science of...

The Enemy Within – getting the paperwork right

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre conference on The Enemy Within in Edinburgh on 12th February will cover many ways of protecting your business however there are some basic but often overlooked ways to help...

Company announces MSA drug research projects

Drug company Evotec has entered into three novel research projects aimed at coming up with new discoveries for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. Supported by research funds from the German Federal Ministry of Education and...

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...