Cryobank has arrived

Mast Group is pleased to announce the arrival of the new cryobank.

Antibiotic resistance and microwaves

Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology Tina Joshi looks at the detection of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in the timeframe of a doctor’s appointment.

News

  • Book for north west AGM

    The IBMS North West region AGM is due to take place on the evening of 16 July.

  • Get involved in Biomedical Science Day

    On 19 July the IBMS is encouraging biomedical science staff to promote the vital role they play in healthcare and to showcase their work to patients and the public.

  • Member awarded MBE

    George Fromow was invested by HRH Prince Charles as a Member of the British Empire (MBE) for Services to Haematology, at Buckingham Palace on 16 November 2017.

Science

A life-threatening condition

Clinical Scientist Matthew Hopkins gives a primer on fetal/neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia and the screening and treatment options available.

Tropical Medicine

Tropical medicine through the ages

Stephen Mortlock goes global and analyses the rich history of tropical medicine.

Using PCR to Diagnose Aspergillus: A Change in Clinical Practice

Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is a life-threatening Invasive Fungal Disease (IFD) affecting immunocompromised patients. Aspergillus spores are common throughout the environment and with the capacity to invade via the lung, cause a spectrum of disease. IA is difficult to diagnose, as symptoms are non-specific and the sensitivity of traditional techniques – such as respiratory culture – is poor and slow. Delayed diagnosis leads to an increased morbidity and mortality rate, highlighting the urgent requirement for a rapid, sensitive diagnostic method.

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Technology

 

New tests for analyser

Radiometer is pleased to announce the commercial launch of its CE-marked point-of-care tests for creatinine and urea.

New flow cytometer

News flow cytometer

Merck, a leading science and technology company, has now launched its new CellStream flow cytometry system.

New breathalyser for disease

New breathalyser for disease

Owlstone Medical has announced the launch of its Breath Biopsy Kits.

Resources

 

Journal-based learning: iStock

June: Journal-based learning

Each article’s contents should be read, researched and understood, and you should then come to a decision on each question. The pass mark is 17 out of 20 questions answered correctly. JBL exercises may be completed at any time until the published deadline date. Please select your choice of correct answers and complete the exercises online at: www.ibms.org/cpd/jbl.

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How to… make the most of placements

Bamidele Farinre, Specialist Biomedical Scientist, advises on how students and employers can get the most out of work placements.

Help Scientist Looking Through Microphone

Here to Help: Specialist Portfolio update

Following a review to update the various Specialist Portfolios, Version 4 will be available from July, writes Alan Wainwright, IBMS Executive Head of Education.

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