Quality Accreditation Program

Horiba Medical has introduced a Quality Accreditation Program (QAP) to assist its customers in reaching and maintaining the required standards for UKAS accreditation.

A desperate need for good leaders

Shahid Nazir Muhammad, a Specialist Biomedical Scientist, looks at chronic kidney disease and the need for compassionate, nurturing leaders in the field.

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Mass fatality part 2: When buildings collapse

Following February’s feature on planning for major incidents from a mortuary perspective, we look at the issue in relation to pathology.

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Hot topics: Burnt toast

After numerous newspapers claimed burnt toast could cause cancer, Dr David Robert Grimes peers behind the headlines of health research coverage.

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When are we human?

John Windell looks at the religious, moral and scientific principles that have governed research into embryos and asks if a rule that has stood for 30 years is set to change.

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Dual smartphone microscopes

“Milestone for tele-medicine tech”

Scientists have created a DNA-analysing smartphone attachment, which costs a fraction of lab-based kit.

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NEW GRANTS FOR 2018

The European Research Council is set to re-instate the Synergy Grant funding scheme next year. The news follows an assessment of projects funded through pilot calls in 2012 and 2013.

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CE MARK FOR ORTHO CONNECT

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics has announced that its Ortho Connect V2.0 middleware solution is CE marked and conforms with all EU regulation.

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My lab: Veterinary Disease Surveillance

Dawn Alderson gives a guided tour of her veterinary disease surveillance lab, which is “similar to a hospital pathology laboratory”, but with more species to consider.

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Here to help: Providing advice and guidance

In the third of our Here to Help series of articles, Jocelyn Pryce, IBMS Head of Registration, discusses the evolving role of CPD Officers.

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Journal-based learning exercises

Journal-based learning (JBL) exercises are a regular feature of CPD coverage in The Biomedical Scientist.

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