Congress: this is it!

With Congress 2017 now upon us, IBMS Deputy Chief Executive Sarah May gives a taster of some of the presentations.

40 years of biomedical science degrees

How and why was the first biomedical science degree created? The man behind it, Dr Ray Jones, explains all on this landmark anniversary.

Serious Hazards of Transfusion

The Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) scheme collects and analyses anonymised information reported 
in the UK about serious adverse reactions and events (SAE) related to blood transfusion, then makes recommendations to improve patient and transfusion safety.

Analysing dementia risk

A new study maps out the exact percentage risk of developing dementia posed by nine factors. John Windell looks at the methodology behind the mathematics.


My lab: on a rapid path of improvement

Debra Padgett, Pathology Quality Manager at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, gives a guided tour of her labs.

A day in the life of... Nicky Milner

I am a Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences and Course Leader for the extended degree programmes in medical science, pharmaceutical science and applied nutritional science at Anglia Ruskin University. I’m also an External Examiner for the IBMS and maintain HCPC registration as a biomedical scientist.

The big question

How do you approach CPD to ensure HCPC compliance?

Developing in vitro diagnostic tests

The role of laboratory professionals in developing and implementing tests was central to a recent clinical research symposium.

A genomic dream: can we be world leaders?

Anna Scott looks at where we are, where we need to be, and how we can get there.

HIV testing as standard for high-risk areas?

Werner Leber argues the case for having HIV testing rolled out as standard in high-risk areas. 

Under the microscope: Germline gene editing

This month: Germline gene editing