Under the microscope: bioelectronic medicine

This month: Bioelectronic medicine

How to… ensure effective blood stock management

Clare Denison and Fatts Chowdhury outline the Blood Stocks Management Scheme and explain how it can reduce wastage and save money.


  • President’s prize winners

    These prizes are awarded to students graduating from IBMS-accredited BSc Hons programmes who have achieved academic distinction.

  • National Pathology Week

    Biomedical scientists and laboratory staff across the UK took part in National Pathology Week.

  • Biomedical scientist of the year

    The IBMS is sponsoring the Biomedical Scientist of the Year category at this year’s Advancing Healthcare Awards (AHAwards).


Clinical chemistry classics: tumour markers

This series on tumour markers concludes with a review of pioneering work in the development, analysis and clinical application of an important serum tumour marker – prostate specific antigen.

Cutting-edge research pt.3

The IBMS has awarded five research grants this year. Here the final two successful candidates outline the work that they are undertaking.

Laboratory diagnostic test enters clinical practice

A blood test that improves the management pre-eclampsia has been introduced into routine practice, write Laboratory Manager Tim James and Consultant Obstetrician Manu Vatish.

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Protocol 3 automated colony counter

Synbiosis, a long-established, expert manufacturer of automated microbiological systems, is pleased to announce its ProtoCOL 3 automated colony counter is being used at a major teaching hospital in London.

Evaluating antibody disks

EUCAST has evaluated the quality of 16 antimicrobial susceptibility test (AST) discs from nine manufacturers against EUCAST targets and ranges for relevant quality control strains.

Personalised pathology solutions

CliniSys’ Pathology Relationship Management (PRM) solution has been specifically designed to support healthcare professionals and the business of pathology.



Antimicrobial resistance update

After attending a two-day interactive Heralding Education on Antibiotic Resistance (HEAR) course, Mahrukh Kerawala and Rizalea Echaluse outline the key points.

Here to help: could you be a specialist advisory panel member?

Chris Ward, IBMS Head of Examinations, looks at the Institute’s advisory panels and how members can play a crucial role.

My lab: cellular pathology

Consultant Cellular Pathologist Paul Cross gives a guided tour of his lab at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.