Fast molecular diagnostics for tight turnaround times

Turnaround times for diagnostic tests can be an obstacle to effectively controlling healthcare associated infections (HAI), such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE), with delayed results leading to ward closures and cancelled operations.

August: 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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The duffy blood group system

Head of RCI Laboratory Martin Maley gives an introduction to the Duffy blood group system.

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The test tube: a symbolic story

While the test tube is hardly the most imposing item of glassware on a scientist’s workbench, its symbolic power is second to none.

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My lab: laboratory on the rock

IBMS Gibraltar Branch Secretary Norbert Sene gives a guided tour of the Pathology Department at Saint Bernard’s Hospital in Gibraltar. 

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Laboratory industry trade show

The Lab Innovations trade show returns to the NEC, Birmingham, on 31 October and 1 November 2018.

Diagnostics range launch

Horiba Medical UK has announced a significant development of its in vitro diagnostics product offering with the launch of its new Yumizen G range of instruments and reagents.

Cryobank has arrived

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

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Clinical chemistry classics: tumour markers

This series continues with a brief review of pioneering work in the development, analysis and clinical application of important tumour markers, with two examples from the CA serum series – CA125 and CA15-3.

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British Journal of Biomedical Science Issue 3 2018: a synopsis

Issue 3 of our journal is now completed. By the time you read this, the hard copy i may already have landed on your doormats, and those of you who have been to the website will already have accessed and read some of the papers. Editor Andrew Blann outlines the content in the latest issue.

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HOW TO... INTERACT WITH POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS

Knowing what to prepare before meeting potential employers can give you a headstart in the competitive biomedical scientist job market. The team from recruitment specialists Matchtech give their guidance.

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