Personalised pathology solutions

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

Here to help: an evidence-based approach

Jocelyn Pryce, Head of Registration and Training at the IBMS, says keeping your portfolio pristine may not be the best way forward.



My lab: morecambe bay blood sciences

Biomedical Scientist Danny Gaskin gives a guided tour of his blood sciences lab at Furness General Hospital.

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The big story: polynesian paradise lost

The islands of Polynesia are known to be some of the most beautiful in the world, but the influence of the colonising West has left its indelible mark, writes Stephen Mortlock.

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Treating clostridium difficile infection

Emmanuel Nwankwo and Andrew Ward ask whether empirical antibiotic therapy can still be relied upon.

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MWE recently launched its revolutionary new product Sigma MM Molecular Medium, which renders pathogenic material safe within seconds by killing any bacteria and viruses, while preserving intact DNA and RNA ready for molecular analysis.


Life Sciences Company Promega UK has announced the winners of its first Helix Sustainability award.

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.



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Editorial: technological revolution

How do we get from the low-tech present, to the high-tech future, with an already stretched workforce?

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An unusual pregnancy

Yvonne Webb, a Specialist Biomedical Scientist from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, looks back over a case study.