From haematology to stand-up comedy

Dave Spikey may be a famous comic and actor now, but in the late sixties he was starting a biomedical science career.

The Big Question: 'Does biomedical science still represent a career for life?'

Three people voice their opinions on a career in biomedical science. 

Cyan under the microscope

This month: Cyan

Olympus driving research forward

With expanded imaging capabilities, Olympus has launched version 2.1 of its imaging platform cellSens.

Measurement software upgrade

Synbiosis’ eAST software for automatic zone measurement of antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) plates has been upgraded to improve antibiotic SIR (Susceptible, Intermediate, Resistant) category determination.

Blood sample analysis

Nightingale Health will analyse the biomarker profiles of 500,000 blood samples from UK Biobank. 


July was a month of celebrations and professional promotion, with the second ever Biomedical Science Day and the 70th birthday of the NHS.

STEM volunteering: big bang award for Lisa

IBMS member Lisa Coulthwaite won a leadership award at the national Big Bang Fair.

New CPD resource

IBMS members are encouraged to try the new eHealthPD app.

Prostate cancer drug given initial “no” for nhs

A prostate cancer drug has been provisionally rejected as a first-line treatment on the NHS in England.

New feature for The Biomedical Scientist

Do you know about the latest principles and methods used in your laboratory?