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.

How to stop cholera

Stopping cholera spreading between members of the same household could be key to reducing cases.

Northern Ireland labs commended

Ulster University held its second annual Impact Excellence Awards ceremony, recognising organisations for their commitment to pioneering research and graduate employability.

Contribute to the Topol review

IBMS members are being encouraged to take part in the Topol review.

President's prize winners

Continuing the coverage of winners from around the country