Aggression is the norm

Society is squinting through a lens of scepticism and looking for ulterior motives, writes the IBMS’ Sarah May. 

Point-of-care solutions for quick detection of influenza

Winter flu outbreaks inevitably see patient numbers increasing in hospital emergency departments every year, leaving many trusts searching for efficient solutions to quickly and accurately diagnose and direct patients with influenza-like symptoms. 

Helping hands: automating liquid handling for improved reproducibility

For today’s fast-paced laboratories, there is a need to operate at a fever pitch, adopting a combination of both low- and highthroughput assays to keep up with the demand – whether an enthusiastic PI, a grant deadline, or the race to publish first.

Novodiag® CarbaR+

Novodiag® CarbaR+, the most extensive test panel for the rapid screening of the most clinically relevant carbapenemases and colistin resistance

A new generation

IBMS Deputy Chief Executive Sarah May looks to the future with optimism.

Self-destructing cancer cells

Constantinos Koumenis says his new target for cancer may be an important step in progress, but stresses that there is no magic bullet to stop the disease.

August journal-based learning exercises

Please select your choice of correct answers and complete the exercises online at:

Here to Help: Free IBMS Congress talks pt.2

Jocelyn Pryce, IBMS Deputy Head of Education, highlights complimentary talks and workshops in Hall 4 over the four days of Congress 2019.

My Lab: Red cell immunohaematology

Specialist Biomedical Scientist Helen Owens gives a guided tour of her reference laboratory at NHS Blood and Transplant, Newcastle.

Efficient regulation

A more consistent and transparent regulatory system can only be for the good, writes Sarah May.  

August news in numbers

A breakdown of science news this month, in numbers.