My Lab: dynamic histopathology service

Trainee Specialist Biomedical Scientist Megan Clarkson gives a guided tour of her laboratory at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

Approaches to lipid therapy

Consultant Chemical Pathologist Professor Tim Reynolds outlines drug developments over recent decades in lipid therapy.

Reflections of a Quality Manager pt.2

Mairiead MacLennan takes a look at the validation, verification, variation and the uncertainty that surrounds these terms. 

50 years of monitoring quality

To mark the half a century of UK NEQAS, three members of its consortium outline its growth from a short-term, UK-focused project in 1969 to the internationally-recognised organisation it is today.

The rise of the robots

Artificial intelligence is here. But what impact will it have on laboratories? Will it empower pathologists, or lead to a decline in the profession? We look at the issues.

War on cancer pt.2: landmarks in the development of chemotherapy

The second article of two, which briefly reviews the historical developments and use of chemotherapy since 1948 to treat different cancers. 

Detecting the silent killer

Rushana Hussain, Clinical Scientist at Royal Bolton Hospital, writes about rapid sepsis detection with MALDI mass spectrometry.

Apprenticeships opening doors

The blending of vocational learning and academic education is commonplace within biomedical scientist education, and so the recent emergence of the degree apprenticeship agenda offers exciting opportunities, write Ian Davies and Katie Berger.

The sun does not set

After last year’s article on a CPD trip to Antarctica, Pathology Services Manager Sue Alexander sets sail again, this time for the Arctic.

From lecture to lab

Transfusion Practitioner Lisa McKain and Haematology Operations Manager Lorna Philpotts look at the application of academic learning in professional practice.

Reflections of a Quality Manager pt.1

Mairiead MacLennan looks back over the changes in diagnostic laboratory accreditation that have come into force over recent years.