October 2022

My lab: A bespoke state-of-the-art lab

Alix Costello gives a guided tour of the laboratory facilities at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Here to help: funding to help IBMS qualifications

Chris Ward, IBMS Head of Examinations, explains how employers can access grants to support staff who undertake IBMS qualifications.

Sourcing information

The third instalment of an occasional column by Biomedical Science Programme Leader Dr Lynne Lawrance, for training officers and others supporting students undertaking degrees.

Race and equality: positive change

Aneela Arshad, Biomedical Scientist and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Network Co-Chair, discusses the founding of the network.

UKAS andrology accreditation

Dave Sanders, John Ringrow and Al Bryant from UKAS give an update on the examination and processing of human semen.

Clinical laboratory sustainability: an evolving picture

Sheri Scott, a Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science at Nottingham Trent University, looks at the latest developments.

Laboratory errors in transfusion

Anne Lockhart and Nicola Swarbrick explain the results in the latest annual Serious Hazards of Transfusion report.

“Hybrid immunity is robust and long-lasting”

One in three infected but unvaccinated people no longer have detectable COVID antibodies one year after the infection, according to a prospective seroprevalence study.

Geckos and blood monitoring

Geckos can stick to just about anything, and their feet are inspiring researchers to change how medical professionals can monitor blood pressure.

Under the microscope: Digital masks

This month: Digital masks