IBMS contributes to Parliamentary pandemic report

Following the IBMS evidence submission and President Allan Wilson’s presentation to an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) coronavirus inquiry, a parliamentary report has been published.

Histopathology qualification funding

The IBMS has announced new funding support for Institute members undertaking IBMS/RCPath histopathology qualifications.

Health Secretary's letter of thanks

At the end of last year Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, wrote a letter of gratitude to Testing Programme colleagues across the UK. It is as follows:

Tech news: January 2021

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ICP-MS instrument

Detecting bacteria with fluorescent nanosensors

German scientists are behind the technique, which uses fluorescent nanosensors to track down pathogens.

Under the microscope (January 2021)

This month: the camera pill


3D images of tumours in subcellular resolution

Details of their new method called “fast light microscopic analysis of antibody stained whole organs”, or FLASH, highlight how the technique can be used to examine intact tissue and even

Lab-on-a-chip for PCR

The chip, developed at Imperial College London and known as TriSilix, performs a miniature version of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on the spot.

National Genomic Research Library grows to over 110,000

This follows the curation and addition of all consented genomes from the 100,000 Genomes Project.

NHS to pilot potentially revolutionary blood test

The Galleri blood test can detect early stage cancers through a simple blood test, and will be piloted with 165,000 patients in a world-first deal struck by NHS England.

Cell membranes in super resolution

The proteins of the sample under investigation are cross-linked into a swellable polymer.