Dave Spikey

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.

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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 Cellsens

Olympus driving research forward

Enabling researchers to create clean and detailed images in less time, it delivers faster deconvolution and improved feature sets across all levels.

East Automated Zone Measurement Software

Measurement software upgrade

It rapidly generates and analyses AST data, making it ideal for regulated clinical and antibiotic development laboratories.


Blood sample analysis

Nightingale’s biomarker profiling technology will be used to analyse UK Biobank blood samples by measuring metabolic biomarkers that recent studies have found are predictive of future ris

Western HSC Trust


Thousands of IBMS members took part in Biomedical Science Day, holding events, taking “lab-selfies” and getting on social media to raise the profile of the profession.

Big Bang Fair

STEM volunteering: big bang award for Lisa

The fair is the largest science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) event for young people in the UK.


New CPD resource

The eCPD provision is being offered by The Royal College of Pathologists.

Abiraterone Prostate Cancer Drug Molecule

Prostate cancer drug given initial “no” for nhs

The draft recommendation from the NICE means abiraterone (Zytiga) won’t be made routinely available for men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body

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New feature for The Biomedical Scientist

Are you up to speed on the newest techniques that are being used in the field of genomic medicine?