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5 Minutes with… Laurence Dawkins-Hall

5 Minutes with… Laurence Dawkins-Hall Professional Registration Support Mentor with the Science Council & Teaching Technician at the Cancer Centre, University of Leicester What excites you in the industry? In the increasingly technological age we live in, I think there has never been a greater need for skilled technicians. There are huge developments in Biomedical

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Reviving the UK’s STEM industry

Reviving the UK’s STEM industry

Is the new two-year post-study work visa enough?  In September 2019, the UK Government announced a more generous post-study work visa for international graduates. The new visa will allow them to stay in the UK for up to two years after graduation to find work, significantly extending the previous threshold, which allowed them to stay

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Green cannabis plant

Medical cannabis growth offering boom for lab industry

~ Expected market growth will need labs to be adaptable ~ Further easing of import restrictions by the Government will provide faster access to patients prescribed cannabis-based medicines — and is the removal of yet another barrier in a market expected to grow in the coming years. Here, Katie Gray, Marketing Manager at Lab Innovations

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How laboratories are adapting to test for COVID-19

Tackling a pandemic is a massive effort that calls people from disciplines far and wide. Politicians, public figures and, of course, medical staff are all deeply involved in the response. Hidden just behind the front lines, however, are laboratories that are working to bring these unprecedented times to an end. Here, Lab Innovations 2020 hears

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Pandemic accelerates digitalisation in the lab sector

Laboratories are just one of the many businesses that have been forced to adapt to COVID-19. While some QA/QC labs have fared well, others that rely on collaborative output have suffered. The result is an acceleration towards the adoption of digital technologies such as Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). Here, Lab Innovations interviews Simon Wood,

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Gerald Law Innovation DB

Does AI have a home in the lab?

US corporation, 3M is commonly known for manufacturing tapes and adhesives. However, this hasn’t always been the case. In its early days, two buyers made a decision that would turn a small business into a Fortune 500 corporation. Here Gerald Law, chief executive at Innovation DB, one of this year’s exhibitors at Lab Innovations, explains

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How UK labs are adapting to new working conditions

How UK labs are adapting to new working conditions

The Royal Society reports that every £1 invested in medical research delivers a return equivalent of around 25 pence every year, forever. Due to the current global situation, many of these vital investments are on hold. However, the sector is adapting to the new landscape. Here, Katie Gray, senior marketing executive at Lab Innovations, explains

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