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French environmental testing group buys PARC laboratory

Added: 20 Sep 2017

UK environmental testing laboratory PARC Ltd (Product Assessment and Reliability Centre) has been b…

ANSI regulations - what they mean for your lab business

Added: 6 Sep 2017

Laboratory managers need to understand the implications of the ANSI regulations advises Paul Thorn,…

Scientists reveal it’s raining diamonds on Neptune

Added: 21 Aug 2017

While the earth has experienced freak rainstorms of fish, frogs and even golfballs, its sister plan…

DNA

Synthetic biology start-ups doubled every five years in UK

Added: 10 Aug 2017

The number of synthetic biology start-ups in the UK between 2000 and 2016 has doubled every five ye…

Eurofins’ new £4 million laboratory brings testing under one roof

Added: 4 Aug 2017

Work has finished on Eurofins’ new high-tech laboratory site for testing water and pharmaceutical p…

Laboratory contamination

Reduced demand prompts closure of Staffordshire’s council-run laboratory

Added: 31 Jul 2017

One of the last local authority-run laboratories in England is to be closed with the loss of 16 pos…

Consortium wins £1million to develop new family of antibiotics

Added: 5 Jul 2017

Innovate UK has awarded nearly £1million in funding to a consortium developing a platform for the p…

Women’s contribution to engineering history is greater than you think...

Added: 23 Jun 2017

To mark International Women in Engineering Day, Helen Marston, engineer at specialist resistor manu…

Election analysis: What’s the effect for Brexit and the process industries?

Added: 9 Jun 2017

The hung parliament that has resulted from the general election has increased uncertainty over the …

Research

Academies: Brexit will see multi-million pound gap in STEM research support

Added: 24 May 2017

Britain’s departure from the European Union will leave a significant gap in support for the country…

Graphene breakthrough could massively cut nuclear energy costs

Added: 9 May 2017

Manchester University researchers are claiming a breakthrough that could reduce the CO2 emissions a…

Bioo Scientific has launched state-of the-art, full service analytical food testing

Cawood Scientific purchased by private equity firm Inflexion

Added: 15 Mar 2017

The UK’s largest independent provider of analytical testing for land-based industries, Cawood Scien…

Researcher

Innovation grant will boost development of oral Zika vaccine

Added: 8 Mar 2017

Thermo-stabilisation company Stabilitech has been awarded an innovation award to help it develop th…

Four engineers scoop £1m Queen’s prize for work on digital imaging sensors

Added: 5 Feb 2017

Four engineers have been awarded the 2017 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize) for their…

New report questions value of merging NHS labs

Added: 28 Nov 2016

Independent research organisation MindMetre has questioned the benefits of consolidating pathology …

Philip Hammond

Autumn Statement confirms major Whitehall investment in STEM

Added: 23 Nov 2016

Chancellor Phillip Hammond has, as expected, delivered a raft of measures in his Autumn Statement d…

Solvay chemicals plant, US

Trump win could unsettle European chemicals market, says Cefic

Added: 9 Nov 2016

Chemical businesses within the European Union face a short-term period of uncertainty following the…

food and drink

Physics focus ‘can help’ food & drink manufacturing post-Brexit

Added: 26 Oct 2016

The president of the Institute of Physics (IOP) has said a focus on physics could help UK food and …

NWED: Women in Engineering Day

Renewed call for more women in engineering

Added: 11 Oct 2016

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) president Naomi Climer says getting more women invo…

Additive manufacturing

Chemical SMEs called on to improve NHS care

Added: 23 Aug 2016

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) h…