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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…

Manufacturing sparks

Brexit: Industry bodies call for ‘clear’ exit strategy

Added: 24 Jun 2016

A vote in favour of the UK withdrawing from the European Union has prompted industry trade bodies t…

NWED: Women in Engineering Day

Editor's comment: tackling the issue of female representation

| Added: 23 Jun 2016

Despite major efforts in recent years to dramatically increase numbers, just 6% of the UK’s registe…

Pharma & bio – the march of modernisation

| Added: 17 May 2016

Giants of the pharmaceutical industry are becoming more flexible as modern processes start to take …

Fracking shale gas

Fracking ‘unlikely’ to contaminate water

Added: 29 Apr 2016

A study of the abandoned Selby coalfield in Yorkshire suggests fracking is unlikely to pose a pollu…

The small matter of nanomaterials safety

| Added: 21 Mar 2016

Nanomaterials have the potential to ignite, explode and cause serious damage to human health. There…

Labtalk and Cecil have joined forces

Common questions about Ion Chromatography

Cecil Instruments | Added: 20 Nov 2015

Laboratorytalk has teamed up with Cecil Instruments to produce a series of resources focusing on ke…