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"Insights from Industry" is a dynamic series of interviews at the cutting edge of the medical industry. Every interviewee is a leader in their particular field and is handpicked to give an informative and accessible insight into their chosen field. These interviews are guaranteed to keep you in the know in a rapidly changing industry.
Simulated practice in healthcare: an interview with Andy Anderson

Simulated practice in healthcare: an interview with Andy Anderson

There's around 95 to 100 simulation centres across the NHS in secondary care. These centres are used for a whole variety of training, practicing of skills and recreating incidents so that staff can prevent them recurring. [More]
Clinical observations: replacing paper with mobiles? An interview with Eran David

Clinical observations: replacing paper with mobiles? An interview with Eran David

Replacing paper with technology has significant safety ramifications. Using a mobile device for electronic observations increases the accuracy of documentation and score calculations. [More]
High-speed acquisition of multi-wavelength fluorescence images: an interview with Jeremy Graham, Cairn Research

High-speed acquisition of multi-wavelength fluorescence images: an interview with Jeremy Graham, Cairn Research

On-chip Electron Multiplication is now a mature technology, which has allowed manufacturers to build cameras that are both fast and sensitive; ideal for live cell fluorescence imaging. [More]
Innovative mattresses to stop pressure ulcers: an interview with Mike Hutson

Innovative mattresses to stop pressure ulcers: an interview with Mike Hutson

Pressure ulcers are wounds that occur when a continuous pressure or friction is placed on one area of the body, damaging the skin. They occur when pressure stops blood from flowing normally, leading the cells to die and the skin to break down. [More]
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae: an interview with Dr. Michael Dudley

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae: an interview with Dr. Michael Dudley

Enterobacteriaceae refer to the family of bacteria such as E. coli and Klebsiella that are bacterial pathogens most frequently associated with hospital-acquired infections [More]
Biomedical innovation in the UK: an interview with Zahid Latif

Biomedical innovation in the UK: an interview with Zahid Latif

The biomedical research base is one of the UK's strengths; over 1500 companies in the Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology area are established in the UK employing over 70,000. [More]
Future of drug information: via a mobile app? An interview with Dr Salvatore Volpe

Future of drug information: via a mobile app? An interview with Dr Salvatore Volpe

Whether prescribing or dispensing drugs to patients, or providing care to patients who are taking medications, drug information plays an essential role in every health professional’s busy day. [More]
Virtual and augmented reality in surgical training: an interview with Dr Shafi Ahmed

Virtual and augmented reality in surgical training: an interview with Dr Shafi Ahmed

Virtual reality and augmented reality use similar technologies but offer slightly different experiences and usage scenarios.

We’ve developed a VR training tool that enables trainee surgeons to become immersed in another surgeon’s reality and gain their perspective of a recorded operation. [More]
Advances in drug and alcohol testing: an interview with George Powell, President of Summit Diagnostics

Advances in drug and alcohol testing: an interview with George Powell, President of Summit Diagnostics

In the US, drug and alcohol testing has been a part of addiction and recovery for as long as I can remember. I started working in the business, basically in the employment industry, back in the mid-to-late 90s. Testing was essential, in that industries needed to ensure they had alcohol- and drug-free work places [More]
Genetic factors in puberty timing: an interview with Dr John Perry

Genetic factors in puberty timing: an interview with Dr John Perry

The study focused on the genetic regions that influence age at voice breaking - a distinct developmental milestone that happens to young men as their larynx (voice box) lengthens when exposed to male hormones. [More]
Patient access to online GP records: an interview with Bob Zemke

Patient access to online GP records: an interview with Bob Zemke

It's very much in line with what we're seeing globally with national and even private practice initiatives – providing more patient engagement and enabling patients to see their own records. [More]
Crowdsourcing: the answer for rare disease diagnosis?

Crowdsourcing: the answer for rare disease diagnosis?

Medical crowdsourcing is like the ultimate consult service. A question arises, it is asked on the forum, and you can get answers from multiple specialties within minutes. It is harnessing the brightest minds in one place and using that power to do what we enjoy doing most – helping people. [More]
Mitochondrial variation and viable pregnancy: an interview with Dr Elpida Fragouli

Mitochondrial variation and viable pregnancy: an interview with Dr Elpida Fragouli

Embryos require adequate amounts of energy so that they can successfully progress through each of their cell divisions. [More]
Advances in clinical chemistry: an interview with Trevor McCarthy

Advances in clinical chemistry: an interview with Trevor McCarthy

The new Altair™ 240 analyzer is a compact, fully automated random access benchtop open channel analyzer and is fully supported by a full range of barcoded, liquid stable, ready to use reagents. [More]
Testing for developmental delay through an app? An interview with Dr. Clara Lajonchere

Testing for developmental delay through an app? An interview with Dr. Clara Lajonchere

Cognoa's app helps every parent find out if their child’s development is on track and, if not, get their child the right help as early as possible. [More]
The importance of flexibility in spectrophotometry: an interview with Jessica Geisler

The importance of flexibility in spectrophotometry: an interview with Jessica Geisler

Spectrophotometry quantifies the concentration of a specific substance that is present in a sample by comparing the amount of light that goes into a sample versus the amount of light that comes out of the sample at a specific wavelength. [More]
Advances in leadless pacing: an interview with Dr. Reddy

Advances in leadless pacing: an interview with Dr. Reddy

Pacemakers have been around for a very long time, they're great devices, critical for many people who have slow heartbeats. While they're very effective, they have some issues. There are two main aspects relating to these issues. [More]
Containing airborne contaminants: an interview with Gary Broomhead, Cantel Medical

Containing airborne contaminants: an interview with Gary Broomhead, Cantel Medical

There are two types of protection, sample protection keeps the sample away from contaminants in the air; and operator protection, which protects the scientist from harm from whatever they’re working on [More]
Advances in image sensor modules for endoscopic imaging: an interview with Martin Wäny

Advances in image sensor modules for endoscopic imaging: an interview with Martin Wäny

The miniaturisation, and in particular the usage of semiconductor miniaturisation technologies, allows us to build smaller in volume and lower priced endoscopic cameras. This enables the proliferation of disposable endoscopes for a wide range of applications. [More]
Keeping employees healthy: an interview with Clare Sicklen, HR Director, Johnson & Johnson Consumer

Keeping employees healthy: an interview with Clare Sicklen, HR Director, Johnson & Johnson Consumer

Our approach to health at work dates back to our Credo which was crafted by our former chairman Robert Wood Johnson in 1943. [More]
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