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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.
First symptoms of meningitis

First symptoms of meningitis

Thankfully, meningitis is a rare condition. Although it can occur in anyone, it's more prevalent in babies and young children, with young people and students being the next most at risk group. In the early stages, it can be very difficult to tell meningitis apart from milder diseases, as it often resembles other common viral illnesses. Symptoms of the disease can develop very quickly. [More]
Metabolomics and NMR

Metabolomics and NMR

Bruker has been involved in the Phenome Center network since its beginning. Several years ago, the whole visionary concept of a global phenome network was actually born with Professor Jeremy Nicholson and Bruker BioSpin has been part of it since the early stages. [More]
Technological advancements in hearing implants

Technological advancements in hearing implants

Hearing aids capture sound, make the sound louder and then send the sound down the ear canal, through the middle ear to the inner ear where the hearing nerves are located. They are most beneficial for people with mild to moderate hearing loss... [More]
Combatting Antibiotic Resistance, the role of POC Diagnostics

Combatting Antibiotic Resistance, the role of POC Diagnostics

During the winter months, patients frequently present with respiratory symptoms like coughing, sneezing and fever that could be caused by one of several bacterial and viral infections including influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) or bacterial pneumonia. [More]
Synthetic sgRNA for CRISPR genome editing

Synthetic sgRNA for CRISPR genome editing

Chemically synthesized single guide RNA is the best way to do CRISPR genome editing. It is more pure than biological methods of creating guide RNAs, like in vitro transcription or plasmids. As a result, sgRNA leads to more consistency and higher quality. [More]
Selecting the correct microscope camera in digital pathology

Selecting the correct microscope camera in digital pathology

Recent advances in technology have allowed camera systems take advantage of faster protocols, and to use sensor chips with greater light sensitivity and reduced output noise to deliver better image quality, detail, and response to the pathologist. [More]
Honey profiling for impurities and falsifications

Honey profiling for impurities and falsifications

Without testing commercially available honey, it is impossible to guarantee that is safe, natural and authentic. This is because bees are free agents, they cannot be restricted to a specific region, or to a type of plant that you would like them to pollinate. [More]
Minimizing contamination risk by separating clean and sterile areas with pass through autoclaves

Minimizing contamination risk by separating clean and sterile areas with pass through autoclaves

The standard and best practice central sterile services department is divided to three different sections. Tools used to treat patients on the wards, emergency rooms and in the operating theater go to a dirty area, they are processed and cleaned before being taken to the clean area. They are then sterilized and put into the sterile area. [More]
Applying quantitative microscopy to live cells

Applying quantitative microscopy to live cells

Microscopy's got a long history. It was developed about 350 years ago for scientists to visualize things they could discern, but not describe. The two pioneers of microscopy were Antoine van Leeuwenhoek, who developed the first microscope and soon after the renowned scientist, Robert Hooke. [More]
How old is your heart?

How old is your heart?

There have been a number of ways to measure the biological health and age of your heart, which has been done conventionally in the past. Blood pressure is one indicator. Other risk indicators include family history of heart disease, level of cholesterol and exercise testing, where you can get heart rate... [More]
Iron deficiency: an interview with Dr Thierry Teil

Iron deficiency: an interview with Dr Thierry Teil

Iron deficiency is, in fact, one of the most common nutritional disorders. It affects between three and five billion people, which is between half and two-thirds of the world population (about seven billion). Iron deficiency anemia is a subset of iron deficiency, that is about two billion people according to the WHO... [More]
How toxic is your stress?

How toxic is your stress?

The term “stress” originates not in our minds or bodies, but from physics. It is the internal forces generated in an object in response to an external load. In the 1950s, Hans Selye adopted the term to characterize how living organisms change... [More]
Identifying foods that trigger IBS: an interview with Dr Bill Chey

Identifying foods that trigger IBS: an interview with Dr Bill Chey

IBS is a common medical condition which is diagnosed in the presence of characteristic gastrointestinal symptoms including recurring bouts of abdominal pain and diarrhea and/or constipation. IBS patients also commonly report bloating and abdominal distension or swelling. [More]
Spinal cord rehabilitation and repair: an interview with Quentin Barraud

Spinal cord rehabilitation and repair: an interview with Quentin Barraud

There are many grades of spinal cord injuries, in terms of range of movement, from small disabilities to becoming wheelchair bound for the rest of your life, the range is very broad. [More]
dsDNA quantification for next generation sequencing quality control: an interview with Andrew Jones

dsDNA quantification for next generation sequencing quality control: an interview with Andrew Jones

Quantity and quality of input samples are two key considerations in successful library preparation for next generation sequencing. The ultimate success or failure of a library preparation is often... [More]
Advances in POC diabetes testing: an interview with Gavin Jones

Advances in POC diabetes testing: an interview with Gavin Jones

Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is well recognized as a reliable measure for glycemic control. The role of HbA1c testing in the management of patients with diabetes has been well established for several decades. HbA1c levels reflect the average circulating glucose concentration over the lifespan of... [More]
Using deep learning to update the drug discovery paradigm: an interview with Professor Jackie Hunter

Using deep learning to update the drug discovery paradigm: an interview with Professor Jackie Hunter

With the current drug discovery paradigm, it takes up to 15 years to translate an idea, such as hypothesizing a certain protein is important in a disease and testing this with targeting the protein with a drug, all the way through to proof of concept... [More]
Embracing digital health in the NHS: an interview with Bryn Sage

Embracing digital health in the NHS: an interview with Bryn Sage

There are a number of challenges facing a small but innovative technology company like ours. The first is that they're always far too busy doing things the old way to think about how to do things the new way... [More]
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to research oxygen deprivation

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to research oxygen deprivation

This expedition was a part of our clinical collaboration with the Mayo Clinic. In short, this particular study focused on the effect of altitude and aging on heart and lung function. [More]
New techniques for the extraction & preparation of cannabis oil: an interview with Alison Wake

New techniques for the extraction & preparation of cannabis oil: an interview with Alison Wake

Cannabis first began to be decriminalized and legalized for medicinal use in the US in the late 1990s and 2000. However, the production of cannabis and cannabis extraction as an industry remained limited until recently when recreational use began to... [More]
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