152017Feb
When purchasing a centrifuge outright is not an option

When purchasing a centrifuge outright is not an option

Purchasing a centrifuge outright can sometimes not be a viable option.  Today, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are under intense pressure to make cost savings. In some cases, they must divert funds from the capital equipment budget to make ends meet. Furthermore, a centrifuge is not always required long-term. So what can you do? Renting a…

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272017Jan
How hand hygiene can save lives

How hand hygiene can save lives

Hand hygiene is generally accepted as being critical in reducing healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) in hospitals. A study carried out by Kirkland et al back in 2012 found a direct correlation between higher hand hygiene and lower HCAI rates. However, the importance of hand hygiene stretches further back than that. During the mid-19th century, a…

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32017Jan
Understanding centrifugation

Understanding centrifugation

It seems an obvious question, but how does a centrifuge actually work? Of course, you could just say: ‘it goes round’, but there is far more to it than that. There are a number of key considerations to take into account before one can really say they understand the principles of centrifugation. The basic use…

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92016Dec
Centrifuge buying guide

Centrifuge buying guide

Although Christmas is a time of year when you will no doubt buy gifts for family, friends and work colleagues, it can also be a time to think about buying new equipment for your laboratory. As many laboratories close for the Christmas period for deep cleaning, it is an ideal opportunity to install new capital…

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72016Nov
Robots: The future of our hospitals

Robots: The future of our hospitals

A recent TV programme on Channel 4 called How to Build a Human focused on the development of Artificial Intelligence and showed how robots are becoming ever more advanced. In the future, it is highly likely that robots, particularly intelligent ones, will feature more and more in our daily lives. In the same way that…

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32016Oct
A practical guide to attending Medica

A practical guide to attending Medica

Next month, over 130,000 people will descend on Düsseldorf, Germany to attend the largest health and laboratory related trade show in the world: Medica. Although other similar trade shows such as Arab Lab and Arab Health are indeed catching up, Medica remains the foremost exhibition for anyone interested in laboratory technology. Medica, at a glance…

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262016Aug
Buying British made laboratory equipment

Buying British made laboratory equipment

The 23rd June 2016 was a historic day for everyone in Britain. The result of the EU referendum meant that Britain was leaving the European Union at some point in the future- just nobody could tell when exactly! Over two months have since passed and as the dust settles, politicians are frantically working behind the…

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152016Jul
How RFID technology is revolutionising our hospitals

How RFID technology is revolutionising our hospitals

One of the biggest problems that large hospitals across the UK face is being able to track mobile devices across their site. Unlike equipment such as safety cabinets, laboratory freezers and autoclaves, which tend to be located in a fixed position in a certain department, there are a variety of instruments, which, by their very…

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