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Freeze drying of in vitro diagnostics

Biopharma Group is hosting the 3rd edition of the popular freeze drying seminar series at the University of Cambridge. This year, the focus is on "Freeze Drying of In Vitro Diagnostics".

 30 April 2024
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Intro to USP <1062>: What it is and why you should use it

A variety of factors like powder flow, material characteristics, compression pressure, turret speed, etc can affect tablet quality and production run time. Any resulting tablet defects can exacerbate production costs or even result in no product at all! Therefore, it’s necessary to characterise the tablet compression process to achieve robust tablets.

 2 April 2024
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Europe's largest event dedicated to microscopy and imaging

Following the postponement of an in-person EMC2020 due to the pandemic, we’re delighted that EMC2024 is taking place from Sunday 25th August to Friday 30th August 2024 in Copenhagen. EMC2024 is the 17th of its kind and will bring the world of scientific imaging together in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities - Copenhagen, Denmark.

 24 January 2024
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Under the microscope: an interview with Peter O’Toole

IPT caught up with Peter O’Toole, president of the Royal Microscopical Society, to hear how his first few months as president have gone, his plans for the Society and how the field of microscopy might develop over the next few years

 20 December 2023
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Natoli Engineering, an industry leader in tablet and encapsulation success

Natoli engineering has made significant contributions to the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries. Specialising in tablet compression and encapsulation technology, innovative machines, tooling and solutions that enhance tablet and encapsulation manufacturing processes, Natoli has advanced manufacturing technologies and practices worldwide

 24 September 2023
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Lab automation: the future of life sciences

'Increasing economic challenges like market vitality, product diversification and cost pressure lead to the need for faster process design' − and that is not to mention the shorter innovation cycles and increasing demand for small batch production. The module type package suite from COPA-DATA meets these needs

 24 September 2023

Product Profile

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CMOS Linear Image Sensors

LASER COMPONENTS is pleased to introduce the iC-LA and iC-LF series CMOS linear image sensors from iC-Haus. The integrating light-to-voltage converters are available with up to 1024 active photo pixels in a linear array. The integrated control logic makes operation very simple, with only a start and clock signal necessary. A third control input (DIS) acts as an electronic shutter.

Product Profile, 15 July 2024
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ST150 Thermopile

Measuring the radiation of sunlight is critical to several applications, from solar power to scientific research.

Product Profile, 1 July 2024
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Unlock the Future of Cell Analysis with Celledonia

Meet Celledonia, the new and revolutionary benchtop cell analyser that will inform and expedite your bioprocesses and turn your data into actionable insights.

Product Profile, 12 June 2024
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Diffraction Gratings

LASER COMPONENTS offers ruled and holographic diffraction gratings, covering the UV, visible and near infra-red range from partners Optometrics.

Product Profile, 11 June 2024
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QCA Digital Sampling Oscilloscope

LASER COMPONENTS is pleased to offer the new QCA series high-speed communication analyser from Quantifi Photonics.

Product Profile, 11 June 2024

Press Releases

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DRUG DISCOVERY 2024: CONNECTING MINDS, TRANSFORMING SCIENCE, EMPOWERING COMMUNITY

We are proud media partners of Elrig's Drug Discovery 2024!

Press Releases, 18 July 2024
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Meet Gaelic Laboratories, your trusted testing and manufacturing partner

Gaelic Laboratories unveils its new website today, launching an upgraded and expanded laboratory technology base for advanced analytical testing, and a newly re-fitted Beta-Lactam manufacturing facility, using the latest state-of-the art technology.

Press Releases, 10 July 2024
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We're proud to be a BioFIT 2024 partner!

Come and join us for the 13th edition of BioFIT, on December 3rd & 4th, 2024 in Lille and digital meetings days on December 11th & 12th, 2024!

Press Releases, 9 July 2024
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Synexa Life Sciences Enrolls in My Green Lab Certification Programme

Synexa Life Sciences, a global provider of biomarker and bioanalytical solutions to the pharmaceutical, biotech, and CRO industries, proudly announces its enrollment in the My Green Lab Certification Program. This strategic move underscores Synexa’s commitment to ensuring its laboratories remain at the forefront of environmental sustainability.

Press Releases, 9 July 2024
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LSX Nordic Congress 2024

LSX Nordic Congress gathers the founders and CEOs of innovative start-ups through to publicly listed healthcare giants, and everyone in between. It represents the breadth and depth of cutting-edge research and technology driving the advances in the industry right now and in the near future.

Press Releases, 8 July 2024

Digital

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Innovation can play a key role in Scotland’s fight to reduce ‘pandemic of frailty’

Frailty should not be considered an inevitability, but the effects can be significant. How can technological innovations combat this?

Digital, 7 July 2024
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How AR/VR, AI and 3D technology are powering the next industrial revolution for healthcare

While still in its infancy, it is estimated that both AR and VR will surpass 100 million users worldwide by 2027. In realising this trend, it is clear that organisations adopting AR/VR app development services to create immersive experiences for their users which may enable them to excel within the realm of healthcare

Digital, 20 December 2023
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Setting and measuring KPIs to maximise business growth

Ensuring a robust foundation of performance metrics to underpin a strategy is key to navigating the challenges and getting fit for growth. However, amid firefighting to overcome day-to-day challenges, knowing where to start in setting key performance indicators and finding the right ways to track, measure and analyse them to glean actionable insights can often be a minefield that is easily sidelined

Digital, 20 December 2023
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How can AI contribute to improving wound care in the UK

In the UK, one in 50 adults is living with a chronic wound, leading to more than £8bn in healthcare costs in 2017/2018. However, these numbers are likely to be higher since the pandemic as a result of reduced care in 2020 and 2021, impacting patient outcomes. With a growing ageing population and the increasing prevalence of people with comorbidities, these costs are likely to continue to rise until new solutions can be implemented to improve current standard care and control

Digital, 20 December 2023
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Have we found a way to help non-coders understand complex biomedical data structure?

An exploration of the thoughts on the significance of generative AI within life sciences and pharma

Digital, 24 September 2023

Manufacturing

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Protein-based immunotherapies – the journey from discovery to manufacturing

Protein-based immunotherapies, such as monoclonal antibodies and adoptive cell transfer therapies, are reshaping oncology treatments, but ensuring their safety and efficacy is crucial for their success

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Addressing the UK government’s new initiative on medical device equity

Medical devices should be designed with an awareness of the challenges of a specific disease as well as an awareness of equality, and the uk government has recently produced a new initiative around this, but how will this impact medical device production going forward?

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The role of protein synthesis in drug discovery and development

Protein synthesis is the process by which cells build proteins, fundamental molecules necessary for virtually all cellular functions, but how can this be used within the discovery and manufacturing of new drugs and how can it be automated?

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The six keys to client satisfaction in biologics CDMO services

This article explores the significant opportunities within the biologics contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) industry to optimize client satisfaction by meeting the critical demands of discerning clients. Six key facets are identified as pivotal to success, while underscoring the fundamental role of a client-centric approach and the importance of building and nurturing strong client relationships.

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Why manufacturers can rely on robots to bridge efficiency gaps and streamline processes

Robots are revolutionising manufacturing, but manual programming hampers their potential. Robot offline programming offers a digital solution, reducing human work hours by up to 80% and ensuring swift task readiness

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The early screening imperative: the key role of in vitro diagnostic products

In the post-covid-19 era, healthcare grapples with staff shortages and treatment delays, emphasising the need for early diagnosis. While regulatory changes pose challenges, eu extensions provide relief

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Peptide therapeutics: reconstructing protein surfaces using constrained peptides

Proteins govern crucial biological processes, making protein-protein interactions vital for understanding and treating diseases, peptide-based mimics offer tailored therapeutic approaches, yet optimising their efficacy poses challenges

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Multi-particulate formulations: the power of many

After assessing the various routes of drug administration, oral delivery stands out as the safest and, as a result, the most universally accepted among patients. Single-unit dosage forms, including tablets followed by capsules, have been identified as the preferred designs for immediate or modified release formulations

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Inhaled medicines and particle size analysis

Drug administration by inhalation is an established technique for treating respiratory and systemic diseases. Effective drug delivery to the lungs requires the aerosolisation and dispersion of a formulation into particles or droplets in the inhalable size range, typically an aerodynamic diameter below 5 µm. In many cases, particle engineering is used to optimise a formulation for efficacy

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Addressing bottlenecks in AAV analysis for efficient manufacturing

Refeyn discusses the challenges associated with AAV manufacture, the key analytical techniques currently used to facilitate insight into AAV samples and novel techniques striving to overcome current limitations

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Balancing the evolution of MES with traditional methodologies

By seamlessly integrating a dynamic MES into digitisation road maps, companies have achieved greater operational efficiency, data integrity and harnessed real-time insights to meet their strategic goals

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Natoli Engineering, an industry leader in tablet and encapsulation success

Natoli engineering has made significant contributions to the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries. Specialising in tablet compression and encapsulation technology, innovative machines, tooling and solutions that enhance tablet and encapsulation manufacturing processes, Natoli has advanced manufacturing technologies and practices worldwide

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The microneedle’s edge: growth and opportunity in emerging technology

While the drug-device combination product industry is always investing in technology that could better meet the needs of patients, governments and sponsors, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the process, bringing in more outside investment and a broader range of organisations in active development

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mRNA therapeutics: development and manufacturing trends in a rapidly evolving space

What are some trends in the mRNA space surrounding the growing desire for speed-to-market, and what hurdles are impeding the achievement of this goal?

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Integrated development strategies for drug product optimisation

Drug product optimisation, also known as reformulation, is a development step required by all drugs en route to market. This process takes a long time, carries a considerable cost and places significant emphasis on the predictive power of laboratory and preclinical assessments. What are some alternative pathways available to development teams?

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Excipient-Binder Scale for Direct Compression and Dry Granulation Tabletting

For different binder-diluent ratios on the tablet mechanical strength, a proposed scale could serve as a ‘guiding torch’ for various formulators while designing preclinical or early phase formulations

Laboratory Automation

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The journey to full automation – for labs of all sizes

With the lab of the future becoming increasingly automated, how will this change workflows and how can the industry prepare for this?

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Bridging the gap: Integrating legacy equipment for modular production

The pharmaceutical sector is characterised by intricate processes, stringent regulations and a constant demand for innovation. However, the industry's digital transformation is hindered by the prevalence of legacy machinery, which often poses compatibility challenges when deploying new technology. COPA-DATA explains the method of standardisation to remove the barriers of integration of legacy equipment in labs and production lines

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Lab automation: the future of life sciences

'Increasing economic challenges like market vitality, product diversification and cost pressure lead to the need for faster process design' − and that is not to mention the shorter innovation cycles and increasing demand for small batch production. The module type package suite from COPA-DATA meets these needs

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Automation holds the key to unlocking the Lab of the Future

Lab layouts, until the introduction of automation, had seen little change in decades. However, the increased usage of hardware and software lab automation has reduced repetitive manual tasks and drastically increased the walkaway time involved in experiments

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Five Steps to Successful AI

Whether lab managers are enthusiastic or apprehensive, AI is coming to the lab. The key to building this advantage is not in the technology, but the approach. Successful adoption of AI requires a genuine, long-term commitment. IPT spoke to Bob Voelkner at LabVantage Solutions about the implications of AI for pharma, what it takes to succeed with this new technology and his five recommended steps for getting started

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LabVantage Solutions Company Profile

LabVantage Solutions’ Pharmaceutical LIMS is Engine for Digital Transformations

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The Importance of Network Integration for Measurement and Hygiene Technology Solutions

Healthcare and scientific facilities are critical for the health of the global population. During the COVID-19 pandemic, scientific facilities helped to deliver life-saving vaccines, re-emphasising their importance in achieving other scientific milestones in the coming decades

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Next-Level Digitalisation: Smart Pharma Production Gets Even Smarter

The digitalisation of pharmaceutical manufacturing has come a long way. However, there are still many ways companies can improve systems to grow even further

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Three Lessons Pharma Can Learn From Manufacturing to Become a Leader in Automation

Pharmaceutical companies face plenty of challenges throughout the manufacturing cycle. Automation can be the key to bringing the industry to the forefront of this exciting field

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AI, 3D Reconstruction, and Robotics in Clinical Phlebotomy

IPT speaks to Toon Overbeeke of Vitestro about the potential benefits of using robots in clinics to draw blood from patients. With a shortage of clinical staff all over Europe, Toon believes robotics is the way forward regarding individual clinical patient care

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The Future of Digitalisation in the Lab

IPT speaks to Mikael Hagstroem, CEO of LabVantage Solutions, about the ongoing potential for laboratories of adopting AI and machine learning (ML)

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The Changing Face of Quality Management

Smart automation is enabling new ways to monitor and intervene pre-emptively in pharma manufacturing. Find out the views of industry experts, who debated the subject in a roundtable video discussion.

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How Cloud ERP Software Can Help Manufacturers Succeed Post-Brexit

The repercussions of events like Brexit and the global pandemic have caused uncertainty and a need to rethink strategy altogether. However, an integrated SaaS solution can provide a holistic view of the business and enhanced control over processes.

Discovery and Development

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How public/private partnerships in genomics are streamlining patient pathways and delivering value

Since the completion of the human genome project in 2003, there has been huge growth in the utilisation of genomics, but how can partnerships in this area be used to improve patient experience

Discovery and Development, 7 July 2024
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Next-generation size selection: accelerating the pace of gene synthesis

Synthetic biology has been a cornerstone in recent health advancements, including drug discovery, development and manufacturing, however there are challenges facing this market

Discovery and Development, 7 July 2024
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Non-viral gene therapies: GETting growth-factor-based healing right in orthopaedics

The development and use of novel gene therapy approaches is increasing. With the advent of innovative technologies using improved tropism and safer viral-based systems, and nanotechnology advancing non-viral delivery of nucleic acid vectors, there will be more gene-based products entering the market in near future

Discovery and Development, 18 March 2024
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Advancements in preclinical imaging: a look into the future of drug development

Ipt talks with jacob tesdorpf at revvity about the recent developments in preclinical imaging, from ai-enchanced analysis to refined disease models

Discovery and Development, 18 March 2024
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Novel biosensors for enhanced antimicrobial delivery efficiency

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognised the scarcity of new antimicrobial agents in the clinical pipeline. The prevailing approach to combatting antimicrobial resistance cannot solely rely on developing new drugs. Instead, we must seek ways to better understand and more efficiently use the drugs already at our disposal.

Discovery and Development, 20 December 2023

Analytics

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A quality boost from mass spectrometry for fermentation processes

Thermo fisher scientific discusses the role of process analytical technology in addressing the process challenges concerning fermentation and cell culture in biotechnology and enhancing quality and speed production

Analytics, 18 March 2024
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Technological advances in MALDI imaging and spatial proteomics for medical research

Recent advancements in MALDI mass spectrometry imaging are transforming disease understanding and treatment. This innovation promises rapid diagnostics and personalised medicine, with reliable imaging within five years

Analytics, 18 March 2024
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Under the microscope: an interview with Peter O’Toole

IPT caught up with Peter O’Toole, president of the Royal Microscopical Society, to hear how his first few months as president have gone, his plans for the Society and how the field of microscopy might develop over the next few years

Analytics, 20 December 2023
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Real time cell analysis

IPT talks to Yama Abassi at Agilent about immunology and cell analysis and how these will develop in the future

Analytics, 20 December 2023
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Droplet-based microfluidics advances for single-cell analysis

Droplet-based single-cell analysis systems provide an invaluable tool to accelerate research and development. Recent scientific advances enhance the applicability of these droplet-based systems to address the age-old problem of characterising, understanding and selecting cells

Analytics, 24 September 2023
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Analytics, 24 September 2023

Conferences and Events

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DRUG DISCOVERY 2024: CONNECTING MINDS, TRANSFORMING SCIENCE, EMPOWERING COMMUNITY

We are proud media partners of Elrig's Drug Discovery 2024!

Conferences and Events , 18 July 2024
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We're proud to be a BioFIT 2024 partner!

Come and join us for the 13th edition of BioFIT, on December 3rd & 4th, 2024 in Lille and digital meetings days on December 11th & 12th, 2024!

Conferences and Events , 9 July 2024
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LSX Nordic Congress 2024

LSX Nordic Congress gathers the founders and CEOs of innovative start-ups through to publicly listed healthcare giants, and everyone in between. It represents the breadth and depth of cutting-edge research and technology driving the advances in the industry right now and in the near future.

Conferences and Events , 8 July 2024
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ACHEMA 2024 sets the tone for a more sustainable and competitive process industry

ACHEMA 2024 took place 10-14 June 2024 in Frankfurt, Germany, with 2,842 exhibitors from 56 nations covering the latest equipment and innovative processes for the chemical, pharmaceutical and food processing industries

Conferences and Events , 16 June 2024
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ACHEMA 2024 will be more international than ever

Just over a month before ACHEMA 2024 opens on 10 June, one thing is already clear: with more than 60 percent of exhibitors coming from abroad, this year's leading trade show for the global process industry will be the most international ACHEMA ever. Numerous side events from renowned partners await participants from 130 countries.

Conferences and Events , 13 May 2024

IPT TV

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ACHEMA 2024

Just over a month before ACHEMA 2024 opens on 10 June, one thing is already clear: with more than 60% of exhibitors coming from abroad, this year's leading trade show for the global process industry will be the most international ACHEMA ever. Numerous side events from renowned partners await participants from 130 countries.

IPT TV, 16 May 2024
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Ilmac: Inspiring the Future of Chemistry and Life Sciences

Next Ilmac in Lausanne: 18 and 19 September 2024 | Beaulieu Lausanne Next Ilmac in Basel: 16 - 18 September 2025 | Messe Basel, Hall 1.0 All information at: www.ilmac.ch

IPT TV, 16 April 2024
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INTERPHEX Conference Brings High-Value Research to 2024 Attendees

INTERPHEX, the premier pharmaceutical and biotechnology event taking place April 16-18, 2024, at the Javits Center in NYC, is proud to introduce INTERPHEX Conference, an all-new, transformative event that will enrich the meeting experience for attendees, starting in 2024.

IPT TV, 9 April 2024
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Free Visitor Registrations Are Now Open!

Book your 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗩𝗜𝗦𝗜𝗧𝗢𝗥 𝗣𝗔𝗦𝗦 for the UK’s most important biotechnology tradeshow and conference today and join thousands of industry professionals from across the globe. Don't miss your chance to explore the groundbreaking advancements in medical & healthcare sectors and be a part of the global biotechnology revolution.

IPT TV, 7 March 2024
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Europe's largest event dedicated to microscopy and imaging

Following the postponement of an in-person EMC2020 due to the pandemic, we’re delighted that EMC2024 is taking place from Sunday 25th August to Friday 30th August 2024 in Copenhagen. EMC2024 is the 17th of its kind and will bring the world of scientific imaging together in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities - Copenhagen, Denmark.

IPT TV, 24 January 2024

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Turning an Ocean of Data Into Actionable Wisdom To Support Optimal Site Identification

Advancements in AI can help the pharmaceutical industry identify the best sites for their clinical trials through the harnessing of Big Data

 14 December 2022
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