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Opinion

Could a radical approach to mass screening conquer COVID this winter?

27th Nov 2021

The next step in the fight against coronavirus looks set to be mass screening of whole cities and towns. Symon Cotton, Head of Life Sciences at Cambridge Consultants, believes that so-called multipool screening could make all the difference to the success of this approach during the current second wave of the virus.

  • Dispense
Opinion

Shooting for the moon: how to test 10 million samples for COVID-19

23rd Oct 2021

In September the UK government announced Operation Moonshot – to deliver the mass screening of 10 million samples for COVID-19 every day. Andrew Goulter takes a pragmatic look at five key areas of focus if we are to increase screening efficiency and capacity. 

  • Dispense
Whitepaper

Engineering the future of innovations in oncology

27th Aug 2020

This paper highlights macro and micro factors affecting oncology and proposes a partnership-driven framework to catalyze innovation for oncology-focused biopharma – as well as the role that select high-impact technologies will have on the on the entire value-chain of cancer research and care delivery. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Bioinnovation
  • Digital health
  • Dispense
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Opinion

Reward beyond the award: our acclaimed smart device could improve quality of life for IVF patients

4th Mar 2020

It was fantastic to win one of the coveted iF DESIGN AWARDS for Alma, our smart cooling case for injectable fertility drugs. International recognition was a nice boost to the team responsible for a concept with potential to improve quality of life for women facing the challenges of IVF treatment...

  • Dispense
  • Product realisation
  • Project management
Opinion

Personalization beyond the hype – the real beauty is in valuable consumer engagement

3rd Jan 2020

With the incessant desire for ever-more personalized products continuing to grow globally, brands are falling over themselves to find new ways of enticing and engaging with their audiences. Beauty is a particularly...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Dispense
  • Sensing
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

The low alcohol beer revolution - MY Beer MY Way at point of serve

12th Jun 2019

Low and no alcohol beer has been around since the 1980s, but recently there’s been a revolution in the non-alcoholic drinks sector including beer

  • Digital service innovation
  • Dispense
  • Innovation management
Opinion

Low cost nano-climate control for vertical farming

15th Mar 2019

Vertical farming pushes the boundaries of a microclimate. But while lighting and sensors have evolved, cooling systems are almost identical to those first introduced in the 1900s. Vertical farming pushes the boundaries...

 

  • Dispense
  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Mechanical engineering
Infographic

How to make a non-smart system smart

16th Jan 2019

Thanks to AI and smart algorithms combined with low cost sensors, giving legacy system 'smarts' is an effective way in delivering a multitude of benefits.

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital service innovation
  • Dispense
  • AI & Analytics
  • Sensing
Opinion

2018 Giant Health Event - The Future is FemTech

22nd Nov 2018

Menopause is in the spotlight helped by coverage from the BBC and other websites. Nicola Millar presented how technology can provide drug-free alternatives to help women going through menopause.

  • Dispense
  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Sensing
Opinion

Neonics - bee genocide or environmental scapegoat?

16th May 2018

In April of this year the use of neonicotinoid in all outdoor crop applications was banned. So why are these particular insecticides particularly harmful to bees?

  • Dispense
  • Physical sciences
Vlog

Technology to deliver the perfect pint

1st Mar 2018

Edd Brunner looks at what digital and sensor technology can bring to beer and soft drink on-trade draught systems. 

  • Digital service innovation
  • Dispense
  • Sensing
Opinion

Latte Levy – the good, the bad and the indifferent

5th Jan 2018

Coffee cups have become a symbol of waste and recycling challenges, even though they actually represent a tiny fraction of takeaway beverage containers put on the market.

  • Dispense
  • Human factors
  • User Experience (UX)