Category Archives: Latest News

Tiziano Ultra-Compact Automatic Stainer

Tiziano Ultra Compact Automatic Stainer | Medical Supply Company

Tiziano Ultra-Compact Automatic Stainer New from Diapath the Tiziano is an automatic stainer for special stainings, intraoperative pathology consultation, H&E, Papanicolaou, and R.O.S.E.. Ideal for user in Cytology, Anatomic Pathology and Microbiology laboratories. The Tiziano is small in size, an extremely versatile and low maintenance instrument optimizes the space inside the laboratory. The automation allows […]

Keith Tipton Medal 2018

For the fourth year running MSC has proudly sponsored the Keith Tipton medal for the best postgraduate project.  The medal was awarded to Xiaoxiao Yu.  Her supervisor is Martin Caffrey and the working title of her thesis is: “Structural and Functional Studies of Lipoprotein Signal Peptidase (LspA) from Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)”.

Equipment Roadshow 2018

Equipment Roadshow 2018 | Medical Supply Company

The Life Science team set off on our Equipment Roadshow event for the 4th year running in the MSC van at the end of September. We visited nine different sites, and over five universities/institutes displaying over 20 pieces of equipment. Included, were, pipettes, heat blocks, shakers, centrifuges, vortexes, gel documentation systems, tube labellers, plate readers […]

Slowing down the threat of antibiotic resistance

threat of antibiotic resistance | Medical Supply Company

Since the discovery of antibiotics, they have served as the foundation of modern medicine.  Continuous misuse and overuse have been responsible for and the spread of antibiotic resistance.  When bacteria become resistance to the drugs used to treat them, we end up with dangerously high levels of antibiotic resistance.  Antibiotic resistance is one of the […]

The importance of environmental isolate testing

objectionable organism | Medical Supply Company

Our friends over at Microbiologics have an excellent blog post on the importance of environmental isolate testing and identification in pharmaceutical laboratories. The post gives a summary of a presentation by Microbiologics Vice President of Research and Development Brian Beck Ph.D at Pharmaceutical Microbiology Fall Forum in Philadelphia, USA. Key topics covered include: • Importance […]

FecalSwab™ first Cary-Blair collection gets certification

FecalSwab™ | Medical Supply Company

We are delighted to be able to say that we partner with Copan who have announced that their FecalSwab™  is the first Cary-Blair collection and preservation device supplied with a certifcation that no detectable levels of nucleic acids of most common gastro-intestinal pathogens are found in the medium. FecalSwab™ Cary-Blair Collection and Transport System Convenient fecal […]

Smile you are in San Diego

Lisa from the Life Science team recently took a trip to the US to visit our suppliers Mirus Bio and BioLegend, and to attend the Society of Neuroscience (SFN) Meeting in San Diego. Mirus Bio treated Lisa to two days of intensive training in both the lab and desk on their extensive transfection portfolio. With […]

What role can technology play in supporting the Pharmacist?

Pharmacy Temperture monitoring | Medical Supply Company

What role can technology play in supporting the Pharmacist? Within every pharmacy exists the need to demonstrate safe medicine management, and so proper processes need to be in place for the storage and access-control of temperature-sensitive medicines and restricted medicines respectively. To quantify this, we are talking about basic fridges and freezers and door locks, […]

Himac European Dealer Meeting

Himac European Dealer Meeting | Medical Supply Company

Himac European Dealer Meeting MSC recently attended the Himac (formerly Hitachi Himac) European Dealer meeting in Livingston, Scotland. As well as updates on the existing ultracentrifuges (CP100NX), micro-ultracentrifuges (CS150NX, CS150NX), and high-speed centrifuges (CR22N, CR7) the new high-speed CR30NX was launched. The CR30NX bridges the gap between traditional high-speed centrifuges and ultracentrifuges. It offers max […]

Pfizer pharmaceutical presentation for The Peter McVerry Trust

Following our recent soccer tournament our Managing Director Eimear Scully along with our Pharmaceutical, food and Industrial Sales manager Cian Murphy paid a visit to Pfizer Grangecastle for the official presentation of the winning trophy to the MSC laboratory Cup winners 2018 “Pfizer pharmaceutical”. The nominated charity chosen by Pfizer was The Peter McVerry Trust […]