32017Jul
Spotlight On: MSE centrifuges

Spotlight On: MSE centrifuges

In what will be the first in a series of ‘Spotlight On’ blogs, we will be taking a closer look at one of the numerous manufacturers that Henderson Biomedical works closely with. This time we take a look at the leading British centrifuge manufacturer, MSE. A short history of MSE centrifuges MSE (Measuring and Scientific…

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72017Jun
How historic deadly diseases are making a comeback

How historic deadly diseases are making a comeback

It is hard to believe that in our modern Western world, diseases that we thought were preventable are now making a comeback. This month, we take a look at some of the diseases and viruses that are making a comeback. The bubonic plague Known as the ‘black death’ during the 14th century, it wiped out…

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162017May
Heat sealers: which one is right for me?

Heat sealers: which one is right for me?

Heat sealers come in many forms. It can be hard to decide on which option is best for you. Henderson Biomedical have years of experience in the service, repair, calibration and sale of heat sealers. We have the expertise to advise you on which sealer would be right for you. Should I choose a rotary…

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242017Mar
Advances in smart wound dressings

Advances in smart wound dressings

Wound dressings has developed dramatically over the years. From a simple needle and thread, to synthetic fibres that dissolve, the world of wound care has changed immeasurably. In recent years, we have even seen synthetic glue be used to heal wounds. Today, cutting edge research is underway around the world to develop what is known…

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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 end 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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