FLYING IN THE FACE OF THE VIRUS

Extraordinary circumstances require innovative solutions.  With the airline industry all but grounded by the pandemic, Emirates has led the way with a ground-breaking 10-minute Covid19 blood test which is carried out at the airport prior to departure, ensuring that all of their passengers are free from the virus as they travel.  They have also pioneered […]

A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY

Solmedia is a limited company and supplier of laboratory equipment and consumables particularly targeted at specialist pathology disciplines. Based in the Shropshire town of Shrewsbury, it has a nationwide distribution capability. The company has a long and distinguished history, having been created in 1910 by Mr F R Chopping, who developed a specialist soluble medium […]

COULD USING THERMOMETERS HELP US ALL GET BACK TO WORK?

As with so many of the theories surrounding Coronavirus, the jury’s out.   There seems to be little scientific consensus on the general use of thermometers to detect Covid19, largely because both scientists and doctors are reluctant to endorse the results unequivocally. It is true that thermometers can misread.  Plus, people who are in the early […]

BUILDING A SAFE AND FUNCTIONAL LABORATORY

As the media obsesses with the translation of the government’s guidelines into tangible steps to get people back to work, most pathology labs are taking a more pragmatic and constructive view by simply getting on with it. It’s very often the most straight-forward measures that can play a part.  Creating independent work stations with space […]

DOING ALL WE CAN TO HELP

This is an appeal to anybody who is still seeking gloves, surgical masks, visors, anti-bacterial hand soap and anti-viral spray, please contact us.  We will do everything we can to help. Nick Wallach, Director of Solmedia, explains more fully, ‘because we already have established supply chains throughout the world, we are in an excellent position […]