Extractables and Leachables Testing and the Pharma Sector

The pharmaceutical industry is laden with regulations, quality control standards, and a relentless drive for efficacy. A critical aspect of this matrix is the robustness of extractables and leachables (E&L) testing services. As a key component of drug safety assessments, E&L studies mitigate risks related to contaminants leaching from packaging, storage systems, and medical devices…


Enhancing Safety on Nuclear Sites

Drone pilots have successfully completed two flight firsts at the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria, United Kingdom as it improves employee safety during decommissioning.  The successful deployment of the Elios 3 drone equipped with a LiDAR sensor marks a major milestone for the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) team, enabling Sellafield Ltd to achieve unparalleled efficiency…


European Retailers Fear for In-store Operations

New research from Sony Professional Displays & Solutions reveals UK and German retailers are preparing proactively for the critical Christmas and New Year trading period as their counterparts in France adopt a more laissez-faire approach. Despite retailers entering the first un-disrupted Christmas since 2019, close to half (43%) of those in the Europe are concerned…


IDEXX Acquisition Expands Water Testing Capabilities

IDEXX has acquired Tecta-PDS, an innovative Canadian provider of automated water microbiology testing solutions for E. coli, total coliforms and other parameters used for laboratory and in-field analyses. Founded in 2003, Tecta-PDS has developed an effective and reliable automated water testing solution and has grown to expand its customer base in more than 50 countries.…


Atkins Leads on Road ‘Noise Camera’ Trials

A road camera which has been designed to identify and track drivers who rev-up engines and use modified exhausts in contravention of current rules is being installed at four UK locations as part of a trial to clampdown on antisocial driving. The Transport Secretary has confirmed the four locations, Bradford, Gloucestershire, Great Yarmouth and Birmingham,…


Sodexo Live! Introduces Robot Busser at Dulles International Airport

The Lufthansa lounge at Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C. has welcomed a futuristic new employee. Named LUFTH-I, this beta-stage robotic busser from Bear Robotics is helping employees by quickly collecting dirty dishes and glassware as it roams the lounge. LUFTH-I is then able to autonomously go to the cleaning area to drop off dishes…


Launch of Cavity Wall Insulation with Low Lamda Rating

ROCKWOOL is claiming the UK’s lowest thermal conductivity rating for its new stone wool acoustic and fire insulation product for cavity walls, NyRock® Cavity Slab 032. Providing specifiers with a low lambda, non-combustible stone wool slab for full and partial fill masonry cavities that enables a thinner wall construction, the solution utilises the company’s patented…

FM Magazine

UK Real Estate Sector Reacts to BoE Interest Rates Rise

FM Magazine sounded out Paresh Raja, CEO of Market Financial Solutions (MFS) and Shojun CEO, Jatin Ondhia, on the 50 basis point hike in interest rates announced today by the Bank of England.  Paresh Raja, CEO, MFS, says: “The property market is being pulled strongly in two different directions. Today’s interest rate hike is significant, impacting…


Mitie Supports Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief Effort with Hygiene Equipment

Mitie has shipped vital PPE and other hygiene supplies to the GE Operator Humanitarian Centre in Warsaw, which will be used for essential medical care and general hygiene for people fleeing the war in Ukraine. The centre offers temporary refuge and aid to those displaced by the war and has so far supported more than…


Governor of Queensland Visits Cambridge Liquid Sensor Business

AI and machine learning technology business InferSens has welcomed Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM, Governor of Queensland to its new headquarters at the St John’s Innovation Centre in Cambridge, UK. InferSens currently applies its expertise in tinyML – an emerging branch of machine learning that shrinks deep learning networks to fit…


Parr FM Secures Place on New £800m NHS Hard FM Framework Agreement

UK facility services provider Parr Facilities Management (Parr FM) which operates offices in Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast, has been named as a supplier on the NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) second-generation Hard Facilities Management framework agreement. The Hard Facilities Management 2 (Hard FM) framework agreement offers a compliant route to market to all NHS…


The New Standard of Indoor Air Quality

John McPherson, managing director, ABM UK, explains why the absence of a consensus global standard for Indoor Air Quality presents difficulties for facility managers, and the measures his company is taking to preventing sick building syndrome (SBS) in client locations. The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically disrupted life around the world, and most profoundly, our interactions outside…

Automation & AI

FIFA to Introduce Semi-automated Offside Technology for 2022 World Cup

Technology uses tracking cameras mounted underneath stadium roofs.


CICV Calls for UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) Mark Intervention

The Construction Industry Collective Voice (CICV) is calling on the Scottish Government to intervene and help address concerns raised by Scottish construction businesses over the introduction of the new UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) mark. The unique trades organisation’s Post-Brexit and Trade Group has written to Business Minister Ivan McKee requesting assistance as CICV businesses grapple…


Triplett Launches Environmental Particle Counter for IAQ Monitoring

Simultaneously measures 6 channels of particle sizes down to 0.3 microns

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