Is 2017 the year to expand upon your capabilities?

Scientific Analysis Laboratories (SAL) are starting the year off by hosting several training courses across the UK. Continuing on from the success of 2016, course dates have now been booked for the Microbiology and Pesticides training courses in Cambridge – with a new,

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Metrion Biosciences and Peakdale Molecular sign Integrated Drug Discovery Partnership

Peakdale Molecular Limited, a UK-based provider of drug discovery services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries and part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, has signed a collaboration agreement with Metrion Biosciences Limited, a specialist ion channel contract research organisation, to offer complete Integrated Drug Discovery Programmes to new and existing and new customers for ion channel targets.

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Training Courses – Last 2 of the Year…

After a very successful year so far at SAL’s Cambridge branch, our training courses are now coming to an end for 2016.
Two of our courses, ‘Introduction to Microbiology Testing in Food’ and ‘Introduction to Pesticide Residue Analysis and Legislation’ have proven to be extremely popular this year –

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CXR Biosciences to expand its mechanistic toxicology services following Scientific Advisory Board endorsement

CXR Biosciences, part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, held its second Scientific Advisory Board recently which focused on the mechanistic toxicology services required by the agrochemical, chemical, pharmaceutical and consumer products industries.
CXR brought together experienced investigative toxicologists from across the various target industries to debate industry needs and emerging trends and how CXR could utilise its specific experience in this space to maximise the opportunities.

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Cliff Elcombe, an Obituary

CLIFF ELCOMBE
OBITUARY
Dr Cliff Elcombe was a well-known and accomplished British toxicologist, who spent almost his entire career investigating the mechanisms of toxicity of various industrial chemicals and agrochemicals.  He had an enviable reputation for his knowledge of, and insight into,

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Announcement

It is with great sadness that we learned that our colleague Dr Cliff Elcombe died suddenly last Thursday, 25th August after a short illness.
Cliff was co-founder and Research Director of CXR, and an internationally renowned toxicologist.
Cliff played a huge role in the formation and success of CXR,

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Scientific Analysis Laboratories (SAL) only one of two UK laboratories accredited for the analysis of isocyanates in urine

Scientific Analysis Laboratories (SAL), part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, has been awarded UKAS accreditation for the analysis of isocyanates in urine making them one of only two suppliers accredited to do so in the UK.
SAL, which offers global analytical services for a range of sectors is one of the largest independent laboratories in Europe;

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Delivering Quantitative Metals Testing by ICP OES

Summary
Agenda1 were selected by the client to assist them with the analysis of their product to develop and validate a method for quantitative metals analysis by ICP-OES in accordance with USP 232 and 233.
The client is an international company supplying high quality drug products.

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Validation of 18 Analytical Methods to Support Pulmonary Product Development

Challenge
The client was developing a pMDI drug product with a complex multi-stage manufacturing  process  involving API re-crystallization and particle size reduction steps . Wide-ranging validated analytical methods (physical, solid-state, chromatographic) were required to release AP I at various stages of the manufacturing process and to support research activities. 

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Concept Life Sciences Groups Expands Its Services to the US

The Concept Life Sciences Group, a group created following the acquisition of Peakdale Molecular Limited, Scientific Analysis Laboratories Limited and Resource & Environmental Consultants Limited, has launched its services in the US. The integrated group, which further expanded following the acquisition of CXR Biosciences and Agenda1 Analytical Services in 2015,

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2016 FCG Postgraduate Event Scotland

The Scotland section meeting of the annual SCI Postgraduate Symposium took place at the University of St. Andrews on Tuesday 12 April 2016.
An audience of over 70 attended the meeting and they were treated to ten talks by speakers from five universities;

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Peakdale Hosts ECHONET Training Day

On Friday 15th April Peakdale will host the next ECHONET training day at their Chapel-en-le-Frith Headquarters. During this 1 day event, Peakdale will host a number of workshop classes, geared towards medicinal chemistry. A mixture of hands-on modules and theoretical seminars will give researchers attending the day an introduction to the basic aspects and current developments in medicinal chemistry.

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Concept Life Sciences Strengthens Senior Management Team

Knowledge based, science led business, Concept Life Sciences, has further strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of three executives.

Dave Watson has been appointed Managing Director of Scientific Analysis Laboratories (part of the Concept Life Sciences Group);
Sarah Taylor as Group HR Director;

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New investigative toxicology research from CXR Biosciences: six posters to be co-presented at the upcoming Society of Toxicology conference in partnership with BASF, Adama, Monsanto and the H4R REACH consortium

CXR Biosciences, the investigative and exploratory toxicology company, is co-presenting six posters at the upcoming Society of Toxicology meeting in New Orleans on 13th – 17th March.  This innovative research has been performed with several CXR customers including BASF, Adama, Monsanto and the H4R REACH consortium.

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RECRUITING TALENT

Agenda1 has very much enjoyed the recent process of recruiting to its first Graduate Recruitment Programme.
Historically, vacancies at Agenda1 have been filled in the traditional way; that is, by candidates who have already been in work and who are able to demonstrate competence for the job required.

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SAL LAUNCHES A NEW SERVICE!

We are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new service, Refused Derived Fuel (RDF) and Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) to add to our collection of specialist accredited analytical services.
Due to Government changes, there is an increase in demand for RDF and SRF testing across the UK.

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Microbiology and Pesticides Training Courses

Throughout 2016, SAL are pleased to announce they will be holding several dates for the ‘Introduction to Microbiology Testing in Food’ course. Alongside this, a select few dates will be held for the ‘Introduction to Pesticide Residue Analysis and Legislation’ course.

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Christmas Jumper Day 2016

Yesterday was our annual Christmas Jumper Day here at Peakdale Molecular, and it was the best year to date! Some fantastic jumpers worn and what an excuse to keep warm in festive style!

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Christmas and New Year Opening Times

A SAL Courier can be booked for collections and deliveries between Christmas and New Year if required, please arrange with your Project Manager prior to Thursday 24th December.
Monday 21st December: Normal Laboratory Service
Tuesday 22nd December: Normal Laboratory Service
Wednesday 23rd December: Normal Laboratory Service
Thursday 24th December: Normal Laboratory Service until 2pm
Friday 25th &

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Peakdale Enter 3rd National Retrosynthesis Competition 2016

Following the previous event in 2012 and 2015, the RSC and SCI are running the 3rd National Retrosynthesis competition with the final being held at RSC HQ, Burlington House on 11th March 2016. The event is open to all UK academic and industrial groups, in previous years having attracted over 150 applicants.

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SAL Food Conference Success!

Last Thursday 22nd October, SAL hosted its first Food Conference at The Evolution Suite Old Trafford, Manchester. The event titled ‘Food Safety – The Challenge to The Industry’ was a huge success attracting over 80 key delegates from the food industry.

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Peakdale Bake Sale Raises funds for Mountain Rescue Charity

Each year we organise a bake sale to help raise some well deserved funds for local charities, this year has been the best year to date with some fantastic entries! Each year our staff at our Chapel-en-le-Frith site did not disappoint and managed to impress with their culinary skills, all the hard work paying off with the money raised, just take a look at some of the fantastic entries below.

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Pesticide Training Course, 18th November 2015

SAL will be holding their next ‘Introduction to Pesticide Residue Analysis and Legislation’ training course in Cambridge. The one day course will be held at the Hallmark Hotel on Wednesday 18th November 2015 costing GBP 250 (plus VAT). The price includes refreshments,

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