[email protected] Brief - February 2022

25 February 2022

GIVEN THE terrible news from Ukraine I'm sure everyone's thoughts are with the people there. It's likely that many members trade with either Ukraine or Russia and will face difficulties in the future. If you are affected, please get in touch.
At the other end of the scale, it's not long now until we will be enjoying our first major in-person conference for over two years and it's great that so many of you are able to support the event. We have sold out of spaces at the main conference hotel and also at the overspill hotel, but we still have places for day attendees so it’s not too late to book your place.
We have speakers explaining how you can take advantage of the Race to Zero to build your bottom line, and GAMBICA members sharing their insights on developments which will shape the lab industry for years to come. And as usual we will have plenty of time for debate, discussion and socialising. I do hope you can join us.


PS... The frogs are about a story in the standards bulletin about the use of formaldehyde to test fume cabinets. If you have a view, please get in touch.


PS, The frogs picture relates to an item in the standards bulletin about the proposal to end the use of formaldehyde as a test gas for fume cabinets.

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In this month's issue:
New £7 million fund to help UK Health Tech SMEs with regulation... GAMBICA members press the case for customs reform in response to sudden government call for evidence... Northern Ireland problems?... Reminder to register for dual use and technology export licencing... Cyber risk alert... Public Accounts Committee report on Brexit... Chips Act aims to make Europe a semiconductor powerhouse... Questions and Answers... Upcoming GAMBICA webinars... Events... Medlab conference predicts increasingly equipment-heavy labs and the migration of routine testing from hospitals to pharmacies... Licensing delays likely to get worse before they get better says ECJU... Evidence submitted on EU trading relationship... Analysis of business risk of trading in the Lebanon published... Only 10% of successful applicants receive full grant for overseas tradeshows... New GAMBICA member’s biotech range includes pipette cleaning equipment ... My Green Lab, the United Nations’ favoured Lab certification company, joins GAMBICA... Sheetmetal fabrication company in court after worker’s finger crushed... Employers set to award record pay rises in 2022,