26/04/18 Attendance to Wounds UK Infection Day and 5th SIG Mass Spectrometry Imaging Symposium
The week commencing the 16th April, Innovenn was lucky enough to present at the 5th SIG Mass Spectrometry Imaging (MSI) Symposium at Sheffield Hallam University and attend the Wounds UK Infection Day at York Racecourse.
The MSI Symposium gave a fantastic overview of the latest research being conducted across the world in both academia and industry. There were subtle differences in the use of MSI in research between industry and academia. There was definitely an emphasis on MSI as part of a complimentary analysis technique in a multimodal approach to discover a drug’s mode of action whereas, academia is advancing the technique to get the best spatial resolution and optimising deposition and ionisation strategies to detect a wider range of analytes. The diversity in the information gained from using this technique was highlighted in all the talks and posters presented at this thought provoking conference. We would also like to congratulate Cristina Russo from Sheffield Hallam University for winning best poster, especially as her PhD is using Labskin to assess the quantitation limits of MALDI-MSI.
We attended the Wounds UK Infection Day as delegates and we were extremely fascinated to hear about all the research going on at hospitals to help alleviate wound infections. There were a lot of discussions on the antibiotic resistance crisis and implementing new strategies to prevent surgery site infections by improving the perioperative care (thorough skin preparation prior to surgery and antibiotic administration immediately after surgery). There was a definite key message to take home highlighting wounds are dynamic environments and preventative is better than cure.
Here at Innovenn, we love being involved in current research and listening to all the novel work being conducted around the world.