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Anna MacDonald

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After obtaining a first-class honours degree in biological sciences from the University of East Anglia, Anna worked as a scientific conference producer before joining Technology Networks. As part of her role, Anna helps to coordinate coverage, working with key opinion leaders from industry and academia to produce content across all communities.

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Targeting EBV-Infected Cells To Treat Multiple Sclerosis

Technology Networks spoke to Atara’s chief medical officer, AJ Joshi, to learn more about ATA188 – an off-the-shelf, allogeneic T-cell immunotherapy – and how it could revolutionize treatment for MS patients.
Industry Insight

Streamlining Urinalysis Workflows

To learn more about the impact of manual inspection on urinalysis labs and how automated solutions such as the DxU Iris are helping to streamline workflows, Technology Networks spoke to Jose Crespo, senior director sales and marketing Europe, Beckman Coulter.
Industry Insight

Women in Science: Perspectives From Industry

In honor of International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2022, Technology Networks interviewed three women who have built successful careers within the scientific industry, to learn about their career paths and the reasons they chose to work in industry.

The Impact of Industry and Technology on the Next Generation of Scientists

In this listicle, we summarize the findings from the "Science Futures" project and highlight three areas in which industry and technology are impacting the next generation of scientists.
Industry Insight

A One-Stop Platform To Drive Progress in Gene Therapy Development

In this interview, Dr. Ren discusses some of the challenges that currently exist when developing gene therapies and explores how Cyagen’s one-stop gene therapy platform can help to address them.
Industry Insight

Gene-Edited Stem Cell-Derived Therapies – A Functional Cure for T1D?

Technology Networks spoke with Michael Yang, president and chief executive officer of ViaCyte, to learn more about the development of a stem cell-derived therapy for the treatment of T1D and the technology behind it.

Metabolomics-Based Blood Test Could Enable Earlier Detection of Cancer

Dr. James Larkin discusses the benefits of biofluid metabolomics and how an NMR-based approach could help to improve the way that cancer is detected and monitored in patients with nonspecific symptoms.
Industry Insight

How Do Spreadsheets Hold Back Pharma Innovation?

Technology Networks spoke to Jesse Harris to learn why spreadsheets can be a bottleneck for pharma research and explore how they compare to laboratory informatics tools.
Industry Insight

Building Expertise in Ion Chromatography

In this interview, Gemma Ellison tells us more about the Ion Chromatography Education Hub, the range of content that it offers, and the benefits it provides IC users, whether they are new to the technique or have several years of experience.

Industry Insight

PFAS Strategic Roadmap: Highlights and Expected Impacts

In this interview, Dr. Craig Butt discusses some of the highlights from the Roadmap and its expected impacts.