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Celebrating our fifth anniversary

Platelet services five years

Recently we celebrated five years as Platelet Services and in this blog we are looking back on some of our highlights over the last five years and our plans for the future. Our history We began the company in 2018 with 4 part-time consultants and now are a talented team of 7. We have worked […]

American College of Toxicology (ACT) 44th Annual Meeting: post event round-up

ACT event

Platelet Services’ Natalia Dovlatova and Charlotte Jewell recently spent several days in Orlando, Florida while attending the American College of Toxicology (ACT) 44th Annual Meeting which took place at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel and brings together a community of scientists from pharmaceutical and biotech industries, regulatory agencies, CROs, academia, and R&D consultants. Key highlights […]

Therapeutic antibodies can have an effect on platelet function

Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) are being discovered and developed as new therapeutic approaches to combat different diseases such as cancers, autoimmune diseases, HIV and more. Some immunoglobulin G (IgG) mAbs have been shown to affect platelet function with risk of thrombotic or bleeding side effects occurring in patients. They can induce platelet activation by different mechanisms […]

Meet the team: Dr Paul Cato

Senior Research Scientist, Paul Cato, started out his career in haematology and shares the career journey that led him back to working with platelets here at Platelet Services. Always interested in science, Paul went to the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol to study biology. It was while he was studying towards […]

Andrew Johnson: Celebrating 40 years in science

Andrew Johnson is the Laboratory Manager at Platelet Services and this year, he celebrates 40 years working in science. In our latest blog, Andrew shares his career journey that led him to Platelet Services. From an early age, Andrew was always interested in science. At school he took CSEs but knew he needed to get […]

EUPLAN International Conference: post event round-up

Platelet Services’ Charlotte Jewell and Paul Cato recently jetted off on an exciting trip to Milan, Italy to attend the EUPLAN International Conference. It took place at the beautiful University of Milan, which possesses important artistic and cultural heritage dating back to the 15th Century.  Charlotte and Paul were delighted to join fellow scientists from […]

World Thrombosis Day

Thursday 13th October marks World Thrombosis Day, a day that focuses on the condition of thrombosis by spreading awareness, hosting educational events and advocating for systems of care to properly prevent, diagnose and treat the condition. Platelet Services are supporting World Thrombosis Day (WTD) as a partner organisation to help spread awareness of the campaign. […]

ELRIG-inspired thoughts

“There’s more than one way to catch a rabbit” is a phrase brought to mind after 2 days at the ELRIG meeting in London last week. Platelet Services presented a poster featuring our progress in establishing a 96-well format platelet viability assay. Validation of the assay used a range of pro-apoptotic BCL inhibitors, confirming the […]

Platelet Function Testing in Target Safety Assessment

Adverse findings in non-clinical safety/toxicity testing continue to be a major reason for failure and/or complexity in drug projects. Since primary target-related toxicity plays a role in a significant proportion of these failures, an in-depth assessment of potential adverse consequences of target modulation can provide an important de-risking step in the discovery phase. Target Safety […]

Maximising Opportunities

Charlotte was Platelet Services’ first official employee and joined the company in 2020 following her studies in Manchester. Her appointment was supported by a grant from Nottingham Trent University and since joining, Charlotte has been developing her skills and expertise in platelets. In her blog, Charlotte explains how grasping the opportunity to join Platelet Services […]

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