As part of the new CML Green Initiative (What’s that I hear you ask? Read more here!), the CML Green Initiative Committee have been holding “Eco Exchanges”.
These sessions, held by our very own Cara Hetherington, are all about simple changes you can make at home and work to reduce your environmental impact.
The first exchange Eco Exchange offered a great forum for people to discuss how they are attempting to reduce their carbon footprint at home, challenges they’ve faced, the pros and cons of the new changes they’ve tried at home. Read on for some of the tried and tested ideas from the meeting.
Time for coffee, a biscuit and puzzle!Did you know that all of the Caltag Medsystems shipments to customers contain a small gift of biscuits, pen, puzzle and at the moment we still have some 2020 desk calendars.
If you fancy challenging your brain at your next coffee break, why not request a goodie pack from our marketing team via email@example.com.
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Young Carers BucksThis year over Christmas, a group decision was made to forgo the office “Secret Santa”, and instead donate to a local charity. We were proud to raise £176 for Young Carers Bucks. They support 6-18 year olds who care for someone in their own home who is ill, has a physical or mental disability, or drug or alcohol dependency. A truly worthy cause.
Christmas Opening Hours & Shipping DatesCaltag Medsystems will be closed from midday (GMT) on Tuesday 24th December 2019 for the Christmas Holiday. We will re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2020.
The last dispatch date for orders will be Wednesday 18th December 2019. All other orders will be shipped in the New Year.
Thank you for your custom, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us.
James the Mince Pie Champion!During our staff meeting this month, we thought we'd get into the spirit of the season by having a competition to see who could eat the most mince pies in 1 minute.
There were 2 front-runners right from the start with James just beating Camilla with about 5 seconds to spare. This is his second win in this type of competition as he also won our hot dog eating challenge. Hope his prize of a magnum of Prosecco washes it all down!
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division of Caltag Medsystems, will be exhibiting at the 34th Annual
Clinical Cytometry Meeting & Course, held by the International Clinical Cytometry
Society (ICCS) in Atlanta, USA.
The ICCS 2019
Meeting & Course is designed for medical professionals to brush up on the
latest tools and technologies available for patient sample analysis by flow
If you are
attending, say hello to James and learn more about how TransFix can assist in
preserving patient samples at booth 301.
ESCCA 2019Cytomark was proud to share a booth with InstruNor at the recent European society for clinical cell analysis meeting in Bergen, Norway.
The FlowStainer from InstruNor is a fully automated sample preparation instrument for flow cytometry, leaving more time for analysis and research for the users.
TransFix from Cytomark is a cell-stabilisation solution, allowing users to defer flow cytometric analysis of sensitive samples.
Together, both companies are committed to helping reduce the pressure put on flow cytometry labs.
Join us for ‘Lunch and Learn’ or Let’s Break to Educate’ session!Are you a stem cell leader, a researcher, cell culture specialist or scientist interested in new exciting Cell culture technology?
We will be hosting StemBioSys for a series of FREE seminars on CELLvo™ technology ‘the next evolution in Cell Culture’ across several UK Science Parks in October. This is a first come, first served event but you can book your place by sending RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or just turn up on the day.
Brochures, goodie packs loaded with cell culture research essentials, food and drinks will be provided.
7th Oct 14:30: The Boardroom, Biocity, Nottingham
8th Oct 10:00: Mall Area, UCB Celltech, Slough (Vendors day USB Celltech Slough site employees only)
10th Oct 10:00: The Thames, Milton Park Innovation Centre, Milton, Abingdon
10th Oct 14:30: Conference Room 1, Magdalen Centre, Oxford Science Park, Oxford
11th Oct 12:00: King’s Hedges Room, Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge
It’s good to be green…In an effort to improve our carbon footprint, Caltag Medsystems Ltd. have now formed the “CML Green Committee”. Headed by Trish, the committee comprises of Helen, Camilla, James, Cara, and Nikki to represent each department of our company. Having starting with a company-wide environmental review, we are now looking for ways we can reduce the carbon footprint of our company, and support local green initiatives.
Summer BBQThe Caltag Medsystems summer BBQ was held at the start of July, in time for the good weather. It was an afternoon of good company and good food, spent relaxing in the garden. The ribs were especially tasty, with no leftovers! However there was still a queue for dessert.
Innocent - Welcome to the Caltag Medsystems FamilyWe are delighted to welcome Innocent to the Caltag Medsystems family.
Innocent starts as a Product Manager with sales focus on Europe. He brings a wealth of product management experience to the company as well as achieving a Masters in Chemical Research. Welcome Innocent.
Cyto is one of the largest international flow cytometry congresses and is the world's leading event in international collaboration for the advancement of the field of cytometry.
If you are attending, say hello to Dean and James and learn more about TransFix at booth 124.
34th Congress of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry
23th - 26th June 2019 Vancouver Convention Centre, Canada
Caltag Medsystems Beach ball Competition
To support the start of
the Women’s Football World Cup, Caltag Medsystems are giving away beachballs.
Take your beachball on your travels around the world this summer, upload a
picture of your beachball to linkedIn with #caltagmedsystems, and the most
interesting/unusual locations will be entered in our prize draw. To redeem your
beachball contact us at email@example.com.
Afternoon Tea with the Caltag Medsystems TeamSome of the team recently enjoyed an Afternoon Tea feast after a day at work. The food was incredible and was even combined with a very hard quiz. Well done Tim Rowe and James for becoming the quiz champions!
Marathon ChallengeHere at Caltag Medsystems, we do like a challenge and so last Monday instead of relaxing on the bank holiday, some of the team took part in the Milton Keynes Marathon Weekend.
The relay marathon runners were:
Tim Rowe (Scientist)
Hannah Hills (Sales & marketing)
Dean Coupar (MD of Cytomark)
Camilla Atkinson (Sales & Logistics)
They completed it in 4 hours 20mins
Nicki (Scientist) and her husband both ran the full marathon in PB times of 4 hours, 8 minutes - congratulations to them both.
The boss made sure everyone was re-hydrated at the end!
Caltag Medsystems is attending TERMIS 2019TERMIS is the most prominent organisation in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine globally. TERMIS promotes education, research, innovation, clinical translation and social responsibility within the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine through regular meetings, training courses, scientific and lay publications, outreach activities and other forms of communication. TERMIS also provides an international forum for the informed discussion of challenges and achievements of tissue engineering therapies.
We are pleased to announce that we will be attending TERMIS-EU 2019 meeting to be held from the 27th to the 31st of May 2019 at Rhodes, Greece. The theme of the meeting is ‘Tissue Engineering Therapies: From concept to clinical translation and commercialisation’. The meeting is highly important to scientists, clinicians and industries interested in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine therapies that aspire to revolutionise healthcare with their reparative capacity.
Visit Hannah Hills at booth 5 to learn about products. If you’d like to book an appointment, please contact Hannah Hills at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webinar: Development of Cell-Derived Extracellular MatricesDate & Time: May 8, 2019 (15.00 BST, 16.00 CEST)
StemBioSys® aims to catalyze progress in regenerative medicine by developing high-quality, innovative tools. Their core technology, CELLvo Matrix, is a cell-derived extracellular matrix for cell culture.
In this webinar, Dr. Travis Block will discuss the importance of cell-matrix interactions, the development of cell-derived matrices, and applications of these matrices in regenerative medicine for the treatment of age-related degenerative disease, and for cartilage repair.
About the speaker: Travis Block earned a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from UT Health San Antonio and the University of Texas at San Antonio. He serves as the Senior Scientist for StemBioSys and adjunct professor in the school of dentistry at UT Health San Antonio.
Email email@example.com to sign up!
Nikki - Welcome to the Caltag Medsystems FamilyWe are delighted to welcome Nikki Hambly to the Caltag Medsystems family.
Nikki has joined our rapidly growing Sales & Marketing team as another Sales and Customer Service Support Administrator. She brings a wealth of human biology experience to the company, as well as an exemplary record in customer service support. Welcome Nikki.
Join us for 'Wear a Hat Day' on Friday 29th MarchJoin us for Wear A Hat Day on Friday 29th March! The Premier Brain Tumour Awareness event in the UK; helping to support long-term, life-saving research.
Startlingly one in 50 people who die under the age of 60 years do so from brain cancer. Just as shockingly, 71% of those who die of a brain tumour will be under 75 years old, compared to 47% for all cancers.
Despite this, brain cancer continues to receive less than 1% of the national spend on cancer research.
Brain Tumour Research has a mission to raise £7 million a year to fund world-class, sustainable and continuous scientific research into all types of brain tumours in seven centres of excellence across the UK. These centres will work together sharing knowledge locally, nationally and internationally to find a cure for brain tumours whilst educating the next generation of leading neuro-oncologists.
Caltag Medsystems would like to help this charity raise as much money as possible. Don a hat for the day, take a photo and post it on our Facebook page (Caltag Medsystems).
We’ll donate £1 towards brain tumour research for every photo posted (braintumourresearch.org).
Renovos, based in Southampton, UK, is commercialising the world-class research undertaken at the University of Southampton and draws on over 50 years of combined expertise in skeletal stem cells, translational orthopaedic research and materials for tissue repair.
Caltag Medsystems are the global distributor of Renovos Mesenchymal Stem Cells which have been isolated from patients with Osteoarthritis.
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The team at Caltag Medsystems were challenged to test our
detective skills and took part in UK’s largest escape room called ‘Locked In A
Room’. We were divided into 3 teams at random and locked in a room faced with a
non-physical, yet exhilarating, completely immersive race against the clock.
Cryptic clues, tests and puzzles stretched our usual thought processes to allow
us to escape within 60 minutes. We demonstrated our great teamwork and all 3
teams escaped within the required timeframe, the fastest having 1min 25secs to
spare. A great evening was had by all.
Hot Dog Eating Competition
The Caltag Medsystems team decided to have an impromptu competition to see who could eat 3 hot dogs (with the buns) in the quickest time. After 3 minutes and 10 seconds, James was declared the winner!
Christmas Opening Hours and Shipping DatesCaltag Medsystems will be closed from 5pm (GMT) on Friday 21st December 2018 for the Christmas Holiday. We will re-open on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.
The last dispatch date for orders will be Wednesday 19th December 2018. All other orders will be shipped in the New Year.
Thank you for your custom, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us.