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Our technical support is never far away

Our team includes laboratory scientists who are always on hand if you have something that you need to ask.

Launch of Tiziano

The new Ultra-Compact Automatic Special Stainer will shortly be available in the UK.

Job Vacancy: Technical Service Engineer

We're looking to recruit a Technical Service Engineer who has experience in electrical and mechanical equipment maintenance and repair.

Job Vacancy: Laboratory Chemist

We're looking to recruit a Laboratory Chemist to join our production team in the production of testing reagents, medical lab reagents and internal quality control.

Record Christmas period

At Solmedia this Christmas period was the busiest on record


The decision made by the UK to leave the European Union, or ‘Brexit’ as it has become known, means that we must embrace the challenges and changes that this decision will bring.

Christmas Closing Times

Our offices will be closed at 4:00pm on Monday 24th December 2018.

Customer Service Levels Peak

Here at Solmedia we record every incoming call and measure the quality of the response.

Pathologist Shortage

As a customer-focused company, we are constantly hearing that there is a serious shortage of Pathologists, and a survey by the Royal College of Pathologists found only 3% of the 103 NHS histopathology departments that responded had enough staff.

UK NEQAS CPT Annual participants Meeting

We had a great day at the UK NEQAS CPT Annual Participants Meeting. This year it was held in the heart of the city of London on Tuesday 30th October 2018 at the America Square Conference Centre, next to the ancient remains of the old city wall.


This “revolutionary” new drug which programmes the body to attack rogue cells


We are very pleased to welcome Natalie, our new Customer Account Manager

Another New Member Joins!

Solmedia would like to welcome Emma Moore, our new Business Development Manager, to the team.


We are very pleased to welcome Karen Perry to the team at Solmedia to increase the level of support.


A team of researchers have restored circulation to the brains of more than 100 decapitated pigs

Biomedical Science Day

Solmedia will be celebrating Biomedical Science day with some fun, a run and hopefully some sun!

Solmedia supporting Action Medical with our Cream Scones and Tea morning!

On Friday 29th June, Solmedia staff will be breaking off work to feast like royals with the Best of British Cream Scones and Tea


We are pleased to offer distant demonstration and training via video link using Zoom.

Scientist’s meeting with the PM causes a celebration back in rural India

Meeting a Prime Minister would be a significant moment for most of us


Recent events tell us that we could enter a new era with global threats from extremists and rogue administrations in the form of biological weapons.

2018 European Histopathology Forum

Solmedia are pleased to be attending the 15th annual meeting of histopathology leaders across many sectors who will be gathering for lectures, workshops and a discussion forum.

GDPR. The General Data Protection Regulation.

As we collect, store and use your details on our company database, Solmedia are committed to undergo a rigorous training and audit to conform with this new regulation that is about to be launched.

Training with Diapath

Staff attended a further week training at Diapath where we conducted tests on real samples simulating basic errors in processing, embedding, sectioning and staining.

Alzheimers Disease - The Big Killer

When you think of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you might think of a loss of memory, but you might not think of a loss of life. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease that destroys memory and interrupts normal mental functions.

Monthly Prize Draws

Don't miss out on our monthly prize draws, happening at the beginning of each month until April 2018.

Christmas Closure Times

Our offices will close at 5:00pm on Friday 22nd December 2017 The last day for all normal despatches in 2017 will be on Thursday 21st December 2017 for delivery on Friday 22nd

New Breast Cancer Drugs Gets NHS Approval

Two new "breakthrough" drugs to treat breast cancer have been given the green light by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for use on the NHS.

UK NEQAS Cellular Pathology Technique Participant Meeting 2017

Solmedia are sponsoring the Annual Participant Meeting for UK NEQAS Cellular Pathology Technique on Tuesday, 31st October.

Welcome Zowie Bellingham

The team at Solmedia Ltd are pleased to announce a new member has joined. Pictured here is Candice, our Sales Account Manager, who was happily welcoming Zowie, our new Customer Services Manager to the team.

Join Solmedia at the Technical Skills Day on 11th October 2017

Solmedia are sponsoring the Technical Skills Day at the Michael Smith Building and will be exhibiting in the main foyer. The day will include seminars and a workshop on different microscopy techniques available to you in the Faculty. Those attending can visit the trade stands and have a chance to win some great prizes via our passport scheme.

China and Tobacco, 316 Million Smokers and Counting

Study shows that China dominates as world-leading tobacco consumer.

Intelligent Surgical Knife

The intelligent surgical knife (iKnife) was developed by Zoltan Takats of Imperial College London and works by using an old technology where an electrical current heats tissue to make incisions with minimal blood loss.

Training with Diapath and Trip Around Bergamo

In June, three of our team members went to Italy for product training at Diapath. Our Sales Account Manager, Candice, shares an insight into how the trip went below.

Solmedia competing for title of Coracle World Champions

This year Solmedia staff will be competing for the title of "Coracle World Champions" at this year’s Shrewsbury coracle race.

Could a paper test strip and smartphone help heart failure patients?

A paper test strip and a smartphone could help heart failure patients monitor their condition at home.

Welcome Joe Smith

Joe Smith joined us back in April and is a welcome addition to our team as our Laboratory Equipment Sales Specialist.

Technology linked to emerging diseases

With technological developments there is always a risk for the emergence of new unknown illnesses or conditions.

Welcome Andrew Jones

Solmedia are very happy to welcome our new Customer Account Manager, Andrew Jones.

New Team Member at Solmedia

The team at Solmedia Ltd are very happy to give a warm welcome to Candice, our new Sales Account Manager.

Severn Sales Moves Upstream

We are excited to announce that Solmedia Ltd has acquired Severn Sales, and as of the 3rd April their operation moved upstream from Bristol to Shrewsbury.

Solmedia at Manchester University

Solmedia are excited to be at Manchester University on Thursday 30th March where we will be showcasing our range of laboratory printers.

2017 European Histopathology Forum

Join Solmedia at the 2017 European Histopathology Forum for two days of workshops.

Virtual Reality in Medical Education

Microsoft HoloLens can change medical education and how we look at the world by projecting digital information onto what we are seeing.

Guy's Hospital Cancer Centre

Guy's Hospital, new state-of-the-art Cancer Centre opens its laboratories in January bringing most of the trust’s cancer care under one roof, alongside ground-breaking research and clinical trials, helping to improve cancer treatments and outcomes. The new centre will help treat more patients with cancer; about 6,500 each year and will deliver more radiotherapy treatments; up from 47,500 to 80,000 per year.

Staff help raise £5,454 for Newtown Hospital Fetal Heart Monitor

A new day assessment unit due to open at Newtown Hospital in early 2017 will include the introduction of a full-time ultrasound midwife and capabilities to provide scanning and fetal monitoring to mothers who are present with risk factors during the antenatal period.

UCL Receives More Than £167 Million In Funding From NIHR

University College London's three biomedical research centres have won more than £167 million in funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

New Team Member at Solmedia

The team at Solmedia Ltd are very glad to give a warm welcome to Maria and believe her passion for science, experience and training will assist in providing us extra resource to bring added benefit to our clients.

EU Directive on Sharp Injuries

The 2013 EU directive for the prevention of sharp injuries was intended to introduce measures to assist in the reduction of the 400,000 occupational injuries reported each year.

Launch of New Clinical Research Facilities

The final stages of an £8.9 million award to advance cancer medical research facilities at UCL/UCLH

Cancer Death Rates Decline

Statistics from Cancer Research UK reveal that improved screening and other testing programmes, faster diagnosis and advances in treatment have led to a ten per cent drop in death rates for cancer since 2003 in the UK.

GreenFix Fixation Proved Better Than Formalin

Recent feedback from our customer states that GreenFix is not only a preferred choice to Formalin due to its less harmful properties, but the fixation was also better.

Introducing Our NEW Finance Packages

We are now offering three different Finance Packages to suit your requirements for buying new equipment.

Is frog foam the future of healing drugs?

The researchers at Strathclyde University certainly think so. Their inspiration is being taken from a tiny amphibian in Trinidad, the Tungara frog.

Blood Test That Could Prevent Many Deaths

A simple blood test being developed by US scientists could prevent the deaths of thousands of lives. At an early stage bowel, breast, lung, stomach and womb cancer can be detected.

Sicura - Innovative Solution

Following the European Regulation below, Sicura is the innovative solution for protection from formalin vapours. Commission Regulation (EU) No 895/2014 of 14 August 2014 amending Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), formaldehyde meets the criteria for classification as carcinogenic (category 1B).


Blood tests that look for the Ebola virus are often expensive and can only be conducted by trained staff in a microbiology laboratory with automated diagnostic equipment. Here's an interesting interview with Dr. Peter Miethe, CEO, fzmb GmbH, Research Center of Medical Technology and Biotechnology. Dr. Miethe talks about Ebola being detected solely by a test strip, requirements for point-of-care in remote areas, and how this test came to be in Gui

Why there is still a need for embedding beads for tracking histology blocks

Beads are being increasingly used to identify an individual technician’s work when embedding tissue in paraffin blocks. Each member of staff has their own colour bead assigned to them which is recorded within the Quality Management System (QMS). Solmedia supplies a wide variety of beads so that when a member of staff leaves or a new member starts, the list of assigned bead colours is updated but not overwritten. There is an option to choose from


Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found a way to change Leukaemia cells into Leukaemia-killing immune cells. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, resulted from the discovery of an extremely rare human antibody and could lead to powerful new therapies for the treatment of Leukaemia and possibly other forms of cancer.

New Melanoma Vaccine Project

Dr. B.K. Sharma has just finished and published trials using a vaccine for treatment of Melanoma tumors. This article shows, through IHC, the immune response in the regional lympnodes. The initial study concludes that the induction of autologous vaccination in vivo by intralesional therapy with low-dose GM-CSF and IL-2 seems to induce tumor-specific response.

We are excited to have been awarded for IBMS Congress Best Exhibitor

For Solmedia Ltd the IBMS Congress 2015 was a huge success in terms of visitor numbers and interest in the range of our latest products. The stand, a mix of shell scheme and bespoke design was designed by our brand marketing agents and had a mix of simplicity, clarity and attractiveness that we feel led to us achieving this Best Shell Scheme award.