New Hallam lab opens

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Sheffield Hallam University has invested £200,000 in a state of the art laboratory to give bioscience students hands-on experience of cell culture - one of the few universities in the country to do so.

The new lab is equipped with industry and hospital standard equipment, and unlike many other universities, students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels will be taught practical skills.

Cell culture is the complex process by which cells are grown under controlled conditions in order to, amongst other things, test and develop drugs and study the mechanism of disease.

The facility contains specialist incubators, centrifuges and microscopes that enable the manipulation and growth of cells.

Hallam offers a range of biosciences courses in biomedical sciences, biology, forensics and pharmacology.