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Spartan Plays a Role in Manufacturing the Covid Vaccine February 3, 2021 Spartan Plays a Role in Manufacturing the Covid Vaccine

As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, Spartans continue their work on the front lines, testing, treating, and even manufacturing the vaccine. Addyson Ives, a biomedical laboratory science major from the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program at Michigan State University, is part of the Biological Operations team for Pfizer. She and her unit are on the front lines, manufacturing the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Art of Laboratory Science December 9, 2020 The Art of Laboratory Science

Medical laboratory scientist honored at international art competition.

Picture a hospital or clinical laboratory. What do you see? Perhaps lab coats and gloves, test tubes and beakers, petri dishes and instruments. A clean, white, sterile world of medical equipment occupied by busy, dedicated professionals. But if you look closer you will find a world filled with vibrant colors and artistic ambitions.

First national review shows SARS-CoV-2 test results are accurate July 31, 2020 First national review shows SARS-CoV-2 test results are accurate

According to one of the world’s first SARS-CoV-2 proficiency testing programs – an objective method for measuring a laboratory’s testing performance and result validity – indicates that these newly developed laboratory testing methods are highly accurate for detecting the novel coronavirus, providing confidence in results and assurance for the clinical and public health decisions based on these test results. 

BLD SMiLeS program supports disadvantaged students majoring in medical laboratory sciences July 15, 2020 BLD SMiLeS program supports disadvantaged students majoring in medical laboratory sciences

The Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics (BLD) program at Michigan State University was recently awarded a Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for BLD’s project, SMiLeS: Support in Medical Laboratory Science to increase the number of students entering the clinical laboratory sciences workforce and specifically place many of these supported students into clinical training sites in medically underserved communities.