macrophytes, Iona, UK

Pictured are: (l-r) S-Lab Project Manager Michelle Jackson; NAS Technical Manager Professor Gordon Bell and NAS Chief Analyst James Dick.

University laboratory highly commended at S-Lab Awards

29 August 2013

The Institute of Aquaculture’s Nutrition Analytical Service has received a high commendation at the recent S-Lab Awards.

S-Lab (Safe, Successful, Sustainable Laboratories) Awards recognise laboratory excellence and the University of Stirling laboratory was commended for its Laboratory Effectiveness.

Staff at the Nutrition Analytical Service (NAS) offer a fingerprick test to measure Omega-3 and Omega-6 levels in blood. This fast, clean, and less intrusive test is popular among elite athletes and clinical populations to determine their Omega-3 status.

Studies have shown that Omega-3 has numerous health benefits, ranging from brain function to heart health and improved muscle restoration.

James Dick of the Institute said: “We are delighted to have been highly commended for this award on behalf of the University and it is recognition of the effort put in by staff during the development of the Omega 3 Test.”

The S-Lab Conference and Awards are a unique initiative to create better linkages between, and highlight best practice amongst, all the key players involved in laboratory design, operation and management.

They originated in higher education, but now have growing involvement by public sector and commercial laboratories and suppliers.

For more information about the awards, visit: http://www.effectivelab.org.uk/awards.html