Spring clean your wellbeing

By |May 7th, 2019|

This is the time of year when many of us think about spring
cleaning our homes and getting everything nice and tidy, but what about some
simple ideas for spring cleaning your wellbeing too? Here at Covance Leeds, we
have put together some tips for how you can inject some new energy in to your
daily routine just in

Looking forward to Autumn

By |October 30th, 2018|

As the days get shorter and the evenings get colder it can be a little disheartening to say a final goodbye to summer, but there is so much to look forward to this autumn…

Did you know that Halloween, which is widely celebrated on October 31st, evolved from the ancient Celtic festival ‘Samhain’. As we all

International Clinical Trials Day

By |May 21st, 2018|

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, or so the saying goes… but when you sip a cool glass of lemonade, you may not know that lemons were used in the first clinical trial.

International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world on the 20th May to recognise the contribution clinical trials make to the

Covance Geneva Demonstrates How to “Bee Real”

By |September 9th, 2016|

What’s the buzz at the Covance office in Geneva, Switzerland? The team is celebrating its first honey harvest. Yes, you read that correctly—its first honey harvest. You see, in May of this year, Covance Geneva’s Three Rings (or R-ings) Committee—representing “Rethinking, Reducing and Recycling”—worked with a local startup to install three beehives on the roof

Antibiotics – Resisting the Resistance

By |August 17th, 2016|

Since the accidental discovery of penicillin in 1928, antibiotics have become an absolute cornerstone of medicine. Used to treat everything from meningitis to acne, and often prescribed to prevent infections after surgery or serious injury, it’s hard to imagine a world where we cannot rely on antibiotics to cure what ails us. However, with the

Olympic Spirit – A Potential Treatment for National Gloom

By |August 1st, 2016|

As recent news would suggest, taking part in a clinical trial and taking part in the Olympic Games may be more similar than you would think. You’d be forgiven for thinking that both would require you to be administered with some form of drug, if you are a Russian athletics competitor anyway. In the midst

5 Reasons to Seriously Consider Clinical Trials in your Uni Holidays

By |May 24th, 2016|

Aaaaah, Uni Summer holidays! Several months of freedom to enjoy lazy sunny days, international travel, catching up with friends… or (more likely) fighting your classmates for a 4-hours-a-week contract at your local bar or coffee-house! Have you considered making this year the year you do something really different by volunteering for a paid clinical trial?

Why does Covance have so many T2 Diabetes studies?

By |April 22nd, 2016|

 Over the last 2 years, we have invited both patients and healthy volunteers to take part in a high volume of clinical trials for drugs which aim to treat diabetes or diabetic symptoms. Why is this disease such a big deal? These recent statistics from the World Health Organisation speak for themselves:

An estimated 422 MILLION

What Does a Writing Competition Have To Do With Clinical Trials?

By |March 10th, 2016|

Shortly before last year’s mad Christmas rush I had the privilege of spending a day reading flash fiction, poetry and short stories by all the finalists of the Hysteria writing competition and writing a foreword for the finished anthology.

I have to say, this was a delightful day for me; but what do this competition and

What is … the Human Appetite Lab?

By |February 26th, 2016|


What springs to mind when you hear the words ‘Human Appetite Lab’?

Benches full of bubbling test tubes? Conical flasks full of rainbow-coloured liquids?

Plates full of ‘bush-tucker’, designed to test our appetites to the limit?

Maybe you’re a bit of a sci-fi fanatic and you noticed that its initials spell ‘HAL’, and you are visualising evil