On Monday we travelled up to Edinburgh to participate in the World Congress for Reproductive Biology (WCRB2014) where - at least on this occasion - passports were still not an essential item to pack.
This was the third WCRB with delegates coming from all corners of the globe to present many interesting papers and posters on all aspects of reproduction and fertility.
At the Tuesday evening welcome reception we were serenaded by the, ahem, dulcet tones of traditional Scottish bagpipes and during the tea and lunch breaks we were able to discuss the benefits of our new warm stages.
These stages have been designed to meet the demands of andrologists and embryologists. It was encouraging to find a number already using some of our existing products, especially those working with koalas and crocodiles.
By Duncan Stacey