Category Archives: Issue 2 August 17

Jonathon goes up a mountain – yes, another big adventure!

mountain-climbJonathon, our intrepid CEO, has just returned from another rather awe-inspiring adventure overseas. Jonathon, his friend Dom and a group of youngsters from a school in Wythenshawe, Manchester have just returned from a gruelling but highly successful trekking expedition on Toubkal Mountain in Morocco. Toubkal is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountain Range and soars to 4,000 meters high. Jonathon set about conquering it with his usual determination to raise much needed funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Everyone returned safe and sound having overcome some pretty intense challenges on the way. We’d like to congratulate Jonathon and the team for their efforts and if you’d like to contribute a little something to this worthy cause please go to Jonathon’s justgiving page:

Product Focus Mouse Swing by Lisa Doar

Lisa’s simply brilliant Mouse Swing ready to roll!


prototype-2Lisa Doar from CRUK Manchester will be as excited as we are to know that her highly innovative Mouse Swing enrichment device is now available to purchase from our friendly and helpful sales team. Samples are already on their way to a good number of customers and Lisa will be particularly pleased to know that the first purchases of her brilliantly simple product have already been processed.

You’ll remember that Lisa’s Mouse Swing won her first prize in the inaugural Janet Wood Innovation Award competition. Lisa will receive a percentage of the profits from sales of this great little device over the first 18 months whilst Datesand have taken care of all aspects of bringing it to market.

Datesand are very proud to be able to add these new, innovative products to our range particularly because they have been produced by expert colleagues from within the lab animal science community.

The brand new Mouse Swing is available for purchase exclusively from Datesand. It comes in packs of 100 in two formats as follows;

MS1-100 Mouse
Swing Single
Pack of 100 £49.00

MS2–100 Mouse
Swing Double

Pack of 100 £89.00

The even better news is that there’s a special introductory 25% discount until the end of August so plenty of time to get those first orders placed. Ring us or e-mail today for more details and to place your order.



The second annual Janet Wood Innovation Awards competition  is already open for your submissions.

Please download the special entry pack here



The future of UK Life Sciences – Lords Committee launches a new inquiry

uk-life-sciences20 July 2017 Lords Select Committee

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee launches an inquiry into Life Sciences and the Industrial Strategy.

The Government set out in its Industrial Strategy Green Paper its intention to create a new Life Sciences strategy to make the UK the best place in the world to invest in life sciences. To tackle challenges like cancer and dementia it is important that the UK has a strong life sciences sector. But the sector faces a number of challenges and opportunities, including Brexit and making innovative new treatments available on the NHS. Read more ….. The future of UK Life Sciences – Lords Committee launches a new inquiry – News from Parliament

Exhibition & Events

See us at AALAS October 15 -19 2017                                      November  28-30 2017