Volume 4 Issue 8 | October 2009
So far, nearly 5,000 grants totalling over $1 billion have been awarded by NIH. Most have been awarded to research labs at large universities and small colleges, while some have been awarded to small, privately owned research and product development
Independent labs are a service business that thrives on the need to perform quality testing services to answer a variety of customer questions. Successful labs protect their customers confidentiality, meet timelines, act as the independent third pa
For most laboratories, turnover is low and tenures are high, so the opportunity and necessity to conduct interviews is limited. But, when its necessary, the author argues that behavioral event interviews work best because the questioning format requi
In tough economic times many companies slash their training budgets, thinking that training is expendable. This, according to the author, is ill-advised. Training is not an expense to be minimized; it is an investment that pays dividends by helping w
This author highlights some of the shortcomings in the use of cold-temperature-based sample storage, describes new technologies available that mitigate these shortcomings, and offers suggestions on the convergence of these technologies in meeting th
Because of the increased incidence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among laboratory workers, the principles of ergonomic design and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
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The latest equipment, instrument and system introductions to the laboratory market.
Outsourcing laboratory work is usually done on the assumption that another laboratory is able to perform the work more cheaply and/or more rapidly while maintaining adequate quality of the results. Laboratory managers must study other laboratories to
Sales and revenue growth are stalled at many companies in a variety of industries. As a result, these firms have frozen or reduced laboratory budgets and in some cases have reduced laboratory staffing levels. There are several ways laboratory manager
Lab manager Larry Deckers TestAmerica environmental lab in Connecticut is where he and his staff analyze thousands of soil, wastewater, and monitoring well samples each month. One key to the lab's success is a management team that works on training
Chemical fume hood design pros and cons
Using the Horizon Technology 8270 Carbon Cartridge Kit enables the capture of the more volatile 8270 compounds. The 8270 Carbon Cartridge Kit is designed for use with the Horizon Technology SPE-DEX 4790 Automated Extractor System, and the Oasis HLB
Agilent Technologies has taken an important step forward in automating sample preparation with its 7693A Automatic Liquid Sampler
The popularity of mass spectrometers (MS) in the food, clinical research and pharmaceutical markets has pushed labs to seek ways to improve the speed of their liquid chromatography (LC), thus increasing the throughput of their MS.
Problem: Understanding the viscosity is a crucial aspect of manufacturing operations in many industries worldwide. In order to fulfill customer demands of product consistency and quality, viscosity measurement becomes even more important.
The LIMS Market: A quick snapshot of the latest offerings from the major LIMS vendors
Purchasing the correct Fume Hood for your laboratory is a very important, long-term decision.