Swimming, Not Sinking

"After a year of caution and conservatism, many lab managers, regardless of whether they are optimistic or pessimistic about ...

Happy New Year!

“Maximizing profits” and “competing for market share” are not typical phrases most people associate with laboratories. Right?...

Creative and Fun Video Contest

The web is full of new and interactive ways to engage with lab products and marketings minds are getting more and more creati...

Adjusting to a Flat World

In Thomas Friedman's The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, the author examines the impact of the "...

Project Management in the Lab

For many, Project Management means graphs, charts, and procedures, often implemented through a software package, designed to ...

Pittcon 2010

Pittcon 2010 ended yesterday afternoon at the Orlando Convention Center. As expected, the attendance numbers were down slight...

Who Polices Police Labs?

There is currently no governmental body, no state or federal agency that oversees the forensic labs that run tests on DNA, fi...

Know Your Xs from Your Ys

All generations are not created equal nor are they motivated the same way. How much attention do you pay to the personality c...

Interviewing Do’s and Don’ts

When interviewing a job candidate, do you adhere strictly to a grading scale or do you sometimes modify the job requirements ...

What A Mess!

Last week I received a phone call from a lab manager asking if there was literature or guidelines for cleaning up the glasswa...