5 Keys to Effective Communication
Volume 7 Issue 11 | December 2012
Talking to your staff, your customers, and to upper management is common sense, natural and instinctive, right? Think again.
The ability to negotiate successfully in today’s turbulent business climate can mean the difference between success and failure.
The mistakes we all made coming up in the industry—the “freshman effect”—were almost unavoidable. Checking and rechecking kept us in check, and this was our go-to strategy as we became experts.
A Simple Tool for Calculating ROI Can Determine Which Investments are Best for Your Lab.
New U.S. Patent Offices Create Hubs of Innovation and Economic Activity.
Computing and Automation
Computation Unravels Old and New Questions in Biology and Chemistry.
How a Thorough and Disciplined Approach Can Help Buyers Avoid Unforeseen Costs and Other Surprises.
How Smart Lab Design and Layout Ensure Optimal Procedures, Workflow, Cooperation and Productivity.
Asset Utilization Monitoring Captures the Data Necessary to Improve Instrument Uptime and Lab Productivity.
Ask the Expert
Dr. Amanda Capes-Davis, an independent cell culture consultant and founding manager of CellBank Australia, talks to contributing editor Tanuja Koppal, Ph.D., about the imperative need to establish best practices in a cell culture laboratory.
One of the oldest and most common forms of absorption-based analysis, ultravioletvisible (UV-Vis) spectrophotometry continues to evolve.
New Environmental Precision Gives Researchers More Control.
Product and Technology Roundup: Hold the Decibels.
Advanced Controls Keep the Temperature Accurate Throughout the Box.
New Designs Reduce Fatigue and Increase Throughput.
Systems for Comprehensive 2D Chromatography.
Lab Health and Safety
A 3-Step Program for Working with Autoclaves.
Lab Health and Safety Tips
For too many years at academic institutions and some companies, health, safety and the environment have been something extra. It’s time that it becomes part of the process.
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Problem: Solvents are used in virtually every laboratory to perform routine research procedures as well as product quality control and medical and diagnostic tests. Laboratory staff are responsible for the documentation, staging, storage and transport of solvents, which compromises valuable time spent on research.
Temperature control is a critical aspect of many applications spanning numerous laboratories across the biotech, pharmaceutical and industrial sectors. Chillers and bath circulators are commonly employed to maintain the optimal temperature. The success of your hard work hinges on your temperature control solution.
The answer is simple: if you use your balance at all, regular calibration is critical. The question frequently comes up when a balance is initially purchased. A new balance operator’s manual almost always recommends calibration before use.
The oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) assay is an analytical method to determine the antioxidant potential of nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and food ingredients.
Designed to meet the growing need for personalized solutions, Gilson’s PLC 2020 is one of the only benchtop purification systems on the market capable of performing high pressure reverse phase applications at pressures greater than 500 PSI.
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Chemical, water or other analysis requiring exact measurement and dispensing of liquid reagents relies on the use of pipettes. Some pipettes are disposable, however, reusable glass pipettes are preferred because they are typically of higher quality and are calibrated more exactly.
Recognized worldwide as the leader in enterprise Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and instrument interfacing software, announces the release of LabWare ELNTM v2.0.
The latest equipment, instruments and system introductions to the laboratory market.
Electrophoresis relies on a basic process — particles moving in an electric field.
Freezers and refrigerators are an integral part of any laboratory that requires temperature controlled storage.
TOC (total organic carbon) analyzers are a mainstay of environmental and quality control chemistry.
A laboratory information management system (LIMS) consists of software that serves as the interface to a laboratory’s data, instruments, analyses and reports.
Low-temperature (or ultra low) laboratory freezers will achieve temperatures of -40°C to -85°C — much lower than their kitchen-based counterparts.