Happy Labs

Volume 10 Issue 8 | September 2015

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Managers often work at instilling job satisfaction in their staff.  But to do this successfully, a manager must also be content in the workplace.

Sections

Editor's Buzz

Surveys

Leadership and Staffing

The Rise of Progress Leadership

The business term “change management” has been around for a while. The term relates to initiating significant change within an organization’s processes.

Business Management

Networking Opportunities

Your success often depends upon networking; getting yourself out there, making connections, and enjoying face time with peers and potential employers.

Asset Management

In our fast-moving 21st-century economy we increasingly see laboratory facilities relocating, expanding rapidly, or, in some cases, closing.

Leadership and Staffing

The Art of Networking

Networking is critical to keep you connected to the people and resources you need to excel in your career and find new opportunities.

Laboratory Technology

Quiet, Please

Just like most workplace settings, excessive noise in chemical and analytical laboratories can be a serious issue on several fronts.

Lab Health and Safety Tips

Lab Health and Safety

Ask the Expert

Managing Analytical Workflows

Associate editor Rachel Muenz speaks with research scientists Freya Freestone, MChem, and Helen O'Shea, BSc about data processing, analysis, and managing workflows in the lab.

INSIGHTS

Product Focus

Surveys

2015 FTIR Product Survey Results

Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, a subset of infrared (IR) spectroscopy, uses a mathematical algorithm, Fourier transform, to translate raw infrared data into a spectrum.

Ask the Expert

Deciphering the Microbiome

Lab Manager's Tanuja Koppal discusses microbiome research with Georg K. Gerber, assistant professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School

INSIGHTS

INSIGHTS on Cell Culture

Cell culture today presents a subtle paradox. Coaxing cells to produce biopharmaceuticals, vitamins, and industrial products requires inserting foreign genes and adapting cells to artificial growth conditions.

Product Focus

Surveys

2015 Shakers Product Survey Results

The wide variety of lab shaker designs on the market reflects the increasing diversity of scientific experimentation. Labs now use a greater range of sample sizes than ever before, from liters to microliters. Brought to you by:    

Products in Action

Product Focus

Surveys

2015 Viscometers Survey Results

Many industries measure viscosity, though the biggest user is the quality control department utilizing single-point measurement.

How it Works

Laboratory Technology

September 2015 Technology News

The latest equipment, instruments, and system introductions to the laboratory market. This month, we highlight companies exhibiting at the Gulf Coast Conference.

Powered Up PCR

System aims to reduce cost and resource-intensity of high throughput process

Products in Action

Handling the Multi-User Lab with Ease

Shared facilities or common equipment rooms, often result in a laboratory having a number of unique users with varying levels of centrifuge experience.