It's Not Only About Throughput

May 9, 2012

Automated liquid handling (ALH) grew from the high-throughput needs of medical diagnostic labs in the late 1980s through the ...

It’s All About the ROI

April 6, 2012

In today’s economic climate, it is necessary to ensure that all purchased equipment will provide a return on investment...

To Upgrade or not to Upgrade?

January 20, 2012

Nowhere is the controversy over instrument upgrades more animated than in HPLC, or more correctly, in the debate over switchi...

What it Takes to Run HPLC/UHPLC

January 20, 2012

Although by no means the only operational issue involved in HPLC, cost of ownership is something everyone considers and ultim...
Perspective On: A Forenics Lab

Perspective On: A Forenics Lab

January 20, 2012

Stephanie Smith has an exciting job. As assistant lab director of the Physical Sciences Unit at the National Forensics Labora...
Perspective On: A Food Testing Lab

Perspective On: A Food Testing Lab

December 7, 2011

Developers of analytical instrumentation for food laboratories are constantly being kept on their toes—foremost by the ...

Perspective On: A Drug Discovery Lab

July 13, 2011

The privilege of conducting research dedicated to finding cures for human diseases is one reason Paul Diaz starts his workday...
Perspective On: Forensic Labs

Perspective On: Forensic Labs

February 14, 2011

U.S. forensic laboratories are reeling from the enfeeblement of city, state and federal budgets. And with substantive regulat...
Perspective On: A Municipal Water Lab

Perspective On: A Municipal Water Lab

November 10, 2010

Connie Schreppel, director of water quality at Mohawk Valley Water Authority, oversees a 2,100-square-foot water quality lab,...

Perspective On: A Forensic Crime Lab

June 10, 2010

The National Academy of Sciences has unanimously recommended 13 measures to address problems plaguing crime-lab forensics, in...