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An exclusive digital series focusing on the most crucial topics and issues facing today’s laboratory professionals

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Innovative Strategies and Trends in Cell and Gene Therapy

Take a deep dive into the world of cell and gene therapy (CGT) and discover what it has to offer. From the latest advances to best practices recommended by biomedical scientists, this series features everything you need to know about how CGT, alongside viral vectors, has transformed the landscape of medical research. Spanning in-depth research and analysis as well as valuable insights from today's industry leaders, learn about the history behind CGT, the development of qPCR techniques, modern innovations in digital PCR techniques, and how to preserve the integrity of viral genomes.

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Protecting Lab Data Integrity through Data Security

Data integrity and security are closely connected. Labs must prioritize security to protect the integrity of the data they generate, in turn protecting their bottom line and reputation. This series explores the interplay between data integrity and security, including what lab managers must know about data backups, the principles of managing data integrity, and how electronic lab notebooks (ELNs) contribute to a lab's security profile.

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Optimizing Lab Operations through Data-Driven Strategies

This series delivers essential guidance on leveraging data for optimal laboratory operations. Learn about the core pillars of lab ops as well as the tools and strategies that can help your lab excel. From enhancing sustainability to streamlining workflows, this series equips lab managers with actionable insights to drive excellence. 

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Advances in Protein Identification and Sequencing

Protein sequencing methods and technologies are rapidly evolving. In this multi-part series, we review the pros and cons of current methods, such as mass spectrometry and immunoassays, and highlight new, cutting-edge technologies revolutionizing protein identification. We also discuss the integration of protein sequencing into multiomics approaches, which holds promise for deeper insights into biological processes and personalized medicine.

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The Latest Innovations in Sustainable Energy

This multi-part article series explores modern sustainable energy sources, including wind power, solar energy, biofuels, and lithium-ion batteries. Delve into each technology's development, efficiency, and potential impact on renewable energy systems. Through in-depth analysis, these articles provide valuable insights to inform future research and innovation in the pursuit of a more sustainable energy future.

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Cell Culture Advances and Techniques

Cell line development is an essential process in drug discovery and development. This multi-part series highlights some of the emerging tools that are helping labs to streamline this complex process and shares the benefits of 3D cell culture models, among other insights for those involved in pharmaceutical research and development. 

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Managing and Leading Today’s Diverse Laboratory Workforce

This multi-part series delves into the crucial role lab managers play in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within scientific organizations, including how to create an inclusive work environment, incorporating DEI elements into lab design, embracing neurodiverse staff members, and advocating for underrepresented groups in the lab. Throughout the series, lab managers gain insights into practical approaches, tools, and best practices for championing DEI in scientific research settings, ultimately enhancing both scientific outcomes and the overall work environment.

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Organoids: Exploring Higher Dimensions in 3D Cell Biology

3D biology and organoids are currently revolutionizing the fields of therapeutic development, disease modeling, and more. From studying pathologic brain development to innovating drug discovery, organoids are having a profound impact in combatting diseases. This series will delve into the scientific breakthroughs, technical challenges, and future prospects of organoids and 3D biology.

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Ensuring Lab Quality for Reliability and Compliance

Ensuring lab quality is a challenge that requires a multifaceted approach. Implementing a quality management system (QMS) is vital to a quality strategy, but lab managers must go beyond that to bring the lab into regulatory compliance. Learn how to deliver what's needed for a QMS, prepare for FDA GxP inspections, minimize errors, and more in this four-part series.

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The Roles of Service, Support, and Innovation in Laboratory Gas Generation

Gas generators offer a range of benefits to laboratories, including reliability, on-demand availability, enhanced safety, and sustainability. Thanks to these advantages, many labs are opting to replace their gas cylinders with gas generators. But the purchase and installation of your new asset is just the first step—the right service partner will help you to maximize efficiency throughout the entire life cycle of your gas generator. This series provides detailed insight into the purchase, service, and support of laboratory gas generators.

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Automation Implementation Strategies: A Roadmap for Your Lab

Automation has become a key tool for many labs, with growing potential to save time and improve accuracy. But lab managers must make a variety of decisions before implementing automated solutions, such as identifying the appropriate level of automation needed, determining if the lab's current design can accommodate automation, and how to get staff on board to use it. This six-part series covers all the key considerations of implementing and optimizing laboratory automation.

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Ensuring Quality Control in Pharmaceutical Processes

Quality control (QC) can be a significant challenge for pharmaceutical laboratories. Without a robust system for ensuring product quality, labs will have a higher margin for error, be prone to falling out of compliance with regulations, and are subject to losing time in regulatory inspections.

This series will share insight that QC lab leaders can implement as part of their QC processes, including how to minimize human errors, effectively responding to questions from regulators, and how a new HPLC system can mitigate common errors in liquid chromatography.

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