Hidden Treasure

Volume 5 Issue 9 | November 2010

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Cover Story

Hidden Treasure

By Bernard B. Tulsi

Driven by the need for greater cost effectiveness and the desire to extract the most value from pricey assets, laboratory managers are converting their unused, excess and replaced equipment into cash.


Leadership and Staffing

Time Out!

In order to thrive in today's work environment, you need to change the way you look at time. The key is not just managing your time, but maximizing it.

Scientific Talent Wars

In the great global game to woo and win scientific talent, more employers are extending non-cash motivators as the proverbial carrot. Attracting and retaining talent without pay increases is absolutely a discussion people are having.

Laboratory Technology

Five Common Mistakes in Lab Labeling

Labels can be a powerful, effective tool that impacts the overall success of not only your lab, but labs around the world. Labels can increase efficiency; improve accuracy; reduce errors; and enable a scientific community to share data, resources and learning.

Product Focus

Product Focus: GC-MS

Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) is the fastest-growing GC method.

Product Focus: LIMS

LIMS may be processor workflow-oriented, industry-oriented, or incorporate aspects of both.

Lab Product

Lab Health and Safety

What's That Smell?

In order to maintain employee and occupant health, comfort and productivity, it is essential to manage indoor environmental quality (IEQ) effectively.

Ask the Expert

How to Set Up Lab and Data Security

Murat Kantarcioglu, Ph.D., talks to Tanuja Koppal about the new technologies he is creating for mining and sharing various types of data without compromising the security or privacy of the information.

Research-Specific Labs

Perspective On: A Municipal Water Lab

Connie Schreppel, director of water quality at Mohawk Valley Water Authority, oversees a 2,100-square-foot water quality lab, a 300-square-foot laboratory located in a treatment plant as well as the operations of the less-than-typical Adirondack watershed lab.

Business Management

Instrument Life-Cycle Management

A key factor in maximizing return-on-investment in the lab is the ability to align the right scientific instruments, i.e., fixed lab assets, with science initiatives. Maintaining the right scientific instruments can help companies increase biological screening efficiency, shorten the drug development process, and meet milestone objectives.

The Economics of Rapid Microbial Testing

The four key criteria in selecting the right rapid microbial method share a common trait: a strong correlation to financial results. Without a strong value proposition, you simply wont have the support of your finance and operations management.

Laboratory Technology

Technology News Fume Hoods

Feature unitized flame retardant composite resin construction for total chemical and corrosion resistance.

Technology News Microplate

Optimiser™ Features a microfluidic channel as the reaction chamber (instead of the well), reducing assay times and sample/reagent consumption.

Laboratory Technology

Technology News Microplate Dispenser

Dispenses up to four independent, parallel reagents in volumes from 1 µL to 3 mL, and microplates from 6- to 1,536-well, including low-profile, standard height, deep well and even microtubes.

How it Works

How Advancing Spectrophotometric Flexibility Works

Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed the Thermo Scientific Multiskan GO UV-Vis spectrophotometer which offers free wavelength selection for both 96- and 384-well plates and various types of cuvettes.

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