A Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) serves as the interface to a laboratory’s data, instruments, analyses and reports. Read on to find out the results of our LIMS survey.
New materials and ergonomics contribute to ease of operation
Once the domain of do-it-yourself Ph.D. scientists who spent years studying its intricacies, mass spectrometry (MS) is continuing to go “down market,” says Alessandro Baldi, Ph.D., business manager for MS at PerkinElmer (Waltham, MA).
Like the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield, laboratory water purification systems get no respect. Lab workers use them every day, but few realize— beyond opening the spigot—how they operate.
Experienced laboratory managers know that there are four basic categories of chemicals: toxic, corrosive, flammable and reactive.
The use of warning signs to designate particular hazards is not just a good idea. It’s the law.
Staff reductions can result in severe challenges to proper chemical waste disposal management. In some recent cases, entire large facilities have been closed.
Developing profitable new products and processes is the major mission of corporate laboratories. Professors justify their research grants aimed at developing new knowledge by describing how the research can eventually result in new products and processes to create new business, improve health, or protect the environment. Government labs justify their research in the same way.
Conventional lab water systems use UV light by flowing water in a chamber around the bulb in a protective quartz sleeve as part of the recirculation loop.
Increasing the sensitivity and resolution of LC/MS instruments has been an ongoing focus for instrument manufacturers.
The integrity of samples is paramount in all critical laboratory processes, and important in more routine operations.