Regulatory Compliance

Volume 11 Issue 2 | March 2016

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Cover Story

Featured Articles


Editor's Buzz

Death and Taxes

Government regulations, like death and taxes, are an inescapable part of today’s laboratories

Leadership and Staffing

Open Communication

Developing a culture of open communication within an organization begins with the onboarding process. 

Research-Specific Labs

The Biotron

For the Biotron Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, varying temperatures and humidity levels are a good thing.

Business Management

Laboratory Technology

Lab Health and Safety


Ask the Expert

Product Focus


2016 HPLC Systems Survey Results

High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is, for many scientists, an essential chromatographic technique. HPLC systems used for the separation, identification, purification, and quantification of various chemical and biochemical solutions are composed of a pump, a sample injector, a separation column, a detection unit, and a data-processor.

Ask the Expert

Innovations in Mass Spectrometry

Gary Siuzdak, PhD, discusses his work developing novel mass spectrometry-based approaches in metabolomics and nanostructure-based imaging. 

Product Focus


2016 Automated Liquid Handling Survey Results

Automated liquid handling (ALH) systems span the range from semi-automated multichannel pipettors to room-sized systems. The industry is trending toward versatile, modular ALH systems—seemingly for every budget. Likewise, instrumentation, software, and methods have followed the trend toward greater user accessibility.

Product Focus

Product Focus


2016 Glove Box Survey Results

Glove boxes go by many different names and are used for many purposes. However, their essential attribute is the ability to maintain a completely separate environment from ambient. Glove boxes are completely closed compartments ranging in size from a few cubic feet to several hundred cubic feet and differ from other safety enclosures in two significant respects: users can introduce articles into glove boxes and manipulate them inside through ports fitted with gloves, and glove boxes typically use a specialized atmosphere.

2016 Glassware Washer Survey Results

Whether to employ central washing stations or point-of-use washers located under a lab bench or in a corner is something that has to be addressed with regards to laboratory glassware washers. The former provide an economy of scale and are popular with lab workers who, almost universally, hate to “wash the dishes.” The downside for central washing stations is that glassware tends to disappear over time, due to breakage and operator error.

How it Works

How Western Blotting Works

Problem: Nearly 40 years after its introduction, western blotting continues to be a powerful method for protein quantitation. Arguably, finding the right antibody to detect the protein of interest is the technique’s most critical and challenging step.

How Transferring Validated HPLC Methods Within USP Guidelines Works

Problem: The topic of technology transfer raises caution with many laboratory managers of analytical laboratories. In routine analysis laboratories, such as QA/QC, the need for continued support of established high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) methods can significantly outweigh the potential advantages of method modernization, making it exceptionally problematic or undesirable to adopt more modern liquid chromatography (LC) assays or instrumentation such as U(H)PLC ultra-high performance LC.

Laboratory Technology

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