The Optimized Lab

Volume 11 Issue 6 | July 2016

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Cover Story

Featured Articles


Research-Specific Labs

Business Management

Leadership and Staffing

Tips for Combating Negative Behavior in Meetings

Occasionally, a group member's negative behavior can derail a meeting. Reasons for negative behavior may include a meeting climate that avoids confrontation, personal style, or even the "rush" that such actions cause

Laboratory Technology

Lab Health and Safety


Ask the Expert

Joy McElroy on Validating Analytical Methods

Joy McElroy is co-owner of Maynard Consulting Company. She offers 14 years of experience as a consultant and over 20 years’ total experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries

Product Focus

ICP-MS: System Requirements Can Get Complicated

ICP-MS-based analytical techniques cross disciplines and are used in the food, pharmaceutical, environmental, geochemical, nuclear, and medical fields to monitor test samples for trace elements and their isotopes.


Ask the Expert

Product Focus

Product Focus

Laboratory Technology

How it Works

How New Generation Rotary Evaporators Work

Rotary evaporators (“rotavaps”) have for decades been staples in labs and industries performing chemistry, including labs in the chemical, environmental, materials, life science, and forensics industries.
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