5 Keys to Effective Communication
How honest communication reduces workplace rumors and earns credibility
Ten Tips for Negotiating Successfully
The ability to negotiate successfully in today’s turbulent business climate can mean the difference between success and failure.
Holding the Line on Good Laboratory Practices
The mistakes we all made coming up in the industry—the “freshman effect”—were almost unavoidable. Checking and rechecking kept us in check, and this was our go-to strategy as we became experts.
Investing to Save
A simple tool for calculating ROI can determine which investments are best for your lab
Accelerating the Patent Process
New U.S. patent offices create hubs of innovation and economic activity
Computing and Automation
Optimizing Laboratory Operations
Asset Utilization Monitoring Captures the Data Necessary to Improve Instrument Uptime and Lab Productivity.
The latest equipment, instruments and system introductions to the laboratory market.
Ask the Expert
Setting Up a Cell Culture Lab
Dr. Amanda Capes-Davis, an independent cell culture consultant and founding manager of CellBank Australia, talks to contributing editor Tanuja Koppal, PhD, about the imperative need to establish best practices in a cell culture laboratory.
CO2 Incubators: Environmental Precision Gives Researchers More Control
The evolution of incubators started with the control of heat. Then, scientists wanted humidity control. The desire to control an incubator’s pH spawned CO2 incubators.
Product Focus: Baths and Chillers
Product and Technology Roundup: Hold the Decibels
Product Focus: Non-Gassed Incubators
Advanced Controls Keep the Temperature Accurate Throughout the Box
Product Focus: Pipettes
New Designs Reduce Fatigue and Increase Throughput
Product Focus: GCxGC
Systems for Comprehensive 2D Chromatography
Are You in the Market for an Electrophoresis System?
Electrophoresis relies on a basic process — particles moving in an electric field.
Refrigerators/Freezers Survey 2012 Results
Freezers and refrigerators are an integral part of any laboratory that requires temperature controlled storage.
2012 TOC Analyzers Survey Results
TOC (total organic carbon) analyzers are a mainstay of environmental and quality control chemistry.
2012 LIMS User Survey Results
A laboratory information management system (LIMS) consists of software that serves as the interface to a laboratory’s data, instruments, analyses and reports.
Ultra-Low Freezer Survey 2012 Results
Low-temperature (or ultra low) laboratory freezers will achieve temperatures of -40°C to -85°C — much lower than their kitchen-based counterparts.
Lab Health and Safety
Lab Health and Safety Tips
Learning How to Be Safe is an Integral and Important Part of Your Work
For too many years at academic institutions and some companies, health, safety and the environment have been something extra. It’s time that it becomes part of the process.
How it Works
How a Bulk Solvent Delivery System Works
Problem: Solvents are used in virtually every laboratory to perform routine research procedures as well as product quality control and medical and diagnostic tests. Laboratory staff are responsible for the documentation, staging, storage and transport of solvents, which compromises valuable time spent on research.
How Temperature Control in Chillers & Baths Works
Temperature control is a critical aspect of many applications spanning numerous laboratories across the biotech, pharmaceutical and industrial sectors. Chillers and bath circulators are commonly employed to maintain the optimal temperature. The success of your hard work hinges on your temperature control solution.
White Papers and Application Notes
Just How Important is Balance Calibration?
The answer is simple: if you use your balance at all, regular calibration is critical. The question frequently comes up when a balance is initially purchased. A new balance operator’s manual almost always recommends calibration before use
Determining Antioxidant Potential : Using an Oxygen Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) Assay
The oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) assay is an analytical method to determine the antioxidant potential of nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and food ingredients.
Effective Cleaning of Pipettes
Chemical, water or other analysis requiring exact measurement and dispensing of liquid reagents relies on the use of pipettes. Some pipettes are disposable, however, reusable glass pipettes are preferred because they are typically of higher quality and are calibrated more exactly.
Products in Action
PLC 2020 Compact Liquid Chromatography System
Designed to meet the growing need for personalized solutions, Gilson’s PLC 2020 is one of the only benchtop purification systems on the market capable of performing high pressure reverse phase applications at pressures greater than 500 PSI.
i.C3 User Interface
The i.C3 user interface is icon driven, featuring a 7” full-color touchscreen that is door mounted at eye-level on all upright lab refrigerator models.
Recognized worldwide as the leader in enterprise Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and instrument interfacing software, announces the release of LabWare ELN v2.0.