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Cover Story |  Volume 17 - Issue 1  |  January/February 2022

A Guide to Successful Change Management

A five-step process to effectively implement change in the lab


Business Management

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A Guide to Successful Change Management

A five-step process to effectively implement change in the laboratory

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Succession Planning: Best Practices for Knowledge Transfer

Knowledge transfer is an important yet often overlooked component of succession plans

Labs Less Ordinary

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Helping Labs Solve Tough Material Science Challenges

University of Akron’s National Polymer Innovation Center helps industry leaders and labs understand next-gen materials and build new products

Leadership and Staffing

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Finding Your Leadership Style for the Lab

Taking a purposeful approach to identifying your leadership style can help you adapt and evolve in your role

Lab Design and Furnishings

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Leading a Lab Design Team

Nurture the talents of individual team members to build trust and strengthen outcomes

Lab Health and Safety

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The Leader’s Role in Setting an Example for Lab Safety

Lab managers need to be persistent role models of proper safety practices to ensure staff follow suit

Ask the Expert

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Finding Better Ways to Recycle Plastics

Chemical recycling methods and the development of novel polymers can have a significant impact on global plastic waste


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Polymers for Bioelectronic Applications

Polymers are being engineered for diverse products in our daily lives

Product Focus

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How to Make Your Antibodies Work for Your Lab

Not all antibodies work. Learn how to optimize them

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Cell Culture Applications in the Food and Beverage Industry

Many foods and beverages might one day come from labs instead of farms

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Purchasing Tips When Searching for a Flow Cytometer

Analyzing the costs, features, and footprint of flow cytometers

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Simple Tips to Keep Your Lab Vacuum Pump Running at Its Best

Because vacuum pumps are such a crucial part of many labs, it's essential to keep this equipment in top shape

Innovations In

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Innovations in Analytical Chemistry

A few of the 2022 Pittcon award winners describe the advancements their teams are making in analytical chemistry