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New Game Plans

New Game Plans

Welcome to Lab Manager’s first issue of 2016, in which we look at a number of challenges and changes facing today’s lab managers.

Business Management

A New Generation

A New Generation

“This is not your grandfather’s or grandmother’s national lab system anymore.”

Budget Planning

Budget Planning

Setting up a new lab can present many challenges, not least among them is managing your budget.

Warranties on Pre-Owned Analytical Equipment

Warranties on Pre-Owned Analytical Equipment

Used equipment can help keep your costs down, but you'll want to make sure you have the right warranty.

Research-Specific Labs

SNOLAB: Doing Science in an Active Mine

SNOLAB: Doing Science in an Active Mine

“Once you’re in the lab, it’s very difficult to recognize that you are two kilometers underground.”

Leadership and Staffing

High Standards

High Standards

Thanks to stricter government regulations and a closer eye on laboratory tests, accreditation and training remain as important as ever.

Laboratory Technology

Managing Workflow

Managing Workflow

A workflow management system can enhance your laboratory’s operation, no matter what type of lab you have.

A New World of Experimentation

A New World of Experimentation

Models and simulations continue to connect the real lab space with the virtual world

Preventing Contamination in Pipetting

Preventing Contamination in Pipetting

This article addresses the three contamination types that originate from pipetting: pipette-to-sample contamination, sample-to-pipette contamination, and sample- to-sample contamination.

January/February 2016 Technology News

January/February 2016 Technology News

The equipment, instruments, and systems introduced to the laboratory market at Pittcon 2016

Lab Health and Safety

How to Choose the Best Consultant for Your Lab

How to Choose the Best Consultant for Your Lab

There are more health and safety consultants out there than you can shake a stick at. Many are very good; some are not.

INSIGHTS

The Case for Primary Cells

The Case for Primary Cells

Primary cells have been a key part of life sciences research, and demand for these cells is at an all-time high.

INSIGHTS on Food and Beverage Screening

INSIGHTS on Food and Beverage Screening

To feed the world safe and consistent foods and beverages, companies need increasingly fast ways to screen products from start to finish.

Ask the Expert

Automation Trends in Analytical Labs

Automation Trends in Analytical Labs

Rohan Steel, PhD, is a project leader in the Biological Research Unit at Racing Analytical Services, Ltd. (RASL), in Flemington, Australia.

Advancing Big Data Science

Advancing Big Data Science

Marina Sirota, PhD, discusses trends in data analysis, tools for data storage, and tackling challenges associated with big data.

Product Focus

Focus On Consumables: Solid Phase Extraction

Focus On Consumables: Solid Phase Extraction

Solid phase extraction (SPE) serves as the front end to numerous analytic modalities, particularly but not limited to gas and liquid chromatography. 

Some Shaker Platforms Control Temperature and RPMs Over a Wide Range

Some Shaker Platforms Control Temperature and RPMs Over a Wide Range

Most of today’s biology labs need to shake something, and often in a controlled environment. That’s a job for a temperature controlled or incubator shaker.

Controlling Refractometry's Temperature

Controlling Refractometry's Temperature

A material’s refractive index—essentially how much it bends lights—can be used to describe the material and its use.

Number or Volume-Based Reporting?

Number or Volume-Based Reporting?

Which method of reporting is appropriate for your particle sizing/characterization application?

Surveys

2016 Titrator Product Survey Results

2016 Titrator Product Survey Results

Find out the most popular features and more from our latest titrator product survey results. 

2016 Microplate Reader Survey Results

2016 Microplate Reader Survey Results

Learn what accessories are most common and more from our latest microplate reader survey results.

2016 Lab Ovens User Survey

2016 Lab Ovens User Survey

Learn the most common applications and more from our latest lab oven survey results.

2016 Freeze Dryer Survey Results

2016 Freeze Dryer Survey Results

Find out readers’ purchasing plans and more from our latest freeze dryer survey results.

How it Works

How Sample Management in the Cloud Works

How Sample Management in the Cloud Works

Problem: With non-automated sample management systems, searching and sharing information within and without the lab is slow and tedious.

How Microfluidic Technology for Implementing and Building Assays Works

How Microfluidic Technology for Implementing and Building Assays Works

Problem: Laboratories in the U.S. and abroad face obstacles such as limited budgets and are
constrained by inefficient workflow and a lack of qualified personnel and highly specialized
technicians to fill a growing number of professional laboratory positions.

Products in Action

Adam Equipment's New Eclipse Balances Offer a Unique Weighing Experience for Lab Professionals

Adam Equipment's New Eclipse Balances Offer a Unique Weighing Experience for Lab Professionals

With its elegant capacitive touch keypad, large display and a full spectrum of advanced features, the new Eclipse range of balances from Adam Equipment aligns precision and performance.

Hanna Instruments Automatic Titration Systems

Hanna Instruments Automatic Titration Systems

Hanna Instruments provides immediate answers and support to all titration questions before and
after the sale.

Nor-Lake® Scientific -86°C Select™ Ultra-Low Upright Freezers

Nor-Lake® Scientific -86°C Select™ Ultra-Low Upright Freezers

Designed to meet the demanding requirements for scientific and laboratory research.  Advanced engineered design incorporates the latest in cabinet, refrigeration, temperature control and monitoring features.  

PolyScience Temperature Control Solutions

PolyScience Temperature Control Solutions

For 50 years, PolyScience has been the market leader in liquid temperature control equipment. From un-stirred and circulating baths to industrial-sized chillers, PolyScience has the perfect, precise and reliable solution for your needs.

The New Spectro Arcos

The New Spectro Arcos

The new SPECTRO ARCOS analyzer represents a new pinnacle of productivity and performance for inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometers.