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Cover Story |  Volume 16 - Issue 8  |  September 2021

Beyond Compliance

The RAMP framework for risk assessment


Lab Health and Safety

Female Researcher Preparing Tissue Cultures in Biological Safety Cabinet.

Beyond Compliance: The RAMP Framework for Risk Assessment

One benefit of RAMP, and risk assessment in general, is that it is applicable to all scientific disciplines, not just chemistry

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Critical Disaster Planning Lessons for Laboratories

The COVID-19 pandemic offers an opportunity for lab leaders to reevaluate their preparation strategies

Leadership and Staffing

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Three Keys to Embrace Discomfort in the Lab

Here are three tips that will help your staff embrace the discomfort that will lead to growth and development

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How to Drive Innovation in the Lab

Unleashing creativity with the right people, effective work process, and good tools

Labs Less Ordinary

Upon impact, custom-made sensors measure the force being applied and displacement of the material being tested at Sandia National Laboratories’ Experimental Impact Mechanics Lab.

This Materials Testing Facility Can Analyze Almost Any Solid

The Experimental Impact Mechanics Lab at Sandia National Labs can analyze any solid natural or manmade material on the planet

Business Management

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Lab Security Tips for Cyber and Physical Threats

How to protect the lab’s instruments, data, and people from security risks

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Strategies for Marketing Used and Refurbished Lab Equipment

Transparency, quality control, and support are key factors in defining value


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Ergonomics Safety

Ergonomic best practices can prevent serious long-term injury

Lab Design and Furnishings

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Ultra-Secure Lab Building Hidden in Plain Sight

Texas A&M University GHRC wins Excellence in Safety prize in Lab Design Excellence Awards

In Focus

Waters Machine

A Universal Language Creates Harmony in the Laboratory

How a modern chromatography data system improves workflows and elevates your laboratory business


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Sensors to Enhance Agricultural Productivity

Developing novel solutions to achieve food security

Products in Action

Clippard ECLIPSE

ECLIPSE Ultra-Fine Resolution Electronic Proportional Isolation Valves

The stepper-controlled award-winning ECLIPSE leads the industry in performance and durability

Water Analysis

OHAUS AquaSearcher™ AB41PH Water Analysis Instrument

An advanced, research-grade benchtop PH meter offering accurate, repeatable results

Ask the Expert

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New Methods to Improve Food Production Sanitation Practices

Experts discuss current trends and challenges within food safety, as well as a research project aimed at improving sanitation practices within food production facilities

Product Focus

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A Critical Factor in Choosing the Right Lab Evaporator

Understanding the balance between sample heat sensitivity and solvent volatility is an important consideration

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The Benefits of Upgrading Fume Hoods in the Lab

Upgrading fume hoods optimizes chemical safety in response to changes in space, personnel, and workflow

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How to Prolong the Lifespan of Your Gas Generator

Regularly changing filters and maintaining consistent operating temperature and humidity are critical

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PPE: How to Ensure a Proper Fit

Properly-fitted PPE is vital for minimizing risk and promoting a positive safety culture

How it Works

Biophase Instrument

Transforming Biologic Drug Development

Making simultaneous CE-SDS/CIEF analyses of multiple samples possible