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Cover Story |  Volume 19 - Issue 3  |  April 2024

Beyond Guesswork: Forging a Data-Driven Lab

Effective decision are data-driven and aligned with broader goals

Sections

Product Focus

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Keeping Water Safe to Drink with UV-Vis Spectrometers

analyzing contaminants in drinking water

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LC-MS: A Powerful Tool in Unravelling the Mysteries of PFAS

Utilizing precise analytical techniques may offer a potential solution to this persistent problem

Ask the Expert

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Preventing Contamination in Your Lab

Two safety experts share tips for minimizing the risk of contaminants leaving the lab

INSIGHTS

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Labs Gear Up: Advanced PFAS Detection in Water Meets New Regulations

Explore how laboratories are upgrading their PFAS detection capabilities in water to align with the latest regulatory standards for environmental safety and health

Lab Design and Furnishings

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Four Strategies for Creating a More Flexible Lab Design

A few guiding philosophies help labs ensure they can accommodate shifts in tech, generate better results, and respond to evolving needs

Asset Management

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The Ripple Effect of Poor Lab Inventory Management

Transform disarray to order with intelligent inventory management

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Beyond Guesswork: Forging a Data-Driven Lab

Effective decisions are data-driven and aligned with broader goals

Business Management

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When to Purchase a Service Contract

Before investing in a service contract, assess your equipment, contract options, staff skills, and backup scenarios

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The Balanced Scorecard: How to Use KPIs Effectively

If not implemented properly, KPIs can be gamed by staff

Leadership and Staffing

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Improving Lab Productivity with Effective Inventories

Modern inventory applications allow scientists to spend more time doing science

Management Tips

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Three Keys to Building Effective Vendor Relationships

Strong vendor relationships are mutually beneficial and deliver value to the lab