Cover Story |  Volume 14 - Issue 3  |  April 2019

Building a Culture of Sustainability

Five actions lab managers need to take to reduce waste in their labs

Sections

Business Management

Building a Culture of Sustainability

Building a Culture of Sustainability

Building a Culture of Sustainability

Five actions lab managers need to take to reduce waste in their labs

Improving Lab Ventilation System Efficiency

Improving Lab Ventilation System Efficiency

Improving Lab Ventilation System Efficiency

Lab managers can reduce their energy impact by improving their facility’s ventilation system and practicing better ventilation management

Chemical Disposal and Decommissioning

Chemical Disposal and Decommissioning

Chemical Disposal and Decommissioning

Years of experiments lead to an accumulation of chemicals that require appropriate handling and disposal

Research-Specific Labs

NETL: Dedicated to Fossil Energy Research

NETL: Dedicated to Fossil Energy Research

NETL: Dedicated to Fossil Energy Research

A look into the only national lab dedicated to fossil energy research

Leadership and Staffing

Developing Successful Laboratory Teams

Developing Successful Laboratory Teams

Developing Successful Laboratory Teams

The next generation of adaptive team designs and development will be critical drivers of success for every lab

Ask Linda: Moving Up The Ladder

Ask Linda: Moving Up The Ladder

Ask Linda: Moving Up The Ladder

Many outstanding scientists or engineers have failed as lab managers because they lacked the right attitude

Lab Health and Safety

Preserving Indoor Air Quality During Construction

Preserving Indoor Air Quality During Construction

Preserving Indoor Air Quality During Construction

Whether you are planning new construction or renovating an existing space, building construction is a dirty business

INSIGHTS

The Nature of Skincare

The Nature of Skincare

The Nature of Skincare

Bioprocessing plant cell secondary metabolites and phytohormones for personal care products

Multimedia

Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis

Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis

Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis

Understanding the different gel conditions, sample prep and protein band visualization techniques will help to ensure a great run every time

Linda's Lab: Reducing Lab Waste

Linda's Lab: Reducing Lab Waste

Linda's Lab: Reducing Lab Waste

Lenny learns that plastic waste can have dire effects on a lab's budget and on the environment

Ask the Expert

New Frontiers in PCR

New Frontiers in PCR

New Frontiers in PCR

Carl Wittwer, PhD, talks to contributing editor Tanuja Koppal, PhD, about polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Product Focus

Going Green in Glassware Washing

Going Green in Glassware Washing

Going Green in Glassware Washing

The right device can increase savings, but how it gets used also matters

Looking Beyond the Rotovap for Evaporator Selection

Looking Beyond the Rotovap for Evaporator Selection

Looking Beyond the Rotovap for Evaporator Selection

Lab managers might consider designs other than standard, single-bulb rotary evaporators.

The Fume Hood: Your Life Depends on It

The Fume Hood: Your Life Depends on It

The Fume Hood: Your Life Depends on It

There are a wide variety of fume hoods and an array of strategies for their proper use

Do-It-Yourself pH Tools

Do-It-Yourself pH Tools

Do-It-Yourself pH Tools

A new generation of DIY scientists are building some very complex instruments

Products in Action

AP07R Advanced Programmable Refrigerated Circulator, 7L

AP07R Advanced Programmable Refrigerated Circulator, 7L

AP07R Advanced Programmable Refrigerated Circulator, 7L

PolyScience is now offering an updated Advanced Programmable platform that includes all of the features of the previous Performance Programmable controllers—at no additional cost.