Cover Story |  Volume 13 - Issue 6  |  July 2018

Building a Future-Friendly Lab

Flexible design and access to talent are the keys to agile research and development

Sections

Lab Design and Furnishings

Building a Future-Friendly Lab

Building a Future-Friendly Lab

Flexible design and access to talent are the keys to agile research and development

Research-Specific Labs

'Living Lab' in Ottawa Conducts Cutting-Edge Science in Family-Friendly Environment

'Living Lab' in Ottawa Conducts Cutting-Edge Science in Family-Friendly Environment

Families planning a visit to the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa now have the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge scientific research.

In Focus

The Secret Science of Great Design

The Secret Science of Great Design

“Good design is in the things you notice. Great design is in all the things you don’t” - Win Hovens

5 Key Factors to Consider When Selecting Lab Furnishings

5 Key Factors to Consider When Selecting Lab Furnishings

The pace of research and development has greatly accelerated, and so has the need for well-equipped and efficient laboratories

Do You Know Where Your Water Has Been?

Do You Know Where Your Water Has Been?

The long journey from source to tap

Business Management

Top Tips for Planning a Successful Lab Renovation

Top Tips for Planning a Successful Lab Renovation

On-site field observation, verification, and documentation provide multiple benefits.

A Guide to Selling Used Lab Equipment

A Guide to Selling Used Lab Equipment

Educate yourself on your reselling options, the marketplace, and your instruments

Leadership and Staffing

Online Tool Renders Bench Designs in 3-D

Online Tool Renders Bench Designs in 3-D

Embracing flexibility in lab design can deliver significant cost savings. 

Ask Linda: Communication Matters

Ask Linda: Communication Matters

Effectively communicating with staff members is a critical skill for laboratory managers.

Laboratory Technology

Connecting Lab Instruments: Interface Strategies Depend Upon Compliance Requirements

Connecting Lab Instruments: Interface Strategies Depend Upon Compliance Requirements

It would be great if there was a one-size-fits-all interface solution, but reality is never so simple.

Lab Health and Safety

Guidance and Consistency Ensure Effective PPE

Guidance and Consistency Ensure Effective PPE

When are lab coats necessary? When should gloves be worn? What types are best?

Multimedia

Fume Hood Safety

Fume Hood Safety

Stay safe when working with your fume hood

Authenticating Your Cell Lines

Authenticating Your Cell Lines

Misidentified and contaminated cell lines contribute significantly to irreproducible science.

Linda's Lab: Making Mistakes

Linda's Lab: Making Mistakes

Linda gives Lenny a lesson in how a little preparation can reduce mistakes in the lab

INSIGHTS

Addressing Needs Unmet by FDA-Approved Assays

Addressing Needs Unmet by FDA-Approved Assays

The ins and outs of lab-developed tests.

Ask the Expert

Toxicology Testing in the Opioid Epidemic Era

Toxicology Testing in the Opioid Epidemic Era

Lab Manager editor Lauren Everett speaks with Alejandro Amador, COO of Ammon Labs.

Automation and Robotics for Academic Drug Discovery

Automation and Robotics for Academic Drug Discovery

Fraser Glickman, PhD shares some details on the work being done in his core facility.

Product Focus

Mass Spectrometry Can Address Many Shortcomings of Immunoassays

Mass Spectrometry Can Address Many Shortcomings of Immunoassays

Immunoassays span the spectrum of analytical biology, from basic research through medical diagnosis.

Optical Microscopy: Considerable Life in Centuries-Old Method

Optical Microscopy: Considerable Life in Centuries-Old Method

Scientists have used light microscopes for hundreds of years

Appropriate Furnishings Help Keep Cleanrooms in Compliance

Appropriate Furnishings Help Keep Cleanrooms in Compliance

Despite the name, a cleanroom is much more than simply a room that is kept clean

Streamlined Offerings Take Guesswork Out of Centrifuge Purchases

Streamlined Offerings Take Guesswork Out of Centrifuge Purchases

Centrifuge providers have eliminated a lot of the guesswork and streamlined their offerings through a combination of adaptability, ease of use, and vastly improved technology.

Surveys

Are You in the Market for a Thermal Analyzer?

Are You in the Market for a Thermal Analyzer?

Learn the most common types of thermal analyzers readers use and more from the latest thermal analyzer user survey results

Do You Need Electrophoresis Systems in Your Lab?

Do You Need Electrophoresis Systems in Your Lab?

Learn about exciting new applications and more from our latest survey results. 

What You Need to Know When Buying a Balance

What You Need to Know When Buying a Balance

Choosing the correct balance for your application, or a series of balances that suit all of your application needs, is the first step in good lab weighing practices

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Microwave Digester

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Microwave Digester

Learn readers’ most sought-after features and more from our latest microwave digesters survey results

How it Works

How Quenching Tissue Autofluorescence Works

How Quenching Tissue Autofluorescence Works

Problem: While immunofluorescence provides excellent subcellular visualization of proteins, glycans, and small molecules, inherent autofluorescence can complicate the signal

How Ensuring Continuous Online Data Collection Works

How Ensuring Continuous Online Data Collection Works

Problem: Argonne National Laboratory is tasked with measuring all types of
climate information—often working in some of the world’s harshest environments